Charlotte Edwards Cup 2022: Everything you need to know about the squads

South East Stars won CE Cup 2021 © Getty Images

Charlotte Edwards Cup (CE Cup) came into existence during the 2021-22 season as the premier T20 competition between eight centres of excellence. The concept was the same as Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy (RHF Trophy) and the inaugural edition saw South East Stars being crowned as the champions beating Northern Diamonds in the final.

The second edition of the tournament is all set to start on May 14 in the same format with teams being divided into two groups. The groups are tweaked a little bit this time with Central Sparks, South East Stars, Sunrisers, Western Storm listed in Group A and Lightning, Northern Diamonds, Thunder, Southern Vipers in the Group B.

All the teams will play each other in home and away fixtures and the best group winner will directly progress to the final that will be played on the Finals Day on June 11 in Northampton.  The semi-final will be first played on the same day between the other group winner and the best second-placed side and the winner of this match will progress to the final.

As the teams prepare to take part in the action, Women’s CricZone takes a look at all the eight teams.

Central Sparks

Regions: Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire

Charlotte Edwards Cup 2021: Third in Group A

England internationals: Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones

Top Performers in CE Cup 2021: Evelyn Jones – 276 runs; Georgia Davis – 8 wickets

Squad: Evelyn Jones (c), Emily Arlott, Hannah Baker, Clare Boycott, Thea Brookes, Stephanie Butler, Ami Campbell, Gerogia Davis, Gwenan Davies, Poppy Davies, Ria Fackrell, Abigail Freeborn, Sarah Glenn, Milly Home, Amy Jones, Anisha Patel, Davina Perrin, Grace Potts, Elizabeth Russell, Issy Wong

Central Sparks squad © Women’s CricZone

South East Stars

Regions: Surrey, Kent

Charlotte Edwards Cup 2021: Champions

England internationals: Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Natasha Farrant

Top Performers in CE Cup 2021: Alice Capsey – 203 runs; Bryony Smith – 14 wickets

Squad: Bryony Smith (c), Chloe Brewer, Alice Capsey, Kira Chathli, Claudie Cooper, Aylish Cranstone, Alice Davidson-Richards, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Natasha Farrant, Phoebe Franklin, Grace Gibbs, Eva Gray, Danielle Gregory, Emma Jones, Ryana Macdonald-Gay, Kalea Moore, Rhianna Southby, Alexa Stonehouse, Kirstie White

South East Stars squad © Women’s CricZone

Sunrisers

Regions: Middlesex, Essex, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Norfolk, Suffolk

Charlotte Edwards Cup 2021: Fourth in Group B

England internationals: Mady Villiers

Top Performers in CE Cup 2021: Cordelia Griffith – 129 runs; Grace Scrivens – 5 wickets

Squad: Kelly Castle (c), Naomi Dattani, Mia Rogers, Gayatri Gole, Cordelia Griffith, Abtaha Maqsood, Katherine Speed, Sonali Patel, Grace Scrivens, Joanne Gardner, Alice Macleod, Kate Coppack, Amara Carr, Mady Villiers, Florence Miller, Scarlett Hughes, Jodi Grewcock

Sunrisers squad © Women’s CricZone

Western Storm

Regions: Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Cricket Wales, Cornwall, Devon, Wiltshire

Charlotte Edwards Cup 2021: Second in Group B

England internationals: Heather Knight, Katie George

Top Performers in CE Cup 2021: Sophie Luff – 127 runs; Nicole Harvey – 12 wickets

Squad: Sophie Luff (c), Fran Wilson, , Heather Knight, Lauren Filer, Fi Morris, Claire Nicholas, Lauren Parfitt, Mollie Robbins, Sophia Smale, Natasha Wraith, Beth Gammon, Katie George, Danielle Gibson, Georgia Hennessey, Alex Griffiths, Nicole Harvey, Niam Holland

Western Storm squad © Women’s CricZone

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Lightning

Regions: Loughborough University, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire

Charlotte Edwards Cup 2021: Fourth in Group A

England internationals: Tammy Beaumont

Top Performers in CE Cup 2021: Abigail Freeborn – 161 runs; Sonia Odedra – 6 wickets

Squad: Kathryn Bryce (c), Kirstie Gordon, Grace Ballinger, Tammy Beaumont, Sarah Bryce, Ella Claridge, Piepa Cleary, Bethan Ellis, Josie Groves, Teresa Graves, Lucy Higham, Beth Harmer, Marie Kelly, Sophie Munro, Michaela Kirk, Katie Midwood, Lenny Sims, Alicia Presland

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Lightning squad © Women’s CricZone

Northern Diamonds

Regions: Yorkshire, Durham, Northumberland

Charlotte Edwards Cup 2021: Runners-up

England internationals: Katherine Brunt, Natalie Sciver, Lauren Winfield-Hill

Top Performers in CE Cup 2021: Hollie Armitage – 141 runs; Jenny Gunn – 13 wickets

Squad: Hollie Armitage (c), Katherine Brunt, Abi Glen, Leah Dobson, Jenny Gunn, Bess Heath, Rachel Hopkins, Sterre Kalis, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Emma Marlow, Natalie Sciver, Rachel Slater, Linsey Smith, Phoebe Turner, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Leigh Kasperek, Yvonne Graves

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Northern Diamonds squad © Women’s CricZone

Thunder

Regions: Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria

Charlotte Edwards Cup 2021: Third in Group B

England internationals: Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone

Top Performers in CE Cup 2021: Emma Lamb – 218 runs; Emma Lamb – 9 wickets

Squad: Ellie Threlkeld (c), Georgie Boyce, Natalie Brown, Alice Clarke, Danielle Collins, Kate Cross, Rebecca Duckworth, Alice Dyson, Sophie Ecclestone, Phoebe Graham, Alex Hartley, Liberty Heap, Laura Jackson, Hannah Jones, Emma Lamb, Laura Marshall, Daisy Mullan, Shachi Pai, Seren Smale, Sophia Turner

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Thunder squad © Women’s CricZone

Southern Vipers

Regions: Hampshire, Sussex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Isle of Wight, Oxfordshire

Charlotte Edwards Cup 2021: Semi-finalists

England internationals: Georgia Elwiss, Danielle Wyatt

Top Performers in CE Cup 2021: Georgia Adams – 215 runs; Tara Norris – 13 wickets

Squad: Georgia Adams (c), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Charlie Dean, Georgia Elwiss, Nancy Harman, Chloe Hill, Freya Kemp, Ella McCaughan, Alice Monaghan, Tara Norris, Carla Rudd, Paige Scholfield, Anya Shrubsole, Charlotte Taylor, Emily Windsor, Danielle Wyatt

Southern Vipers squad © Women’s CricZone