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Cricketer Emily bowled over by The Hundred

Date: 27 July 2021

 

An SCFT physiotherapy apprentice says she is bowled over to have been signed by a team starring in fast-paced new national cricket competition The Hundred. 

Emily Windsor (pictured), who is also a paediatric therapy technician at the Trust, the largest provider of NHS community services in Sussex, is looking forward to playing for Trent Rockets, the side based in Nottingham, East Midlands. 

“I am so excited to be playing in The Hundred,” said Emily, who lives in Portsmouth and works for the Trust’s Children’s Development Service at the Westhampnett Centre in Chichester. 

“It is going to be an exciting tournament and going to be game-changing for the women’s game - especially playing live on TV every game. 

“I am very grateful for SCFT in supporting me and allowing me to take this opportunity.” 

Run by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), The Hundred involves one league of eight new women’s teams and another separate league of eight identically named men’s teams. The teams’ titles include Welsh Fire, Northern Superchargers and Oval Invincibles. 

Each team is playing each other in games televised live by the BBC and Sky TV and featuring colourful team kits and loud music. 

The aim is for each team of 11 players to score as many runs as possible from 100 balls. Each team bats and bowls and the one with the highest total run score at the end of the game is the winner. 

Emily, who describes herself as “a batting all-rounder”, could find herself involved in games scheduled to be held at the home of cricket, Lord’s in London, as well as at Edgbaston in Birmingham, Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, and the Rockets’ legendary home, Trent Bridge. 

If she and her team perform well in the initial league stage, which is scheduled to end in mid-August, Emily and the Trent Rockets may secure a berth in the finals, slated to be held on 20 and 21 August. 

The second and third-placed play-off and the final will both be screened live on BBC2 and Sky Sports.

Further information about The Hundred is available here.