CARR TO CAPTAIN THE SUNRISERS
Sunrisers can today announce the makeup of their squad, competing in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. With players drawn from across the London & East region, as well as through local partnerships, the 17 players who will wear the Sunrisers shirt represent the best talent in the area.
The Sunrisers will be captained by Amara Carr. The Middlesex wicket keeper batter, is one of three players who have previously signed retainer contracts with Sunrisers. Naomi Dattani will perform the role of vice captain for the competition. Amara, Naomi, and their fellow retainer contracted player, Cordelia Griffith, will be joined by 12 players all on contracts for the duration of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.
In addition England Centrally Contracted players, Mady Villiers of Essex, and Fran Wilson, of Kent and formerly of Middlesex, will be with the squad for the first two rounds of matches.
Speaking of the squad, Danni Warren, Sunrisers Regional Director of Women’s Cricket said:
“We have been through a comprehensive, and collaborative, selection process, resulting in this young and exciting squad. It is so heartening to see almost all of our regional partner counties represented in some way by a player in this squad, either having come through their age group pathway or having pulled on their senior shirt.
It is so important that we can showcase the opportunities for young players to aspire to and this group of players does exactly that. They are a great group with a lot of talent, I cannot wait to see them perform on the elite domestic stage.”
Speaking of the squad, Sunrisers Head Coach Trevor Griffin said:
“This weekend sees the start of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, and marks the beginning of a landmark era for Women’s cricket. Our brand new Sunrisers squad has been created from scratch over the last few weeks and has lots of really exciting, talented young cricketers from all parts of our region – everyone involved has worked incredibly hard to get to where we are now, and this is just the beginning for us.
I’m proud of how far we’ve come already both off the field and in training, now it’s time to play some competitive, positive and skillful cricket, I can’t wait to get going and take the next step on the journey with this group and help them grow and develop as people and players.”
Sunrisers 2020 Squad
Player Name County
Amara Carr Middlesex
Hayley Brown Northamptonshire
Kelly Castle Essex
Naomi Dattani Middlesex
Jo Gardner Warwickshire
Gayatri Gole Middlesex
Cordelia Griffith Middlesex
Scarlett Hughes Essex
Lissy Macleod Berkshire
Katie Midwood Essex
Sonali Patel Middlesex
Mia Rogers Berkshire
Grace Scrivens Kent
Emily Thorpe Middlesex
Mady Villiers Essex
Fran Wilson Kent
Katie Wolfe Middlesex
Sunrisers will kick off their Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy campaign on Saturday 29th August, welcoming the Southern Vipers to Essex’s cloudfm County Ground.
The game can be followed across all of the Sunrisers social platforms, as well as there being a live stream available to follow every ball.