05 April 2022
Thank you, Corinne Hall
Last month, Corinne Hall announced that the Women's National Cricket League (WNCL) Final would be her last match at the elite level, bringing a storied career spanning more than a decade to a close.
Despite being born in Gosford and playing all of her junior cricket in New South Wales, the name Corinne Hall will always be synonymous with cricket in Tasmania.
Hall is one of a select group of players who has been at the forefront of the rise of professional women’s cricket in Tasmania, as a member of the inaugural list of the Hobart Hurricanes, and signing for the Tasmanian Roar (now the Tasmanian Tigers) during their first year competing in the 50-over Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) competition.
A talented junior, the right-handed batter – who was also known to bowl the occasional off-break – Hall was named the Cricket NSW Female Rising Star for the 2004-05 season, but later moved to Tasmania seeking further opportunity in her cricket.
Hall joined the Road partway through the 2010-11 season; the team’s first year contesting the WNCL, with the original 2009-10 team having joined the Australian Women’s Twenty20 Cup – the national women’s T20 competition before the inception of the WBBL – the year before.
Hall made her WNCL debut for the Roar that same season on January 14, 2011, and from humble beginnings, went on to break nearly every individual record she could for the state. She finishes her career as the Roar/Tigers’ leading WNCL run-scorer (1,626 runs at an average of 29.56), as the player to have taken the most catches in Tasmanian colours (28, including a screamer in the WNCL Final), and as of the 2021-22 WNCL Final, Hall overtook Emma Thompson to become Tasmania’s most-capped WNCL player, with 63 appearances to her name.
Ironically, Hall’s final match, was the only WNCL match for Tasmania where she has not been required to bat.
However, most importantly, after many difficult years, the name Corinne Hall will, be etched in history as a member of the squad that won the first-ever WNCL title for Tasmanian cricket.
When the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) commenced in 2015, Hall signed on as a foundation player the Tasmanian franchise, the Hobart Hurricanes.
In seven seasons, Hall remains one of just five players to have captained the Hurricanes. She stepped up to the plate and took on the role when then-captain, Heather Knight, had to withdraw from WBBL|03 due to injury, and later took on the role in a permanent capacity for WBBL|05 and WBBL|06.
Hall went on to play in every edition of the WBBL throughout her career, and – including her final season with the Sydney Thunder – amassed 1,045 runs over 79 games.
Other accolades to be added to Hall’s list of achievements includes being named the 2018-19 Tigers Player of the Year, as well as representing Australia A (then known as the Shooting Stars) in 2010 and 2013.
Cricket Tasmania would like to thank Corinne for the incredible contribution she has made to Tasmanian cricket over the past 12 seasons. In sport, fairytale finishes are not bestowed on many, however we couldn’t be more thrilled to see such a great servant of Tasmanian cricket go out on the ultimate high.
The name Corinne Hall truly will be remembered as a trailblazer of Tasmanian women’s cricket for years to come.
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