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Healy extends Sixers stay

02 November 2019

The Sydney Sixers have received a welcome boost heading into this weekend's WBBL double header in Perth with the news star wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy has agreed to a contact extension.

Healy, a foundation team member who is now the best wicketkeeper-batter in the world, will be in magenta until at least the end of WBBL|08. This follows the news earlier this week that fellow Sixer Erin Burns has added two years to her current deal.
 
Both players would have had a myriad of options on the open market but neither wanted to leave the Harbour City - or the Sixers and a squad who have been part of every WBBL final since the competition began.
 
Healy's record is well documented, while Burns arrived back in her hometown of Sydney two years ago from the Hobart Hurricanes and has stepped up from a playing the role of consistent domestic toiler to become an international in two forms of the game.
 
Healy believes coach Ben Sawyer has assembled a talented group of emerging players to compliment established stars like herself, skipper Ellyse Perry and internationals Burns, Ash Gardner, Marizanne Kapp and Dane Van Niekerk.
 
‘It was a fairly easy decision to re-sign with the Sixers and hopefully have another three successful years," Healy said. 
 
"It never really crossed my mind to go anywhere else. 
 
"It was an easy call to stay and help with the group of young kids coming through. Hopefully they will take over when a few of us have had enough."
 
The Sixers take on the Melbourne Renegades today at 3:10pm (AEDT) and the Melbourne Stars on Sunday at 2pm, with both fixtures to be played at the WACA Ground as part of the west's Big Weekend.