Tuesday, 13 May 2014

The English Women's T20 League

OK here is the deal.........

You are the owner of one of the six franchises for the new Women's T20 Cricket tournament to be played here in England in September*.

You need to recruit your players, but you have a limited budget so you have restrictions. You need a squad of 12. You are allowed to recruit two overseas players; three England players - one from each of the three sub-groups of the 18 recently contracted - see list below; and seven more players currently playing in any division of the Women's County Championship in England.

Assuming all are fully fit, who would you pick? It's more difficult than you think.

Answers by twitter @wmnscricketblog; email martin@lawdox.co.uk or on a postcard. I'll collate the results (if anyone responds) and let you know how the tournament teams are shaping up.

The 18 contracted England players are:-
Group 1 - Katherine Brunt, Charlotte Edwards, Lydia Greenway, Danielle Hazell, Anya Shrubsole, Sarah Taylor,
Group 2 - Jenny Gunn, Heather Knight, Laura Marsh, Natalie Sciver, Amy Jones, Kathryn Cross
Group 3 - Tammy Beaumont, Georgia Elwiss, Natasha Farrant, Rebecca Grundy, Lauren Winfield, Danielle Wyatt

My 12 would be :-
Meg Lanning (Aus)
Staphanie Taylor (WI)
Sarah Taylor (Eng)
Paige Scholfield (Sussex)
Georgia Hennessy (Warks)
Sophie Luff (Somerset)
Fran Wilson (Somerset)
Arran Brindle (Sussex)
Jodie Dibble (Devon)
Freya Davies (Sussex)
Nat Sciver (England)
Rebecca Grundy (England)


*btw I made this up............or did I? How about this instead of the Super 3s?


  1. So, go on, spill the beans ..... do the 3 groups of contracted England players relate to the level of contract - or is that the whole point of the article; to indirectly let it out !

    1. No inside info. No agenda. Added my 12 now too!

  2. A bit all-rounder-heavy, but:

    SR Taylor (OS/WI)
    Hennessey (Warwickshire)
    Adams (Sussex)
    Brindle (Sussex)
    Sciver (England)
    Elwiss (England)
    Kapp (OS/SA)
    Odedra (Notts)
    Rudd+ (Berkshire)
    Griffiths (Essex)
    Shrubsole (England)
    Gardner (Berkshire)

  3. Interesting team. Could do well. Not as well as mine of course - now added to the piece.

  4. Meg Lanning (Aus)
    Jess Watson (Yorks)
    Sarah Taylor (Eng)
    Deandra Dottin (WI)
    Nat Sciver (Eng)
    Beth Morgan (Middlesex)
    Arran Brindle (Sussex)
    Cath Dalton (Middlesex)
    Georgia Elwiss (Eng)
    Jodie Dibble (Devon)
    Alex Hartley (Middlesex)
    Fran Wilson (Somerset)

  5. Arran Brindle
    Rebecca Grundy
    Georgina Hennessy
    Emma Lamb
    Beth Langston
    Meg Lanning
    Sonia Odedra
    Paige Scholfield
    Natalie Sciver
    Anya Shrubsole
    Shashikala Siriwardene
    Jane Smit

    although I'd be equally happy if another of the teams had nabbed Smit & Lanning & Shrubsole and I had to take Taylor & Perry & Dibble.