Lewis Gregory & Nat Sciver To Captain Rockets For Second Summer
Lewis Gregory and Nat Sciver have been appointed as captains of Trent Rockets for a second summer.
The England internationals took the reins ahead of the inaugural season of The Hundred and will once again lead their sides into battle, alongside Head Coaches Andy Flower and Salliann Beams respectively.
Sciver, who will be able to call upon experienced internationals such as Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani and Mignon du Preez, believes the squad is well set heading into the tournament.
“I can’t wait to get started,” said Sciver.
“We’ve obviously got some big overseas signings and a really exciting fourth overseas draft pick as well.
“With a few of our girls coming back for a second year too, bringing that experience from last summer, it’s a really exciting mix.
“I really enjoyed playing in front of so many families and young kids at Trent Bridge last summer, and it’s really special to think you could be inspiring somebody to get into cricket.
“I can’t wait to see them all again this year.”
Meanwhile, Gregory earmarked the continuity of his squad as the greatest asset he can draw upon.
“Last year was brilliant, and now we have had a taste, every county cricketer involved will be looking forward to it,” said Gregory.
“I loved the challenge of captaincy last summer. It helps that I have a great bunch of lads who know what they are doing, it makes my job a lot easier.
“I can’t wait to get cracking again, to meet up with all the lads and go slightly better than we did last year.
“The support we had was phenomenal.
“Every home game was a sell-out, and the atmosphere that was created for a new team was brilliant.
“To see the number of kids loving it was a great spectacle, and fingers crossed we can win games of cricket for the faithful.”
Families and young people in particular have relished The Hundred’s mix of fast-paced cricket, music and off-field entertainment.
This summer, Trent Bridge will come alive with new concourse activities offering even more fun for all the family and a diverse range of great music acts through the continuing partnership with BBC Music Introducing. Year two of The Hundred will also offer a new range of merchandise to help the family get kitted out in Trent Rockets colours.
The tournament returns to Trent Bridge on Saturday 6 August as the men’s team take on Birmingham Phoenix. The opening women’s game at home will see Trent Rockets host Oval Invincibles on Wednesday 17 August in a double header.