New Zealand cricketer Hayley Jensen, 26, and uncapped Australian cricketer, Nicola Hancock, 23 tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony last weekend. In long white dresses, the ladies looked ecstatic after pledging each other’s troth.
Hancock made the news of their wedding public via an Instagram post. Sharing a picture with her beloved one, she wrote "I will continue to make you laugh until your adorable face hurts. Only 46 days until the day we have both been dreaming of."
According to reports, Hancock will take Jensen’s surname. She shared more insights from the lovely affair on her Instagram handle.
Hancock (L) with Jensen after the ceremony. Image: Instagram: Nicola Hancock
The pair have rarely spoken about their relationship in public, but Jensen mentioned in an interview last year, Hancock was helping her through a long-term injury and short-term ban from the game.
The Kiwi all-rounder Jensen and her partner Hancock, together played for Melbourne Stars in Women's Big Bash League (WBBL), before she joined the Melbourne Renegades for the third edition. However, Hancock remains to be a part of 'Team Green' in the Australian T20 league.
Melbourne Stars also shared a beautiful message for the newly-wed couple." From #TeamGreen, congratulations to Stars bowler Nicola Hancock who married her partner Hayley Jensen last weekend!"
Jensen made her international debut for the White Ferns in 2014 and with her 122 runs against Prahran in March 2015, was the first-ever female to score a century for the Melbourne Cricket Club.
She also who won the Una Paisley medal as the 'Best Player' in the Victoria Women's Premier Cricket competition in 2017/18.
On the other hand, her Victoria-born better half was one of the top bowlers for Melbourne Stars as she ended the tournament being the second-highest wicket-taker with 13 wickets from 14 outings.
The duo joined the likes of South African women's cricket team skipper Dane van Niekerk and teammate Marizanne Kapp who tied the knot in July last year. Before them, New Zealand pair of Amy Satterthwaite and Lea Tahuhu also got married.
(Featured Image: Instagram/Nicola Hancock)
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