Northern Superchargers ropes in Hollie Armitage and retain Katie Levick : The Hundred

English Cricket has been long waiting for The Hundred and the wait seems to be shortening. The latest reports from the media suggest that the teams have completed the process of retaining and signing new players. We, at Female Cricket, reported earlier that with the onslaught of a global pandemic The Hundred evolved and players and franchises have the option to switch their loyalties.

 

L-R: Hollie Armitage and Katie Levick. PC: https://yorkshireccc.com/
L-R: Hollie Armitage and Katie Levick. PC: https://yorkshireccc.com/

 

As per reports, Hollie Armitage has emerged as the first player from women’s cricket to switch teams in the competition. It shall further be noted that women have been given the choice to roll their contracts to 2021 as well. Nevertheless, they have the alternative to negotiate with the side as well.

Armitage was contracted to Oval Invincibles before the pandemic took over and the 2020 edition of the tournament had to be molded. She featured in the recent, much talked about, Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for the Diamonds. She is joined by Leg-spinner Levick and Lauren Winfield- Hill in the side.

Armitage, on this occasion, says that “I love being up North – there’s no better place to be playing cricket and I can’t wait to get started,” Armitage said. “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 taking off in this country”.

The Hundred is expected to kick start mainstream domestic cricket in England. Women, too, will look ahead for the tournament to start as domestic features have suffered greatly under the banner of a pandemic.

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We, at Female Cricket, have reported the low chances of a player transferring. Further, the reports stating a huge uncertainty among players were highlighted too. It is in these lights that the worth of a tournament like this grows manifold. As cricket tournaments and international fixtures come closer, players will look to establish themselves to perform among the best.

Source: ESPN Cricinfo

Shubham Kumar

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