Domestic signings confirmed for Superchargers, Rockets, Invincibles
Northern Superchargers, Trent Rockets and Oval Invincibles have confirmed five domestic signings for The Hundred, the ECB announced on Friday (May 28). Phoebe Graham and Ami Campbell have joined the Superchargers, while Rockets have signed Alicia Presland and Teresa Graves. Grace Gibbs has been picked by Invincibles.
“It’s going to be pretty special playing in The Hundred,” said Graham who plays for Northern Diamonds.
“I loved last year, playing regional cricket in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint (RHF) 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.”
Campbell also played for Diamonds last season, scoring 70 runs in five matches. Presland and Graves are both part of the Lightning squad for the RHF Trophy.
“It’s really exciting to be part of the Trent Rockets team,” said Graves, who scored 114 runs last season in the RHF Trophy and also returned three wickets.
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“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.”
Gibbs plays for South East Stars in the RHF Trophy and has been part of the Surrey Stars in the now-defunct Women’s Cricket Super League.
“I can’t wait to be part of the Oval Invincibles set-up,” said Gibbs, who will share the dressing room with Proteas Dane van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp as well as Natasha Farrant and Mady Villiers of England.
“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 Invincibles will take on the Manchester Originals, which has India’s Harmanpreet Kaur, in the first-ever game of The Hundred on July 21.