Three women’s teams in The Hundred have today confirmed domestic signings.
Phoebe Graham and Ami Campbell have signed for Northern Superchargers, Alicia Presland and Teresa Graves have joined Trent Rockets, and Grace Gibbs has linked up with Oval Invincibles.
The moves signal the end of the second phase of the player selection process in The Hundred Women’s Competition. Phase three, throughout June, will see the eight teams finalise their 15-strong squads.
Phoebe Graham said: “It’s going to be pretty special playing in The Hundred. I loved last year, playing regional cricket in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint trophy alongside players like Katherine Brunt and Lauren Winfield-Hill and The Hundred is going to be even bigger and more exciting again. You dream of running out in front of big crowds at major venues and I really can’t wait until it all gets started.”
Teresa Graves said: “It’s really exciting to be part of the Trent Rockets team. I’m looking forward to working with Salliann Beams and I think we’ve got a really strong squad forming. The standard is going to be strong and I want to be able to contribute, play my part and help the team towards success.”
Grace Gibbs said: “I can’t wait to be part of the Oval Invincibles set-up. The opening game is such a huge moment for women’s cricket and I’ll be doing everything I can to impress Jon Batty and try and get into the first XI. It’s really rewarding knowing I’ve had to work so hard to come back from a serious knee injury and it’s going to be really special to take to the field in such a big competition.”
The Hundred starts on July 21, with Oval Invincibles hosting Manchester Originals in an historic standalone women’s match.
For more information on The Hundred or for ticket access head to www.thehundred.com.
Courtesy of the ECB