THREE MORE SUNRISERS EARN HUNDRED DEALS
The latest round of Hundred picks have been revealed today, with three additional Sunrisers players being retained by their respective teams after being selected in the women’s open market.
Abtaha Maqsood, Eva Gray, and Grace Scrivens have all been selected for the third edition of the Hundred, alongside Mady Villiers and Dané van Niekerk, who were picked up in the inaugural Hundred Draft earlier this year.
Maqsood was an ever-present for Birmingham Phoenix in the first edition of the Hundred, taking four wickets, and backed that up with five appearances last summer, claiming two wickets with her leg-spin. She returns to the Midlands side for this summer, alongside Erin Burns, Chloe Brewer, and Sterre Kalis.
On staying at Phoenix, Maqsood said: "I can’t wait to be back at Birmingham Phoenix! I always love playing for this team at Edgbaston, and I’m very excited for the competition to get underway again this year."
Gray is back at the Oval Invincibles for her third year, with the bulk of the squad remaining the same after victories in the previous two editions. She ended last summer as the team’s joint leading wicket taker with eight victims, including one in the final.
Gray said: "I’m absolutely delighted to be back with the Invincibles for my third year. We’ve got a great group of players back together to go for our third title and I can’t wait to meet up with the girls and get going in July."
Villiers and van Niekerk were retained by the Invincibles in the Hundred Draft, which took place on 23 March. They are joined by Gray and South East Stars duo Ryana MacDonald-Gay and Kira Chathli.
Grace Scrivens returns to London Spirit, and brings a lot of excitement with her. Having had an outstanding U19 World Cup with bat, ball, and as captain, her stock as a cricketer has risen significantly since she last featured for Spirit. She returns to the Lord’s setup for 2023, alongside Tara Norris and Niamh Holland.
Scrivens commented: "I'm really excited to have been signed again by London Spirit. I have loved playing for them for the past two years and cannot wait to get back playing at Lords in blue this summer."
Congratulations to Abtaha, Eva, and Grace on their recent selections, and we look forward to seeing them in the Hundred this August!
Squads so far:
Birmingham Phoenix: Emily Arlott, Hannah Baker, Sophie Devine, Amy Jones, Eve Jones, Katie Levick, Ellyse Perry, Issy Wong, Abtaha Maqsood, Erin Burns, Chloe Brewer, Sterre Kalis
London Spirit: Charlie Dean, Danni Gibson, Sarah Glenn, Grace Harris, Amelia Kerr, Heather Knight, Sophie Luff, Sophie Munro, Grace Scrivens, Tara Norris, Niamh Holland
Manchester Originals: Kathryn Bryce, Deandra Dottin, Sophie Ecclestone, Katie George, Emma Lamb, Ellie Threlkeld, Amanda-Jade Wellington, Laura Wolvaardt, Liberty Heap, Phoebe Graham, Fi Morris
Northern Superchargers: Hollie Armitage, Kate Cross, Alice Davidson-Richards, Heather Graham, Alyssa Healy, Bess Heath, Linsey Smith, Georgia Wareham, Marie Kelly, Aylish Cranstone, Phoebe Franklin
Oval Invincibles: Suzie Bates, Alice Capsey, Tash Farrant, Marizanne Kapp, Paige Scholfield, Dané van Niekerk, Mady Villiers, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Eva Gray, Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Kira Chathli
Southern Brave: Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Maitlan Brown, Freya Kemp, Smriti Mandhana, Anya Shrubsole, Chloe Tryon, Danni Wyatt, Georgia Adams, Rhianna Southby, Danielle Gregory
Trent Rockets: Kirstie Gordon, Harmanpreet Kaur, Alana King, Lizelle Lee, Grace Potts, Katherine Sciver-Brunt, Natalie Sciver-Brunt, Bryony Smith, Josie Groves, Emma Jones, Naomi Dattani, Alexa Stonehouse
Welsh Fire: Tammy Beaumont, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Georgia Elwiss, Laura Harris, Alex Hartley, Shabnim Ismail, Hayley Matthews, Alex Griffiths, Claire Nicholas, Sarah Bryce