Almost two full teams of Surrey cricketers will be representing various franchises in the second year of the Hundred competition.
Seven of the men’s squad – Sam Curran, Jason Roy, Tom Curran, Rory Burns, Sunil Narine, Will Jacks and Reece Topley – will be enjoying the home comforts of The Kia Oval as they represent Oval Invincibles, hoping to push on from last year’s fourth spot in the table. Meanwhile, Dan Worrall, Laurie Evans and Jamie Overton will be turning out for Manchester Originals, where Andre Russell will be looking to make a splash.
Surrey’s new Twenty20 skipper Chris Jordan retains his place with last year’s champions Southern Brave, and will be joined by Dan Moriarty; while Ollie Pope will play in the red of Welsh Fire, coached by Gary Kirsten.
Eight of the women’s squad will also be taking part in the competition, which was won in great style by the Oval Invincibles last season. This time round, the break-out star of last year’s Hundred, 17-year-old Alice Capsey will again be with her home side, alongside Eva Gray, Dani Gregory, Kira Chatli and Surrey’s new skipper Aylish Cranstone.
Sophia Dunkley, fresh from a stand-out ICC Women’s World Cup in New Zealand, will walk out in Southern Brave colours while Trent Rockets have the huge advantage of counting Nat Sciver, scorer of that wonderful 148* in the Women’s World Cup final, in their ranks alongside Bryony Smith.
Simultaneously, the Surrey men’s team will be playing in the Royal London One Day Cup. The competition starts with a game against Leicestershire at Guildford CC on Tuesday August 2nd before three matches at The Kia Oval, against Warwickshire on Sunday August 7th, Somerset on Wednesday August 17th and Gloucestershire on Friday August 19th.
The Hundred this year starts on Wednesday 3 August and concludes a month later, with the showpiece finals at Lord’s on Saturday 3 September.