The Hundred 2024 Women’s Retention List is Out, No Indian Players included

As the excitement for the upcoming season of The Hundred builds, fans eagerly anticipate the performance of their favorite players, as teams announce their retained squads for 2024. The retention window, which allowed teams to keep up to eight players has now closed on 29th February 2024.

Southern Brave
Southern Brave

With the rosters now taking shape, all eyes are on the upcoming The Hundred draft, where teams will have the opportunity to complete their squads. As the countdown to the new season begins, the stage is set for thrilling cricketing action and fierce rivalries to unfold in the electrifying atmosphere of The Hundred.

BIRMINGHAM PHOENIX

Led by Evelyn Jones, the team finished last in 2023 but were promising in their previous standings of 3rd and 4th in the 2021 and 2022 seasons respectively. They’ll aim to bounce back stronger and compete fiercely in the upcoming season.

Retained: Sophie Devine*, Ellyse Perry*, Issy Wong, Emily Arlott, Hannah Baker, Sterre Kalis, Charis Pavely

Finishes:
2021: 3rd
2022: 4th
2023: 8th

LONDON SPIRIT

Heather Knight leads the charge for London Spirit, a team that has struggled to build a strong foundation in the tournament so far. Despite this, with 8 retentions, including 2 overseas players, they’ve retained faith in their core squad. Although their finishes in the past three seasons haven’t been stellar, they’ll aim for a higher standing in the upcoming season.

Retained: Heather Knight, Grace Harris*, Danielle Gibson, Charlie Dean, Sarah Glenn, Georgia Redmayne*, Sophie Munro, Tara Norris

Finishes:
2021: 4th
2022: 7th
2023: 6th

MANCHESTER ORIGINALS

Captained by Sophie Ecclestone, the team has been middling in its performances across the seasons. Despite finishing 7th in the 2023 season, they have retained 8 players from their squad, showcasing a belief in their potential. They’ll be potentially looking to turn the tide and make a mark in the upcoming season of The Hundred.

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Retained: Sophie Ecclestone, Laura Wolvaardt*, Emma Lamb, Mahika Gaur, Fi Morris, Kathryn Bryce, Ellie Threlkeld, Liberty Heap

Finishes:
2021: 5th
2022: 6th
2023: 7th

NORTHERN SUPERCHARGERS

Hollie Armitage leads the Northern Superchargers, a team that saw a remarkable improvement in their performance in the previous season, finishing as runners-up. With 8 retentions, including 2 overseas players, they have a balanced squad aiming for triumph in the upcoming season.

Retained: Phoebe Litchfield*, Georgia Wareham*, Kate Cross, Bess Heath, Linsey Smith, Alice Davidson-Richards, Hollie Armitage, Marie Kelly

Finishes:
2021: 6th
2022: 5th
2023: Runners up

OVAL INVINCIBLES

The Invincibles under the captaincy of Dane van Niekerk have been a force in The Hundred. Despite a slight dip in performance in 2023, after back-to-back championship wins, they remain a formidable unit. With 8 retentions, with 1 overseas player, the team will want to be back to their winning ways and reclaim the title in the upcoming season.

Retained: Marizanne Kapp*, Alice Capsey, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Tash Farrant, Mady Villiers, Paige Scholfield, Sophia Smale, Ryana MacDonald-Gay

Finishes:
2021: winner
2022: winner
2023: 5th

SOUTHERN BRAVE

Anya Shrubsole captains the Southern Brave, the most consistent team, being runners-up in continuation and then ultimately claiming the title. With 8 retentions (1 overseas), they have maintained the core of their championship-winning squad. The Franchise aims to defend its title and continue its dominance in the upcoming season of The Hundred.

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Retained: Danni Wyatt, Chloe Tryon*, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Freya Kemp, Georgia Adams, Rhianna Southby, Mary Taylor

Finishes:
2021: Runners up
2022: Runners up
2023: Winner

TRENT ROCKETS

Trent Rockets captained by Nat Sciver-Brunt has the lowest number of retentions at 6 players. Despite this, they have shown potential with their 3rd-place finish in 2022. With 1 overseas player and a mix of retained, Trent Rockets will look forward to a winning mentality and reach greater heights in the upcoming season.

Retained: Nat Sciver-Brunt, Alana King*, Bryony Smith, Kirstie Gordon, Grace Potts, Alexa Stonehouse

Finishes:
2021: 7th
2022: 3rd
2023: 4th

WELSH FIRE

Tammy Beaumont leads Welsh Fire, a team that showed improvement by finishing 3rd in 2023 after two consecutive last-place finishes. With 8 retentions, including 2 overseas players, they aim to build on their recent successes and challenge for the title in the upcoming season of The Hundred.

Retained: Hayley Matthews*, Sophia Dunkley, Shabnim Ismail*, Tammy Beaumont, Georgia Elwiss, Sarah Bryce, Freya Davies, Emily Windsor

Finishes:
2021: 8th
2022: 8th
2023: 3rd

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