Heather, Anya, Fran and Freya announced for The Hundred

Heather Knight, Anya Shrubsole, Fran Wilson and Freya Davies have been confirmed as playing for teams in The Hundred in 2020.

The eight team identities along with the Local Icons, initial England red-ball players and centrally contracted England Women players were revealed today.

Heather and Freya will line up for London Spirit, Anya will play for Southern Brave whilst Fran Wilson will represent Oval Invincibles.

Sanjay Patel, managing director of The Hundred said: “We are thrilled to share the line-up of amazingly talented England and domestic players who will be starring in the men and women’s competitions for The Hundred next summer. Our ambition is to inspire the next generation to pick up a bat and ball and we hope that a fire will be ignited in young people as they see their sporting heroes play in The Hundred.”

The final stage of the The Hundred Draft is set to provide an historic first for British sport when it is staged on Sunday, October 20. It will be broadcast live on Sky One and Sky Sports, with extensive coverage across the BBC.

The five-week competition will be played at the height of summer, starting July 2020, featuring eight new city-based teams from Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Southampton and two in London (Lord’s and the Oval).

Following today’s announcement, Heather said: “I’m really excited to be representing London Spirit in the first season of The Hundred. Hopefully I’ll be able to use my experience as England captain to help the side be successful. I think 2020 is shaping up to be a really exciting year for the development of women’s cricket, and The Hundred will be central to us getting more people watching, playing and following the game.”


Team Men’s Players Women’s Players
Birmingham Phoenix Chris Woakes (England Men’s red ball central contract pick), Moeen Ali, Pat Brown (Local Icons) Amy Jones, Kirstie Gordon (England Women’s central contract picks)
London Spirit Rory Burns (England Men’s red ball central contract pick), Dan Lawrence, Eoin Morgan (Local Icons) Heather Knight, Freya Davies (England Women’s central contract picks)
Manchester Originals Jos Buttler (England Men’s red ball central contract pick), Saqid Mahmood, Matt Parkinson (Local Icons) Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone (England Women’s central contract picks)
Northern Superchargers Ben Stokes (England Men’s red ball central contract pick), Adil Rashid, David Willey (Local Icons) Lauren Winfield, Linsey Smith (England Women’s central contract picks)
Oval Invincibles Sam Curran (England Men’s red ball central contract pick), Tom Curran, Jason Roy (Local Icons) Laura Marsh, Fran Wilson (England Women’s central contract picks)
Southern Brave Jofra Archer (England Men’s red ball central contract pick), Chris Jordan, James Vince (Local Icons) Anya Shrubsole, Danni Wyatt (England Women’s central contract picks)
Trent Rockets Joe Root (England Men’s red ball central contract pick), Harry Gurney, Alex Hales (Local Icons) Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt (England Women’s central contract picks)
Welsh Fire Jonny Bairstow (England Men’s red ball central contract pick), Tom Banton, Colin Ingram (Local Icons) Katie George, Bryony Smith (England Women’s central contract picks)

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