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Alex Hartley steps down as Thunder Captain

Alex Hartley steps down as Thunder Captain

Left arm spinner Alex Hartley has stepped down as Captain of Thunder Cricket, ahead of the new season.

Hartley, one of Thunder’s seven contracted players this summer, has skippered Thunder across the first two years of regional cricket and has taken 23 wickets in 19 matches.

That haul includes a superb 4-8 from 10 overs in a Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy win over Lightning at Liverpool in September 2020.

A one-day World Cup winner with England on home soil in 2017, Hartley now combines playing with a successful media career, including hosting a podcast on the BBC called No Balls with fellow Thunder player Kate Cross.

Alex Hartley, said: “I am so proud to have captained Thunder over the last couple of seasons and the decision to step down as captain has been a difficult one to make.

“However, I feel that now is the right time for me to step back and allow somebody else to take up the opportunity.

“I am looking forward to re-joining the ranks and helping Thunder to achieve all of our goals this summer.

“It’s been a privilege to captain this team but now it’s time for me to enjoy my cricket and help the team in other ways moving forward.”

Thunder Cricket will appoint a new captain before the Charlotte Edwards Cup begins next month where they start with an away fixture against Southern Vipers at the 1st Central County Ground on Saturday 14 May.

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