|Coach||Mark McInnes (2019) |
Alex Blackwell (2018)
Stephen Titchard (2016–2017)
|Home ground||Old Trafford, Manchester|
|Secondary home ground(s)|| Aigburth, Liverpool |
Stanley Park, Blackpool
Chester Boughton Hall CC, Chester
|Official website||Lancashire Cricket|
Lancashire Thunder were an English women's Twenty20 cricket team based in Manchester, Lancashire that competed in England’s women's Twenty20 competition, the Women's Cricket Super League.Thunder played their home matches at Old Trafford and various grounds across the North West. They were captained by Kate Cross and coached by Mark McInnes, working with General Manager Bobby Cross. In 2020, following reforms to the structure of women's domestic cricket, some elements of Lancashire Thunder were retained for a new team, North West Thunder.
Lancashire Thunder were formed in 2016 to compete in the new Women's Cricket Super League, partnering with Lancashire CCC.In their inaugural season, they finished bottom of the group stage, winning just one game. In 2017, they fared even worse, failing to win a game as they finished bottom of the group once again.
2018 brought an expansion to the WCSL, with each side now playing 10 games, and Lancashire Thunder improved under the new format, winning 5 out of their 10 games.However, this still meant they just missed out on progressing to Finals Day, finishing 4th. Thunder bowler Sophie Ecclestone was the third highest wicket-taker in the tournament, with 15. In 2019, Lancashire Thunder once again finished bottom of the group, with no wins and one tie. Following this season, women's cricket in England was restructured and Lancashire Thunder were disbanded as part of the reforms; however they survived in spirit for a new team, North West Thunder, who represented a larger area, but retained some of their players.
|Venue||Games hosted by season|
|Old Trafford Cricket Ground||1||1||2||1||5|
|Stanley Park, Blackpool||1||1||1||1||4|
|Aigburth Cricket Ground, Liverpool||–||1||1||2||4|
|Trafalgar Road Ground||–||–||1||–||1|
|Chester Boughton Hall||–||–||–||1||1|
Final squad, 2019 season
|No.||Name||Nationality||Birth date||Batting Style||Bowling Style||Notes|
|8||Georgie Boyce||England||4 October 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|11||Evelyn Jones||England||8 August 1992||Left-handed||Left-arm medium||England Academy player|
|30||Danielle Collins||England||7 June 2000||Left-handed||Right-arm medium|
|77||Ria Fackrell||England||16 September 1999||Right-handed||Right-arm off break|
|6||Emma Lamb||England||16 December 1997||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||England Academy player|
|7||Harmanpreet Kaur||India||8 March 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||Overseas player|
|10||Natalie Brown||England||16 October 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|14||Tahlia McGrath||Australia||10 November 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm medium||Overseas player|
|47||Sophia Dunkley||England||16 July 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break|
|96||Sune Luus||South Africa||5 January 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||Overseas player|
|21||Eleanor Threlkeld||England||16 November 1998||Right-handed||—||England Academy player|
|16||Kate Cross||England||3 October 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||Club captain; England Performance squad|
|19||Sophie Ecclestone||England||6 May 1999||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox||England Academy player|
|63||Alice Dyson||England||28 January 1999||Right-handed||Right-arm medium|
|65||Alex Hartley||England||6 September 1993||Right-handed||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Season||Final standing||League standings||Notes|
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