RHF Trophy 2021: Everything you need to know about the squads

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When the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy (RHF Trophy) was announced as the 50-over domestic competition for the eight newly formed regions, it was thought to be a one-off thing for the season. But after the successful inaugural season that saw Southern Vipers triumph over Northern Diamonds by 38 runs in the final, all the eight teams are set to return to compete for the coveted trophy yet again starting from May 29.

In the inaugural edition teams were divided into two groups (North and South) and each team played six group matches before the top sides from each group progressed to the final. Groups have been done away with this time and all the teams will play round-robin fixtures followed by the final on September 25. With the new Regional T20 tournament set to be introduced, teams have announced larger squads keeping that also in mind. Most sides have remained the same with a few minor changes.

Women’s CricZone takes a look at the squads for the 2021 season.

 

Southern Vipers for RHF Trophy

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Southern Vipers

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

RHF Trophy 2020: Champions

England internationals: Georgia Elwiss, Danielle Wyatt

Domestic professional players: Georgia Adams, Tara Norris, Paige Scholfield, Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier

Top Performers in RHF 2020:  Georgia Adams – 500 runs; Charlotte Taylor – 15 wickets

Squad:  Georgia Adams (c), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Ella Chandler, Charlotte Dean, Ariana Dowse, Georgia Elwiss, Gemma Lane, Cassidy McCarthy, Ella McCaughan, Alice Monaghan, Tara Norris, Carla Rudd, Paige Scholfield, Charlotte Taylor, Finty Trussler, Emily Windsor, Danielle Wyatt

 

Northern Diamonds for RHF Trophy

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Northern Diamonds

Regions: Yorkshire, Durham, Northumberland

RHF Trophy 2020: Runners-up

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

Domestic professional players: Holly Armitage, Beth Langston, Linsey Smith, Phoebe Graham, Jenny Gunn

Top Performers in RHF 2020:  Sterre Kalis – 197 runs; Beth Langston – 12 wickets

Squad:  Hollie Armitage (c), Katherine Brunt, Helen Fenby, Phoebe Graham, Jenny Gunn, Bess Heath, Sterre Kalis, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Alex MacDonald, Natalie Sciver, Linsey Smith, Lauren Winfield-Hill

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Central Sparks for RHF Trophy

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Central Sparks

Regions: Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire

RHF Trophy 2020: 2nd in North Group

England internationals: Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones

Domestic professional players: Evelyn Jones, Marie Kelly, Issy Wong, Emily Arlott, Gwen Davies

Top Performers in RHF 2020: Evelyn Jones – 334 runs; Clare Boycott, Anisha Patel – 8 wickets each

Squad: Evelyn Jones (c), Emily Arlott, Hannah Baker, Thea Brookes, Clare Boycott, Steph Butler, Gwen Davies, Poppy Davies, Georgia Davis, Ria Fackrell, Sarah Glenn, Chloe Hill, Milly Home, Amy Jones, Marie Kelly, Anisha Patel, Grace Potts, Liz Russell, Issy Wong

 

Western Storm for RHF Trophy

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Western Storm

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

RHF Trophy 2020: 2nd in South Group

England internationals: Heather Knight, Anya Shrubsole, Katie George

Domestic professional players: Danielle Gibson, Sophie Luff, Fi Morris, Georgia Hennessy, Natasha Wraith, Alex Griffiths

Top Performers in RHF 2020:  Sophie Luff – 339 runs; Fi Morris, Georgia Hennessy – 11 wickets each

Squad: Sophie Luff (c), Fi Morris, Georgia Hennessy, Danielle Gibson, Natalie Wraith, Alex Griffiths, Heather Knight, Anya Shrubsole, Katie George, Nicole Harvey, Lauren Parfitt, Lauren Flier, Mollie Robbins, Emma Corney, Steph Hutchins, Emily Edgcombe, Niamh Holland, Bethan Gammon

 

Thunder

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Thunder

Regions: Lancashire, Cheshire, Cumbria

RHF Trophy 2020: 3rd in North Group

England internationals: Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone

Domestic professional players: Georgie Boyce, Alex Hartley, Emma Lamb, Ellie Threlkeld, Hannah Jones

Top Performers in RHF 2020: Natalie Brown – 189 runs; Alex Hartley – 11 wickets

Squad: Alex Hartley (c), Ellie Threlkeld, Georgie Boyce, Emma Lamb, Hannah Jones, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Piepa Cleary, Nat Brown, Laura Marshall, Alice Dyson, Alice Clarke, Laura Jackson, Rebecca Duckworth, Sophia Turner, Daisy Mullan, Liberty Heap, Danielle Collins

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South East Stars 

Regions: Surrey, Kent

RHF Trophy 2020: 3rd in South Group

England internationals: Freya Davies

Domestic professional players: Alice Davidson-Richards, Sophia Dunkley, Natasha Farrant, Bryony Smith, Aylish Cranstone

Top Performers in RHF 2020:  Alice Capsey – 141 runs; Natasha Farrant – 9 wickets

Squad: Natasha Farrant (c), Bryony Smith, Alice Davidson-Richards, Sophia Dunkley, Aylish Cranstone, Freya Davies, Dani Gregory, Eva Gray, Grace Gibbs, Hannah Jones, Kirstie White, Phoebe Franklin, Rhianna Southby, Susie Rowe, Chloe Brewer, Alice Capsey, Kira Chathli, Emma Jones, Kalea Moore

 

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Lightning

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

RHF Trophy 2020: 4th in North Group

England internationals: Kirstie Gordon, Tammy Beaumont

Domestic professional players: Kathryn Bryce, Sarah Bryce, Bethan Ellis, Lucy Higham, Abbey Freeborn

Top Performers in RHF 2020:  Sarah Bryce – 395 runs; Kathryn Bryce – 14 wickets

Squad: Kathryn Bryce (c), Sarah Bryce, Lucy Higham, Bethan Ellis, Abigail Freeborn, Leah Kellogg, Grace Ballinger, Alicia Presland, Nancy Harman, Shachi Pai, Sophie Munro, Teresa Graves, Kirstie Gordon, Tammy Beaumont, Yvonne Graves, Sonia Odedra, Michaela Kirk, Beth Harmer

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Sunrisers

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

RHF Trophy 2020: 4th in South Group

England internationals: Mady Villiers, Fran Wilson

Domestic professional players: Naomi Dattani, Cordelia Griffith, Amara Carr, Joanne Gardner, Kelly Castle

Top Performers in RHF 2020: Joanne Gardner – 193 runs & 7 wickets; Katie Wolfe – 7 wickets

Squad:
Amara Carr (c), Naomi Dattani (vc), Kelly Castle, Kate Coppack, Joanne Gardner, Gayatri Gole, Cordelia Griffith, Lissy Macleod, Katie Midwood, Sonali Patel, Mia Rogers, Grace Scrivens, Katherine Speed, Emily Thorpe, Mady Villiers, Katie Wolfe, Emily Woodhouse, Fran Wilson

RHF Trophy Fixtures

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