Six England Women U19 stars confirmed for The Hundred
The first signings of the open market stage in The Hundred women’s competition have been confirmed.
Across the eight teams, 26 signings have been announced with six stars of England Women’s U19 World Cup team among the list, as well as Australian all-rounder Erin Burns, WPL break-out star Tara Norris and Scottish leg-spinner Abtaha Maqsood.
Through the retention window and The Hundred Draft, powered by Sage, held in March, each team signed eight players, leaving seven slots to fill in the Open Market Stage.
The final 30 signings in the women’s competition will be confirmed alongside The Vitality Wildcard picks in the men’s competition, due to be announced 6 July/7 July.
Birmingham Phoenix: Abtaha Maqsood, Erin Burns, Chloe Brewer, Sterre Kalis
London Spirit: Grace Scrivens, Tara Norris, Niamh Holland
Manchester Originals: Liberty Heap, Phoebe Graham, Fi Morris
Northern Superchargers: Marie Kelly, Aylish Cranstone, Phoebe Franklin
Oval Invincibles: Eva Gray, Ryana MacDonald-Gay, Kira Chathli
Southern Brave: Georgia Adams, Rhianna Southby, Danielle Gregory
Trent Rockets: Josie Groves, Emma Jones, Naomi Dattani, Alexa Stonehouse
Welsh Fire: Alex Griffiths, Claire Nicholas, Sarah Bryce
A double-header at Trent Bridge on Tuesday 1 August will kick off the third year of The Hundred – the first of 34 matchdays that promise high-octane men’s and women’s sporting action, live music, and a host of family-friendly entertainment.
More than half a million people attended games during The Hundred’s second year in 2022, including a record-breaking 271,000 watching live women’s fixtures across the competition and more families buying tickets than in 2021.
Tickets are selling fast and are available here. Tickets this year remain great value in line with 2022 pricing, with prices set at £5 for juniors aged 6-15, free for children five and under, and adults starting from £10.
Grace Scrivens said: “I’m delighted to be back at London Spirit. Playing at Lord’s in front of such a big crowd was so exciting last season and I can’t wait to do it again.
“I’m really happy to see a lot of the U19 team being announced. We really enjoyed the World Cup campaign and it’s great to see everyone continuing their professional progression in a world class competition like The Hundred.”
Over 14.1 million people tuned in to watch The Hundred action in 2022 and games will again be broadcast live on Sky Sports and BBC broadcast and digital channels throughout the competition.
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