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North West Thunder

North West Thunder
Personnel
CaptainEleanor Threlkeld
CoachChris Read
Team information
Colours   Red and dark blue
Established2020
Home groundOld Trafford Cricket Ground
Rookwood Cricket Ground
Trafalgar Road Ground
Stanley Park
Sedbergh School
History
RHFT wins0
CEC wins0
Official websiteThunder Cricket

Playing kit

North West Thunder, commonly referred to as Thunder, are a women's cricket team that represent Lancashire and North West England, one of eight regional hubs in English domestic women's cricket. They play their home matches at various grounds, including Old Trafford Cricket Ground.[1][2] They are captained by Eleanor Threlkeld and coached by Chris Read.[3][4] The team carries over many elements of the WCSL team Lancashire Thunder, but are now partnered with Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria.[5]

History

In 2020, women's cricket in England was restructured, creating eight new 'regional hub' teams, with the intention of playing both 50-over and 20-over cricket.[6] North West Thunder were one of the sides created under this structure, effectively replacing the Women's Cricket Super League team Lancashire Thunder and representing Lancashire and North West England, partnering with Lancashire, Cheshire and Cumbria.[5] The side was to be captained by Alex Hartley and coached by Paul Shaw.[7] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 season was truncated, and only 50-over cricket was played, in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.[8] North West Thunder finished third in the North Group of the competition, winning two of their six matches.[9] At the end of the season, five Thunder players were given full-time domestic contracts, the first of their kind in England: Alex Hartley, Georgie Boyce, Emma Lamb, Eleanor Threlkeld and Hannah Jones.[10]

The following season, 2021, North West Thunder competed in both the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and the newly-formed Twenty20 competition, the Charlotte Edwards Cup. In the Charlotte Edwards Cup the side finished third in their group, winning two of their six matches, as well as their away match against Sunrisers ending in a tie.[11][12] Thunder batter Emma Lamb hit the first Charlotte Edwards Cup century in the reverse fixture against Sunrisers, as her side made the highest team score of the tournament, 186/1.[13][14] In the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, the team finished seventh in the group of eight, winning three of their seven matches.[15] North West Thunder bowler Hannah Jones was the joint-second highest wicket-taker in the tournament, with 14 wickets.[16]

North West Thunder take the field during their match against Western Storm in May 2022.

Ahead of the 2022 season, Hartley stood down as captain of the side.[17] Eleanor Threlkeld was named as her replacement.[3] The side finished third in their group in the Charlotte Edwards Cup that season, winning two of their six matches.[18] The side finished seventh in the group of eight in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.[19]

In 2023, the side qualified for the knockout stages of a tournament for the first time, doing so in the Charlotte Edwards Cup after winning four of their last five matches.[20] However, they lost in the semi-final to Southern Vipers.[21] The side finished seventh in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, winning three matches.[22] Head Coach Paul Shaw stepped down from his role at the end of the season, and was later replaced by Chris Read.[23][4]

Home grounds

Venue Games hosted by season
20 21 22 23 Total
Aigburth Cricket Ground, Liverpool 2 2
Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club 4 4
Old Trafford Cricket Ground 1 4 5 10
Rookwood Cricket Ground, Sale 1 2 2 5
Trafalgar Road Ground 1 1 2
Stanley Park 2 2
Sedbergh School 1 1

Players

Current squad

As per 2024 season.[24]

  • No. denotes the player's squad number, as worn on the back of their shirt.
  • ‡ denotes players with international caps.
No. Name Nationality Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
2 Katie Mack  Australia (1993-09-14) 14 September 1993 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Overseas player
13 Georgia Voll  Australia (2003-08-05) 5 August 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break Overseas player
23 Shachi Pai  England (1998-10-10) 10 October 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
30 Danielle Collins  England (2000-07-07) 7 July 2000 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm medium
50 Daisy Mullan  England (2002-11-29) 29 November 2002 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium
All-rounders
6 Emma Lamb ‡  England (1997-12-16) 16 December 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
11 Naomi Dattani  England (1994-04-28) 28 April 1994 (age 30) Left-handed Left-arm medium
31 Fi Morris  England (1994-01-31) 31 January 1994 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm off break
39 Liberty Heap  England (2003-09-16) 16 September 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Wicket-keepers
21 Eleanor Threlkeld  England (1998-11-16) 16 November 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Captain
32 Ailsa Lister ‡  Scotland (2004-04-08) 8 April 2004 (age 20) Right-handed
35 Alice Clarke  England (2001-08-04) 4 August 2001 (age 22) Left-handed Right-arm medium
47 Seren Smale  Wales (2004-12-13) 13 December 2004 (age 19) Right-handed
Bowlers
3 Sophie Morris  England (2004-01-02) 2 January 2004 (age 20) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
4 Olivia Bell ‡  Scotland (2003-11-12) 12 November 2003 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm off break
7 Hannah Jones  England (1999-02-10) 10 February 1999 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
16 Kate Cross ‡  England (1991-10-03) 3 October 1991 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
17 Phoebe Graham  England (1991-10-23) 23 October 1991 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium
18 Mahika Gaur ‡  England[a] (2006-03-09) 9 March 2006 (age 18) Right-handed Left-arm medium
19 Sophie Ecclestone ‡  England (1999-05-06) 6 May 1999 (age 25) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
22 Laura Jackson  England (1997-12-27) 27 December 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
24 Tara Norris ‡  United States (1998-06-04) 4 June 1998 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm medium
26 Hannah Rainey ‡  Scotland (1997-06-02) 2 June 1997 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
53 Grace Johnson  England (2004-12-21) 21 December 2004 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium

