Oval Invincibles

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Oval Invincibles
Oval Invincibles logo.png
Personnel
CaptainTBC
(Men's team)
TBC
(Women's team)
Coach Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tom Moody
(Men's team)
Flag of England.svg Jonathan Batty
(Women's team)
Overseas player(s) Flag of South Africa.svg Colin Ingram
Flag of Nepal.svg Sandeep Lamichhane
WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg Sunil Narine
(Men's team)
Flag of South Africa.svg Marizanne Kapp
Flag of South Africa.svg Dane van Niekerk
(Women's team)
Team information
Colours   
Founded2019
Home ground The Oval
Capacity25,500
History
No. of titles0
The Hundred title wins0
The Hundred game wins0
Official website Oval Invincibles

Oval Invincibles are a franchise 100-ball cricket side representing the historic counties of Surrey and Kent in the newly founded The Hundred competition, which will take place for the first time during the 2021 English and Welsh cricket season. Both the men's side and the women's side will play at The Oval.

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History

The announcement of the new eight-team men's and women's tournament series in 2019 was not without controversy, with the likes of Virat Kohli criticising the England and Wales Cricket Board for pursuing a shift away from Test cricket, [1] while others argued the format should have followed the established and successful Twenty20 format. The ECB however decided it needed a more unique format to draw crowds.

In August 2019 the side announced that Australian coach Tom Moody would be the men's team's first coach, while former England Women player Lydia Greenway was appointed coach of the Women's team. [2]

The inaugural Hundred draft took place in October 2019 and saw the Invincibles claim Sam Curran as their headline men's draftee, and Laura Marsh as the women's headliner. They are joined by England internationals Tom Curran and Jason Roy for the men's team, while Fran Wilson joins Marsh in the women's side. [3]

Honours

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The Oval

Men's honours

Women's honours

Ground

Both the Oval Invincibles men's and women's sides play at the home of Surrey, The Oval, in the Kennington area of London.

The women's side had been due to play at the County Ground in Beckenham, one of the outgrounds of Kent County Cricket Club, but both teams were brought together at the same location as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Players

Current squad

Men's side

  • Bold denotes players with international caps.
  •  *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
S/NNameNat.Date of birth (age)Batting styleBowling styleNotes
Batsmen
Alex Blake Flag of England.svg 25 January 1989 (age 32)Left-handedRight-arm off break
Rory Burns Flag of England.svg 26 August 1990 (age 30)Left-handedRight-arm medium Centrally Contracted player
Laurie Evans Flag of England.svg 12 October 1987 (age 33)Right-handedRight-arm off break
Will Jacks Flag of England.svg 21 November 1998 (age 22)Right-handedRight-arm off break
Jason Roy Flag of England.svg 21 July 1990 (age 30)Right-handedRight-arm medium
All Rounders
Jordan Clark Flag of England.svg 14 October 1990 (age 30)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
Sam Curran Flag of England.svg 3 June 1998 (age 23)Left-handedLeft-arm fast-medium Centrally Contracted player
Tom Curran Flag of England.svg 12 March 1995 (age 26)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Local Icon player
Colin Ingram Flag of South Africa.svg 3 July 1985 (age 35)Left-handedRight-arm leg break Overseas player
Sunil Narine WestIndiesCricketFlagPre1999.svg 26 May 1988 (age 33)Left-handedRight-arm off break Overseas player
Wicketkeepers
Sam Billings Flag of England.svg 15 June 1991 (age 29)Right-handed
Pace bowlers
Brandon Glover Flag of the Netherlands.svg 3 April 1997 (age 24)Right-handedRight-arm fast
Saqib Mahmood Flag of England.svg 25 February 1997 (age 24)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
Reece Topley Flag of England.svg 21 February 1994 (age 27)Right-handedLeft-arm fast-medium
Spin bowlers
Sandeep Lamichhane Flag of Nepal.svg 2 August 2000 (age 20)Right-handedRight-arm leg break Overseas player
Nathan Sowter Flag of Australia (converted).svg 12 October 1992 (age 28)Right-handedRight-arm leg break UK Passport

    Women's side

    • Bold denotes players with international caps.
    •  *  denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
    S/NNameNat.Date of birth (age)Batting styleBowling styleNotes
    Batters
    Georgia Adams Flag of England.svg 4 October 1993 (age 27)Right-handedRight-arm medium
    Fran Wilson Flag of England.svg 7 November 1991 (age 29)Right-handedRight-arm off break Centrally Contracted player
    All Rounders
    Alice Capsey Flag of England.svg 11 August 2004 (age 16)Right-handedRight-arm medium
    Jo Gardner Flag of England.svg 25 March 1997 (age 24)Right-handedRight-arm off break
    Dane van Niekerk Flag of South Africa.svg 24 May 1993 (age 28)Right-handedRight-arm leg break Overseas player
    Wicketkeepers
    Sarah Bryce Flag of Scotland.svg 8 January 2000 (age 21)Right-handed
    Rhianna Southby Flag of England.svg 16 October 2000 (age 20)Right-handed
    Pace bowlers
    Tash Farrant Flag of England.svg 29 May 1996 (age 25)Left-handedLeft-arm fast-medium
    Grace Gibbs Flag of England.svg 1 May 1995 (age 26)Right-handedRight-arm medium
    Eva Gray Flag of England.svg 24 May 2000 (age 21)Right-handedRight-arm medium
    Marizanne Kapp Flag of South Africa.svg 4 January 1990 (age 31)Right-handedRight-arm medium Overseas player
    Spin bowlers
    Megan Belt Flag of England.svg 6 October 1997 (age 23)Right-handedRight-arm off break
    Mady Villiers Flag of England.svg 26 August 1998 (age 22)Right-handedRight-arm off break

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