Salliann Beams re-signs as head coach of Tigers, Hurricanes for two more years

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Salliann Beams has signed a two year contract with Tasmania and she will continue as the head coach of Tigers, Hobart Hurricanes for the next two seasons until 2024, Cricket Tasmania announced on Friday (May 6).

Beams helped Tasmanian Tigers to their first title in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) when they beat South Australian Scorpions in March. She became the head coach of Tigers and Hurricanes. She is currently also the head coach of Trent Rockets in The Hundred.

“I’m really pleased to have all the paperwork ticked off so we can really get stuck into preparing for next season,” Beams said. “It’s no secret that we’re aiming for back-to-back titles in the WNCL, as creating sustained success has been one of the big goals ever since I started here, and we’re looking to build that on the WBBL side of the program as well.

Hurricanes haven’t had a great run in WBBL over the years and they finished number six on the table during the seventh edition of the competition.

“I think we’ve had some solid lists and signed really good players for the WBBL in the past who probably have not quite lived up to their potential on paper, but as we began to see last season, we definitely have the right ingredients there,” Beams added.

“Once again, we’ll have a couple of key new signings for the Hurricanes this year, and with a lot of the same players playing for both the Tigers and the Hurricanes, I think we will be able to build that winning culture in purple, just as we have in red, yellow and green.”

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Simon Insley, Cricket Tasmania general manager of high performance, said the decision to re-sign Beams was an easy one and he added that she will also help them grow them the girls and women pathway.

“The Board and everyone else in the program are obviously thrilled with the work Salliann has been doing and the level she and her team have got our program to,” Insley said. “With the team she has built around her and the culture our group has developed, we truly believe that our program is one of, if not, the best in the country, and, as shown by the calibre of players who have chosen to move here and play under Sall and the team, one of the most desirable to be a part of as well.

“Sall and her team not only are committed to achieving long-term success for the program, but to developing a sustainable pathway that all young Tasmanian girls can aspire to be a part of, which will leave our sport in a great position for years to come.”

The release also said that Tigers will announce their contract list for the 2022-23 season in the coming week.