|League||Women's Big Bash League|
|Home ground||Blundstone Arena|
|Secondary home ground(s)||UTAS Stadium, Invermay Park|
|Twenty20 debut||11 December 2015|
|Official website||Hobart Hurricanes|
The Hobart Hurricanes (WBBL) are a women's Twenty20 cricket team based in Bellerive, Tasmania.[a] They compete in the Women's Big Bash League.
One of eight founding WBBL teams, the Hobart Hurricanes are aligned with the men's team of the same name. At the official WBBL launch on 10 July 2015, Julie Hunter was unveiled as the team's first-ever player signing. Julia Price was appointed as the Hurricanes' inaugural coach, while Heather Knight became the inaugural captain.
The Hurricanes played their first match on 11 December against the Melbourne Renegades at Aurora Stadium, winning by 35 runs.
The Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars have combined to produce an inordinate amount of matches with close finishes, including:
The Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers have met in two semi-finals:
The Sixers defeated the Hurricanes in their first eleven encounters, setting a WBBL record for the longest head-to-head winning streak. The Hurricanes finally defeated the Sixers on their twelfth attempt:
See also: § Season summaries
There have been five captains in the Hurricanes' history, including matches featuring an acting captain.
|Season||W–L||Pos.||Finals||Coach||Captain||Most Runs||Most Wickets||Most Valuable Player||Sources|
|2015–16||8–6||2nd||SF||Julia Price||Heather Knight||Heather Knight – 363||Veronica Pyke – 22||Heather Knight|||
|2016–17||7–6||4th||SF||Julia Price||Heather Knight||Heather Knight – 334||Hayley Matthews – 20||Amy Satterthwaite|||
|2017–18||2–12||8th||DNQ||Julia Price||Corinne Hall[d]||Matthews, Redmayne – 297||Nicola Hancock – 11||Hayley Matthews|||
|2018–19||2–12||8th||DNQ||Salliann Beams||Sasha Moloney||Heather Knight – 374||Brooke Hepburn – 15||Heather Knight|||
|2019–20||4–9||7th||DNQ||Salliann Beams||Corinne Hall||Heather Knight – 282||Belinda Vakarewa – 20||Belinda Vakarewa|||
|2020–21||3–9||8th||DNQ||Salliann Beams||Corinne Hall||Rachel Priest – 354||Hayley Matthews – 12||Rachel Priest|||
|2021–22||5–8||6th||DNQ||Salliann Beams||Rachel Priest||Mignon du Preez – 414||Molly Strano – 15||Tayla Vlaeminck|||
|DNQ||Did not qualify||SF||Semi-finalists||*||Led the league|
|EF||Lost the Eliminator||RU||Runners-up||^||League record|
|CF||Lost the Challenger||C||Champions|
|Venue||Games hosted by season|
|Kingston Twin Ovals||2||–||–||–||–||–||2|
|West Park Oval||–||–||–||2||2||–||4|
Main article: 2021–22 Hobart Hurricanes WBBL season § Squad
The following is a list of cricketers who have played for the Hurricanes after making their debut in the national women's team (the period they spent as both a Hurricanes squad member and an Australian-capped player is in brackets):
Statistics and awards updated through to the end of WBBL|07
|Year||Kit Manufacturer||Chest Sponsor||Back Sponsor||Breast Sponsor||Sleeve Sponsor|
|2016–17||Davey Street||Davey Street|
|2021–22||Nike||Hydro Tasmania||Hydro Tasmania||University of Tasmania|