Northern Superchargers retain star all-rounder Ben Stokes for The Hundred competition

The first 18 players confirmed to take part in The Hundred have been revealed – with Northern Superchargers announcing Ben Stokes and Lauren Winfield-Hill would remain with the team.

By Daniel Gregory
Friday, 9th October 2020, 9:25 am
Updated Friday, 9th October 2020, 11:12 am
Ben Stokes and Laura Winfield-Hill have been retained by the Leeds-based Northern Superchargers for the inaugural Hundred competition in 2021
Ben Stokes and Laura Winfield-Hill have been retained by the Leeds-based Northern Superchargers for the inaugural Hundred competition in 2021

England Men’s all-rounder Stokes and England Women’s batter Winfield-Hill have been retained from the Northern Superchargers’ initial men’s and women’s playing squads respectively.

The duo join the 18-strong list of players, including the likes of England stars Joe Root, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver and Jos Buttler, who have today been confirmed to play in cricket’s new and exciting 100- ball competition.

This news marks the start of a three-month process where, until the end of January, each of the eight teams will be able to retain players from their original men’s squads for the 2021 season. The teams are also able to retain and sign players to complete their women’s squads. A draft will be held in early 2021 to allocate the remaining players for the men’s squads.

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Ben Stokes said: “I can’t wait to play in The Hundred and try to bring the trophy up north.

“It’s good to be confirmed for the first season and we’ll see how many of our squad we keep over the next few months because it was filled with some seriously good cricketers.

“The standard of the whole competition is going to be amazing so bring it on.”

Lauren Winfield-Hill said: “I can’t wait to get going for the Northern Superchargers. Even though the inaugural year of the competition has been delayed it’s still going to be hugely exciting.

“It will mean a lot for me to play for a team so linked to my home city, on such a big stage, and I think every player involved in the competition is just raring to get going.”