Women's Cricket: First domestic signings announced for The Hundred

The eight teams taking part in cricket’s inaugural The Hundred, have today announced their first wave of domestic signings for each women’s team.

Each team have added to their squad with four new signings, made up of players that have represented England, those who are part of the England Academy and others who have massively impressed in the county game. 

Many of these domestic signings have local ties with their respective teams. London Spirit has recruited Naomi Dattani, who is the captain of nearby Middlesex’s one-day team, and Marie Kelly, captain of Warwickshire, has signed for fellow West Midlanders, Birmingham Phoenix.

All of Manchester Originals’ new signings play in the north-west for Lancashire, including World Cup winner Alex Hartley, and Northern Superchargers have stuck to their northern roots by signing Yorkshire’s Katie Levick who also happens to be the leading wicket-taker in the history of women’s county cricket.

Welshwomen Alex Griffiths and Claire Nicholas have signed for Welsh Fire, but Scottish international, Kathryn Bryce, has decided to move down to the East Midlanders to sign for Trent Rockets after impressing in the Kia Super League.

Young stars Sophia Dunkley and Lauren Bell will play for Southern Brave and Lydia Greenway has strengthened her Oval Invincibles side with former England seamer Tash Farrant, as well as Yorkshire’s Holly Armitage.

The full domestic squad signings are as follows:

Birmingham Phoenix
Evelyn Jones, Isabelle Wong, Marie Kelly, Ria Fackrell

London Spirit
Aylish Cranstone, Charlie Dean, Hannah Jones, Naomi Dattani

Manchester Originals
Alex Hartley, Ellie Threlkeld, Emma Lamb, Georgie Boyce

Northern Superchargers
Bess Heath, Georgia Davis, Helen Fenby, Katie Levick

Oval Invincibles
Georgia Adams, Hollie Armitage, Rhianna Southby, Tash Farrant

Trent Rockets
Beth Langston, Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Glenn, Mady Villiers

Southern Brave
Fi Morris, Lauren Bell, Paige Scholfield, Sophia Dunkley

Welsh Fire
Alex Griffiths, Claire Nicholas, Georgia Hennessy, Sophie Luff

The Hundred kicks off on July 17th, with the women’s competition getting underway from July 22nd.

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