Brave move for Sussex cricket stars
Sussex men’s and women’s cricket stars are among 13 players who have joined Southern Brave ahead of The Hundred.
World Cup winner Danni Wyatt will be lining up on the south coast for the women’s squad, while England international Chris Jordan is among those confirmed for the men’s squad.
They will join up with the likes of global stars Jofra Archer and Stafanie Taylor who have already been confirmed as playing for Southern Brave in the new 100-ball format which features world-class domestic and international players in men’s and women’s competitions.
It will be played at the height of summer and feature eight city-based teams from Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Birmingham, Cardiff, Southampton and two in London. It will be screened live by Sky and the BBC.
Jordan has signed up alongside his Sussex teammates George Garton and Tymal Mills. In addition, Sussex allrounder Delray Rawlins is confirmed as staying at the Ageas Bowl based side.
Southern Brave’s women’s recruits also include Maia Bouchier, Freya Kemp, Tara Norris, Carla Rudd and Paige Scholfield. The group were all part of the Southern Vipers squad which won Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy last summer.
Wyatt said: “I’m delighted to be playing for Southern Brave next year. Our squad is looking strong already with a mixture of quality local players and world class cricketers like Anya
Shrubsole and Stafanie Taylor already confirmed. The Hundred is going to be great for the women’s game and I can’t wait to take part next summer and help inspire a new generation to watch and play the game.”