Three women’s teams in The Hundred have today confirmed domestic signings.
Phoebe Graham and Ami Campbell have signed for Northern Superchargers, Alicia Presland and Teresa Graves have joined Trent Rockets, and Grace Gibbs has linked up with Oval Invincibles.
The moves signal the end of the second phase of the player selection process in The Hundred Women’s Competition. Phase three, throughout June, will see the eight teams finalise their 15-strong squads.
Phoebe Graham said: “It’s going to be pretty special playing in The Hundred. I loved last year, playing regional cricket in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint trophy alongside players like Katherine Brunt and Lauren Winfield-Hill and The Hundred is going to be even bigger and more exciting again. You dream of running out in front of big crowds at major venues and I really can’t wait until it all gets started.”
Teresa Graves said: “It’s really exciting to be part of the Trent Rockets team. I’m looking forward to working with Salliann Beams and I think we’ve got a really strong squad forming. The standard is going to be strong and I want to be able to contribute, play my part and help the team towards success.”
Grace Gibbs said: “I can’t wait to be part of the Oval Invincibles set-up. The opening game is such a huge moment for women’s cricket and I’ll be doing everything I can to impress Jon Batty and try and get into the first XI. It’s really rewarding knowing I’ve had to work so hard to come back from a serious knee injury and it’s going to be really special to take to the field in such a big competition.”
The Hundred starts on July 21, with Oval Invincibles hosting Manchester Originals in an historic standalone women’s match.
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The Hundred is a brand new sports competition launching this summer (21 July-21 Aug). It fuses blockbuster entertainment with world-class cricket, inviting everyone to fall in love with the game at its intense, electrifying and incredible best.
Combining a new short, fast format of cricket, with each game lasting less than three hours, and incredible entertainment beyond sport, The Hundred will make cricket more accessible to reach a broader audience. It’s simple: 100 balls per team, most runs wins, so every ball counts.
The Hundred will feature eight brand new teams from seven cities, with men’s and women’s competitions taking place side by side: Welsh Fire (Cardiff), Southern Brave (Southampton), Northern Superchargers (Leeds), London Spirit, Trent Rockets (Nottingham), Oval Invincibles (London), Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix. Each team will feature some of the best international and domestic cricketers from around the world, including England Men’s & Women’s World Cup winners.
Games will be broadcasted live on Sky Sports and BBC throughout the competition – so whether in ground or watching from home – you’ll be right amongst all the action.
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