21-year old Lugg will join ACT Meteors captain Ange Reakes at the club and will also get the opportunity to play alongside her wicketkeeping hero, Australian player Alyssa Healy.
After three seasons with the ACT Meteors, honing her craft as a wicketkeeper-batter, Lugg has patiently waited for her WBBL opportunity to come.
When recently back home in Coffs Harbour, during a week’s break from Meteor’s pre-season, Lugg received the ultimate surprise. An offer to join the Sydney Sixers.
“I got a phone call from (Sixers WBBL and BBL List Manager) Lisa Sthalekar, out of the blue, and I was very shocked to get a phone call from her,” Lugg said.
“She basically said we need a back-up keeper and she asked me what my thoughts were on playing for the Sixers and obviously my thoughts were very positive.
“I’m beside myself a little bit, I’m really excited.”
The almost four-year wait to get that elusive WBBL contract made it “even more sweet” for the law student.
“I have been trying to chip away and eventually find my way into a team for the last few years,” Lugg said.
“When WBBL starts in October and November, most of my ACT squad go off to Big Bash, so the last two years it’s been me and a couple of others back (in Canberra) training... but this year, I get to go away as well and experience that, meet new people.”