JLT One-Day Cup 2018
Blues aplenty as Henriques ties knot
NSW allrounder weds partner Krista Thomas surrounded by NSW teammates in break from pre-season routine
11 August 2018, 09:14 AM AEST
The NSW Blues squad have taken a break from their usual pre-season training to head to Far North Queensland for the wedding of allrounder Moises Henriques.
Henriques, the Portugal-born allrounder who has played all three formats of international cricket for Australia, wed long-term partner Krista Thomas in a seaside ceremony near Cairns.
Australia fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins were joined by many of their NSW Blues teammates, including fellow bowlers Sean Abbott, Harry Conway, Trent Copeland and Steve O'Keefe, as well as state captain and former Australia wicketkeeper Peter Nevill.
Henriques played four Tests between 2013 and 2016, all of them in the subcontinent, and made his debut against India in Chennai in 2013, hitting 68 and an unbeaten 81.
He made his international debut in a T20 match against New Zealand at the SCG late in the 2008-09 summer. Henriques played 11 matches in each of the white-ball formats for Australia.
He played in Australia's Champions Trophy campaign a year ago in England, and hit an unbeaten 62 in a T20 victory against India last October, his last international appearance to date.
He's previously captained the Sydney Sixers and NSW Blues, and shapes as a key figure for the state as they seek to reverse last summer's poor results under new coach Phil Jaques.
Henriques recently opened up on his battle with mental illness which saw him relinquish the captaincy and take a break from the game last summer, citing the support of his new bride as key.
"I've been a long time sufferer of mental illness," Henriques said. "During this time, I was extremely fortunate to have amazing support and love from family and friends.
"Add to that the huge backing from my employers and the huge amount of resources we have at hand as professional athletes to guide me through my recovery.
"It dawned on me during my struggle, how would someone cope with mental health challenges without these support structures in place to help them. No family or friends, no finance or support from employers – I have no idea how’d you survive."
Henriques spoke out ahead of The Chappell Foundation's 'Sports Stars Sleepout' fundraising event, which saw 21 Australian sports personalities camp on the SCG outfield for a night to raise funds and awareness for youth homelessness.
His personal revelations helped him raise more than $7,000 for the cause, with the event itself raising more than $55,000 so far.