Former Western Storm Head Coach, Trevor Griffin has been officially announced as the Head Coach of London Spirit’s women’s team. His first act in the new role has been to name former Western Storm Captain, Heather Knight as the skipper.
Knight famously led England to their fourth Women’s World Cup triumph at Lord’s in 2017 in a nail-biting final against India. She is also one of England’s most successful batters and has considerable short format experience, captaining Western Storm to two titles in the Kia Super League (KSL) where she was coached by Griffin.
Following his appointment, Trevor said: “It’s an honour to be appointed as Head Coach of the women’s London Spirit team and I’m thrilled to announce Heather as our captain. She is a brilliant cricketer and a natural leader with significant experience in captaining sides. I’m really looking forward to being involved with The Hundred and contributing to this next big step in the development of the professional women’s game.”
Regarding the captaincy, Heather said: “I’m really looking forward to captaining the London Spirit women’s team in The Hundred next year. With the new format there’s going to be the chance to have a real tactical input as a captain and I’m excited to work that out and also bring together a new team in a new competition.
“It’s also brilliant that Trevor has been announced as Head Coach. I really enjoyed working with him in the KSL and hopefully we can have more success together.
“Our team is now really beginning to take shape, having also recently signed Deandra Dottin. I’m looking forward to working with her, Trevor and the rest of the squad once they’re confirmed.”
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