Four Lancashire Women players selected for The Hundred
Lancashire's Hartley, Threlkeld, Lamb & Boyce to play for Manchester Originals this summer
Four Lancashire Women players have been selected by Manchester Originals to play in the first season of The Hundred, including ICC Cricket World Cup winner Alex Hartley.
Hartley – who was in the ICC Team of the Tournament after taking 10 wickets across England’s successful 2017 campaign – will be joined by wicketkeeper Ellie Threlkeld and all-rounders Emma Lamb and Georgie Boyce, all of whom played for Lancashire Thunder in the Kia Super League.
Lamb was named Thunder’s Player of the Tournament in 2019, scoring 115 runs and taking 10 wickets, while Threlkeld grabbed headlines the previous year, when she struck an unbeaten 53 before claiming four stumpings and a run out during a victory over Yorkshire Diamonds at Emerald Headingley.
21-year-old Boyce finished at the top of the run scoring charts for Lancashire’s county side in 2019, with 383 to her name and also opened the batting for Thunder in the Kia Super League.
The quartet are the first of Manchester Originals’ domestic signings, to join the already-announced England Women’s Centrally Contracted players and overseas stars: Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone and South African duo Mignon du Preez and Lizelle Lee.
Hartley said: “I’m really excited about getting out there for Manchester Originals. We’re putting together a strong squad with a good mix of experienced internationals and young players who are hungry to improve.
“We obviously all know each other really well and many of us have played with each other since we were young so hopefully we can use that to our advantage.
“There’s a lot of focus on the tournament and it will be good to play in front of crowds, hopefully with lots of kids watching and maybe some people who are new to the game. We just want to help show that cricket is an exciting game to play, whether for boys or for girls.”