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Northern Superchargers

Northern Superchargers
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Founded2019
Home groundHeadingley
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The Hundred

Northern Superchargers are a franchise 100-ball cricket side based in the English city of Leeds. The team represents the areas of North East England and Yorkshire in The Hundred competition,[1] which first took place during the 2021 English and Welsh cricket season. Both sides play at Headingley Cricket Ground.

History

The announcement of the new eight-team men's and women's tournament series in 2019 was not without controversy, with the likes of Virat Kohli criticising the England and Wales Cricket Board for pursuing a shift away from Test cricket,[2] while others argued the format should have followed the established and successful Twenty20 format. The ECB however decided it needed a more unique format to draw crowds.

In August 2019 the side announced that former former England Women player Danielle Hazell had been appointed coach of the women's team, while former Australian batsman Darren Lehmann would be the men's team's first coach.[3]

The inaugural Hundred draft took place in October 2019 and saw the Superchargers claim Lauren Winfield-Hill as their headline women's draftee, and Ben Stokes as the men's headliner. They were joined by England internationals Linsey Smith, Adil Rashid and David Willey.[4]

Ground

Headingley

Both men's and women's sides play at Headingley Cricket Ground, the home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club in the Headingley area of Leeds. The women's side was originally due to play matches at York Cricket Club and South Northumberland Cricket Club, but the team's matches were brought together at the same ground as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current squads

  • Bold denotes players with international caps.

Women's side

No. Name Nationality Date of birth (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
18 Phoebe Litchfield  Australia (2003-04-18) 18 April 2003 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm leg break Overseas player
23 Marie Kelly  England (1996-02-09) 9 February 1996 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
57 Hollie Armitage  England (1997-06-14) 14 June 1997 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Captain
Davina Perrin  England (2006-09-08) 8 September 2006 (age 17) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
All-rounders
24 Alice Davidson-Richards  England (1994-05-29) 29 May 1994 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Annabel Sutherland  Australia (2001-10-12) 12 October 2001 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium Overseas player
Wicket-keepers
25 Bess Heath  England (2001-08-20) 20 August 2001 (age 22) Right-handed
Ella Claridge  England (2002-09-28) 28 September 2002 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Pace bowlers
3 Grace Ballinger  England (2002-04-03) 3 April 2002 (age 22) Left-handed Left-arm medium
16 Kate Cross  England (1991-10-03) 3 October 1991 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Spin bowlers
7 Lucy Higham  England (1997-10-17) 17 October 1997 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm off break
32 Georgia Wareham  Australia (1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Overseas player
50 Linsey Smith  England (1995-03-10) 10 March 1995 (age 29) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox

Men's side

No. Name Nationality Date of birth (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
2 Matthew Short  Australia (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break Overseas player
21 Adam Hose  England (1992-10-25) 25 October 1992 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium
88 Harry Brook  England (1999-02-22) 22 February 1999 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Graham Clark  England (1993-03-16) 16 March 1993 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
All-rounders
55 Ben Stokes  England (1991-06-04) 4 June 1991 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium Centrally contracted player
Tom Lawes  England (2002-12-25) 25 December 2002 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Daniel Sams  Australia (1992-10-27) 27 October 1992 (age 31) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium Overseas player
Wicket-keepers
45 Ollie Robinson  England (1998-12-01) 1 December 1998 (age 25) Right-handed
Nicholas Pooran  West Indies (1995-10-02) 2 October 1995 (age 28) Left-handed Right-arm off break Overseas player
Pace bowlers
23 Reece Topley  England (1994-02-21) 21 February 1994 (age 30) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
35 Matthew Potts  England (1998-10-29) 29 October 1998 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
99 Brydon Carse  England (1995-07-31) 31 July 1995 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Spin bowlers
10 Callum Parkinson  England (1996-10-24) 24 October 1996 (age 27) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
95 Adil Rashid  England (1988-02-17) 17 February 1988 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm leg break

Honours

Women's honours

  • Runners-up: 2023

Seasons

Women's team

Season Group stage Playoff stage Ref.
Pld W L T NR Pts Pos Pld Pos
2021 8 3 4 0 1 7 6th Did not progress [5]
2022 6 3 3 0 0 6 5th Did not progress [6]
2023 8 6 2 0 0 12 2nd 2[a] RU [7]

Men's team

Season Group stage Playoff stage Ref.
Pld W L T NR Pts Pos Pld Pos
2021 8 3 4 0 1 7 5th Did not progress [8]
2022 8 4 4 0 0 8 6th Did not progress [9]
2023 8 2 5 0 1 5 8th Did not progress [10]
Notes
  1. ^ Northern Superchargers women qualified for the playoffs in 2023. In the eliminator against Welsh Fire, rain caused the game to be abandoned after the first innings. As Northern Superchargers had finished in 2nd, they progressed to the final due to a better finishing position in the group stage. In the final the team played Southern Brave, losing by 34 runs.

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Hundred: Team-by-team guides, coach details and venues". Sporting Life. 21 October 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Virat Kohli gives ECB's 100-ball 'experiment' the thumbs down". The Guardian. 28 August 2018. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  3. ^ "The Hundred: Darren Lehmann & Danielle Hazell to coach Leeds-based sides". BBC Sport. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 5 October 2019.
  4. ^ "The Hundred: Central contract and local icon 'drafts' explained". ESPNcricinfo. 1 October 2019. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  5. ^ "The Hundred Women's Competition 2021". espncricinfo.com.
  6. ^ "The Hundred Women's Competition 2022". espncricinfo.com.
  7. ^ "The Hundred Women's Competition 2023". espncricinfo.com.
  8. ^ "The Hundred Men's Competition 2021". espncricinfo.com.
  9. ^ "The Hundred Men's Competition 2022". espncricinfo.com.
  10. ^ "The Hundred Men's Competition 2023". espncricinfo.com.

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