Academy

The North West Thunder Academy team plays against other regional academies in friendly and festival matches across various formats. The Academy selects players from across the North West region, and includes some players who are also in the first team squad. Players in the 2024 Academy are listed below:[25]

Name County
Olivia Brinsden Cumbria
Holly Brown Lancashire
Summer Carrington Lancashire
Eliza Cottam Lancashire
Olivia Cunliffe Lancashire
Grace Hemsted Cheshire
Grace Johnson Lancashire
Maeve Jones Lancashire
Tilly Kesteven Lancashire
Emilia Lamb Lancashire
Martha Rimmer Lancashire
Bethan Robinson Lancashire
Amelia Sammons Lancashire
Hannah Snape Lancashire
Venus Weerapuli Lancashire

Overseas players

Coaching staff

  • Head Coach: Chris Read
  • Regional Director: David Thorley
  • Senior Regional Talent Manager: Jen Barden

As of the 2023 season.[7]

Seasons

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy

Season Final standing League standings[26] Notes
P W L T NR BP Pts NRR Pos
2020 Group stage 6 2 4 0 0 1 9 −0.515 3rd DNQ
2021 Group stage 7 3 4 0 0 1 13 −0.620 7th DNQ
2022 Group stage 7 1 5 0 1 0 6 −0.366 7th DNQ
2023 Group stage 14 3 5 2 4 2 26 −0.274 7th DNQ

Charlotte Edwards Cup

Season Final standing League standings Notes
P W L T NR BP Pts NRR Pos
2021 Group stages 6 2 3 1 0 1 11 +0.029 3rd DNQ
2022 Group stages 6 2 4 0 0 2 10 –0.190 3rd DNQ
2023 Losing semi-finalists: 3rd 7 4 3 0 0 2 18 +0.331 3rd Lost to Southern Vipers in the semi-final

Statistics

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy – summary of results[27]
Year Played Wins Losses Tied NR Win %
2020 6 2 4 0 0 33.33
2021 7 3 4 0 0 42.86
2022 7 1 5 0 1 14.29
2023 14 3 5 2 4 21.43
Total 34 9 18 2 5 26.47
  • Abandoned matches are counted as NR (no result)
  • Win or loss by super over or boundary count are counted as tied.
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy – teamwise result summary[28]
Opposition Mat Won Lost Tied NR Win %
Central Sparks 6 2 3 1 0 33.33
Northern Diamonds 6 1 5 0 0 16.67
South East Stars 4 2 2 0 0 50.00
Southern Vipers 4 0 3 1 0 0.00
Sunrisers 4 1 0 0 3 25.00
The Blaze 6 2 2 0 2 33.33
Western Storm 4 1 3 0 0 25.00

Charlotte Edwards Cup

Charlotte Edwards Cup - summary of results
Year Played Wins Losses Tied NR Win %
2021 6 2 3 1 0 33.33
2022 6 2 4 0 0 33.33
2022 8 4 4 0 0 50.00
Total 20 8 11 1 0 40.00
  • Abandoned matches are counted as NR (no result)
  • Win or loss by super over or boundary count are counted as tied.
Charlotte Edwards Cup - teamwise result summary
Opposition Mat Won Lost Tied NR Win %
Central Sparks 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
Northern Diamonds 5 3 2 0 0 60.00
South East Stars 1 1 0 0 0 100.00
Southern Vipers 4 0 4 0 0 0.00
Sunrisers 3 2 0 1 0 66.67
The Blaze 3 1 2 0 0 33.33
Western Storm 3 0 3 0 0 0.00

Records

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy

Charlotte Edwards Cup

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Gaur has also played international cricket for the United Arab Emirates.

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