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Second married couple to play test cricket


They were team-mates at the Under-10 level, battling for the wicketkeeping gloves. One kept the gloves, and became Australia’s No. 1 keeper. The other turned to fast bowling and eventually took the new ball for Australia.

On Friday, Alyssa Healy and Mitchell Starc were married at an undisclosed waterfront location in Sydney, and were quick to coin the hashtag #stealy, reports the ESPNCricinfo.

In attendance were a number of players from Australia’s men’s and women’s teams, including Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Pat Cummins and Ellyse Perry.

Healy and Starc were team-mates for close to six years, until Healy moved to women’s cricket at 15, and began dating shortly before Starc’s first Test call-up in 2010. They were present at each other’s Test debuts, and are regularly among their respective teams’ posses of WAGs and HABs.

“There’s not too much cricket that is spoken at home,” Healy told during the recently concluded World T20. “But we are in a lucky position where we both know what one another is going through, so if you have had a hard day, then you know exactly what has happened.”