18/04/2024
Emma Mannix-Greeves

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Ahead of the upcoming WBBL season, newly re-signed wicketkeeper Emma Manix-Geeves has lofty ambitions for the Hurricanes.

Manix-Geeves was part of the incredible WNCL final victory with the Tasmanian Tigers in February and wants to taste the same success with Hobart.

“[There’s a hunger] absolutely, I think both the men’s and women’s teams are really pushing for some silverware this year,” she said.

“I don’t know how many years it’s been, obviously made finals last year which was amazing, and hopefully a great stepping stone to go a couple of places better.

“I think our list, from the Tigers to the Hurricanes is pretty similar. Which is great, so hopefully we can transfer over that Tigers form to the Hurricanes, with a couple of new international additions, and push for some silverware.”

Having played for the Tigers for a number of years, as well as past stints with the Hurricanes, Manix-Geeves was happy to remain in purple for the upcoming summer, having no real desire to move.  

“I did kind of weigh up my options and see what was out there, but at the end of the day it was going to take something, a lot for me to leave Tassie,” she said.

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“Although I might not get the same opportunities, or the opportunities that I’m after, I still love playing in the purple, and I’ll do anything to play in this team. “

Manix-Geeves is no stranger to being behind the wickets, being the current keeper of the Tigers and also previously having held the role of wicketkeeper for the Hurricanes.

However, given the recent signing of South African Lizelle Lee, Manix-Geeves is candid about her prospects with the gloves.

“I’m not naïve to think that I could give more to the team than she could, she is an incredible batter and she’s got amazing hands,” she said.

“So I think at this stage she’ll be our number one keeper. But, you know, that’s OK.

“I will work behind the scenes and do whatever I can to be ready if I’m if I’m needed to take the gloves. But fingers crossed she’s going well and just staying on the park. If that’s the case, then it is what it is.”


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