The first women’s player to move teams. Plus three retained stars. Northern Superchargers are building their squad.
Northern Superchargers have retained Katie Levick, Adil Rashid and David Willey for The Hundred in 2021. They’ve also got the first women’s player to move teams. Hollie Armitage leaves Oval Invincibles to play in the north.
Talented young batter Armitage was born in Huddersfield. She joins fellow Yorkshire-born spinner Levick at the Superchargers. Lauren Winfield-Hill was previously retained too.
Rashid and Willey were Local Icon picks before the first Men’s Player Draft last year. They’ll stay at Emerald Headingley next year, joining the already-retained Ben Stokes.
Hollie Armitage said:
“I love being up North - there’s no better place to be playing cricket and I can’t wait to get started.
“There’s been a lot of publicity around The Hundred, and I think it will be great - both on and off the field. I expect the competition to be central to women’s cricket really taking off in this country.”
Katie Levick added:
“With the women’s competition set-up, the power has gone to the players in a sense, and we got the option to stay on. The Superchargers were my first-choice last year, so it was a no-brainer for me to take up that option again. To get that secured really early on is great.
“I was excited for the first competition this summer just gone, and it was only a global pandemic which derailed it. I can’t wait for next year. It will be a fantastic spectacle for everyone.”
Adil Rashid commented:
“I’m really pleased to be staying with the team. We were all sad that The Hundred couldn’t take place this year but that was beyond anyone’s control.
“With myself, Ben and David already confirmed we’re looking to build a really strong side for 2021 and hopefully we can have a successful first season.”
David Willey said:
“I’ve really enjoyed playing in white-ball tournaments both here and around the world and I’m looking forward to testing myself in The Hundred. Rash and I were delighted to be chosen as local icons last year and it means a lot that the side have continued to show faith in us.”
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