Nicola Carey


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She played a match-winning innings on debut for NSW



Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Medium








St George - Sutherland


Nicola Carey is a young allrounder to keep a close eye on.

She made her debut for the Lendlease Breakers shortly before her 18th birthday when NSW played South Australia in 2010-11 without their contingent of Australian players.

Showing maturity above her years, she scored a match winning 36 not out in her first WNCL appearance then held her place in the team for the next few matches when the internationals returned. Unfortunately she was cruelly robbed of a chance to play for a trophy with she was struck down by illness just days before the WT20 Final.

She only played a handful of games in 2011-12 but some encouraging performers at the Australian Youth level saw her invited to attend the Australia A Women's training camp in Colombo ahead of the 2012 World T20.

After initially missing out on selection in the final squad for that tournament, she did earn a last minute call-up just before the start of the competition when NSW teammate, Sarah Coyte, fell ill.

In 2013-14, Carey played her first full season of WNCL and WT20, while her performances during 2014-15 saw her called into the Australia A Women's team which played England Academy in Dubai in early 2015. 

She was part of the Sydney Thunder squad that won the inaugural Women's Big Bash, and was called into the Australian squad for the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup as an injury replacement player.

Carey's classic leaves Inglis stunned

Emma Inglis couldn't believe it as Sydney Thunder's Nicola Carey held on to a blinder off her own bowling for the Commonwealth Bank Play of the Match

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WBBL|04 previews: Sydney Thunder

They've got some top-quality Aussies on the books, but Mel Jones reckons it's the gun internationals who will be key to the WBBL|01 champs taking out a second title

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Carey claims big scalp for Thunder

Nicola Carey got the breakthrough Sydney Thunder were desperate for, trapping Perth Scorchers leader Elyse Villani lbw

'I was thinking, we’re actually going to die'

Australia's players were put to the test far away from the cricket field this week, in a team-bonding exercise they hope is the first step towards World T20 glory

Carey eyes World T20 after rapid rise

Allrounder reflects on breakthrough tour of India as she aims to establish herself in the senior side

CA announce 2018-19 women's contract list

Three new faces among the 14 players handed national deals with Cheatle and Beams losing their contracts