Northern Superchargers have made four major local signings ahead of the first season of cricket’s new, action-packed competition The Hundred this summer.

Bess Heath and Helen Fenby have both committed to the team in purple after they were a part of the Northern Diamonds squad that reached last summer’s Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final.

They are joined by Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Adam Lyth who will provide plenty of hard hitting as Yorkshire’s two leading runscorers in the Vitality Blast over the past three seasons.

Northern Superchargers are one of eight new teams taking part in The Hundred, a new 100-ball competition that is designed to throw open cricket’s doors to everyone. Boasting world class men’s and women’s players, it will take place this summer and feature eight city-based teams from Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton and two in London. It will be screened live by Sky and the BBC.

Helen Fenby said: “Women’s cricket in this country has so much to look forward to over the next couple of years and the start of The Hundred is probably the competition that we’re all looking forward to the most. I feel very lucky that I’ll get to play for my home team in the north and hopefully do us all proud.”

Adam Lyth said: “This is going to be an exciting new chapter for cricket in this country and to get the opportunity to represent the north when The Hundred begins this summer is an honour. I have enjoyed a good relationship with Tom at the top of the order for Yorkshire and we’ll go all out to continue that with the Superchargers this summer.”

More than 100 players have now confirmed for the highly anticipated competition with all of the eight city-based teams confirming signings today.

England Men’s internationals Jonny Bairstow and Tom Banton have committed to Welsh Fire while World Cup winner Jason Roy confirmed he will stay at London-based Oval Invincibles.

Manchester Originals have announced a number of world-class players with South African duo Lizelle Lee and Mignon du Preez signing up, alongside the exciting talents of Phil Salt and Joe Clarke.

London Spirit have also made strides in securing their overseas signings with Pakistani quick bowler Mohammad Amir, and a pair of all-rounders with Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi and South Africa’s Chloe Tryon all due to represent the side at Lord’s.

The remaining retained men’s players will be announced on February 4 while the women’s squads will continue to be announced in the coming months.

Yorkshire Members to get priority access to The Hundred tickets

As in 2020, Yorkshire’s Members will have first access to tickets for the Northern Superchargers’ men’s and women’s matches at Emerald Headingley. These priority tickets will be available to purchase at a discounted rate. This season, however, Yorkshire’s T20 Season Ticket holders will also be able to take advantage of tickets at this discounted rate.

Further information will be communicated to Yorkshire’s 2020 and 2021 Members and T20 Season Ticket holders in the coming weeks.

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