Several of the Surrey Women players who shone bright during The Hundred will be back in action for regional side South East Stars at Guildford on Wednesday and entry is free for all.
South East Stars are the regional side representing Surrey & Kent at the elite level of women’s domestic cricket in this country. On Wednesday, they return to action following a Hundred induced hiatus in a Charlotte Edwards Cup T20 fixture against Lightning at Woodbridge Road.
The match will begin at 2:30pm with free entry for all spectators from 1:30pm. No booking is required. This is the only remaining opportunity to see South East Stars in T20 action this summer, with the final two group matches to be played away.
Both sides will be stacked with players that have shone in The Hundred, including the likes of England players Tash Farrant, Bryony Smith & Kirstie Gordon, who is expected to play for Lightning.
Big hitting Smith has been seen at the top of the order for Welsh Fire while Farrant has been one of the star bowlers across the whole tournament, claiming 14 wickets in the eight match group stage. She was closely followed by Gordon, who took 13.
Other exciting players in the South East Stars group are all-rounders Alice Capsey & Alice Davidson-Richards, who have excelled for Oval Invincibles & Northern Superchargers respectively.
Surrey player Capsey, only 17, took seven wickets and scored 106 runs in the group stage including a memorable 59 at Lord’s against London Spirit. Her Kent counterpart Davidson-Richards had an equally impressive time for the Headingley based side, taking seven wickets and scoring 110 runs.
Also expected to play for South East Stars are Susie Rowe, Phoebe Franklin, Grace Gibbs & Surrey leg spinner Danielle Gregory.
Whereas Lightning hope the likes of Sarah & Kathryn Bryce, Sonia Odedra, Sophie Munro, Abigail Freeborn, Teresa Graves, Lucy Higham & Michaela Kirk will feature.
South East Stars will be looking to begin the second half of their T20 season in form. Johann Myburgh’s side have three matches remaining in Group A and currently sit in second place, needing to finish in the top two to reach Finals Day.
Once they’ve finished their Charlotte Edwards Cup season, South East Stars will play the final three fixtures in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy group stage. You can view their remaining fixtures here.