Trent Rockets

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Trent Rockets
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Personnel
Captain Flag of England.svg Lewis Gregory
(Men's team)
Flag of England.svg Nat Sciver
(Women's team)
Coach Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Andy Flower
(Men's team)
Flag of England.svg Salliann Briggs
(Women's team)
Overseas player(s) Flag of South Africa.svg Marchant de Lange
Flag of Afghanistan.svg Rashid Khan
Flag of Australia (converted).svg D'Arcy Short
(Men's team)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Heather Graham
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sammy-Jo Johnson
Flag of New Zealand.svg Rachel Priest
(Women's team)
Team information
Colours   
Founded2019
Home ground Trent Bridge
Capacity17,500
History
No. of titles0
The Hundred title wins0
The Hundred game wins0
Official website Trent Rockets

Trent Rockets are a franchise 100-ball cricket side representing the historic counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire 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 and women's sides will play at Trent Bridge.

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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 unique format to draw crowds.

In September 2019 the side announced that former New Zealand cricketer Stephen Fleming would be the men's team's first coach, while former Yorkshire women's player Salliann Briggs was appointed coach of the Women's team. [2]

The inaugural Hundred draft took place in October 2019 and saw the Rockets claim Joe Root as their headline men's draftee, and Natalie Sciver as the women's headliner. They are joined by England international's Alex Hales and Harry Gurney for the men's team, while Katherine Brunt joins Sciver in the women's side. [3]

Honours

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Trent Bridge

Men's honours

Women's honours

Ground

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The County Ground, Derby

Both the Trent Rockets men's and women's sides play at the home of Nottinghamshire, Trent Bridge, in Nottingham. The women's side had been due to play at the home of Derbyshire County Cricket Club, the County Ground in Derby, and the home of Leicestershire, Grace Road but both teams were brought together at the same ground 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
66 Joe Root Flag of England.svg 30 December 1990 (age 30)Right-handedRight-arm off break Centrally Contracted player
Alex Hales Flag of England.svg 3 January 1989 (age 32)Right-handedRight-arm medium Local Icon player
Dawid Malan Flag of England.svg 3 September 1987 (age 33)Left-handedRight-arm leg break
D'Arcy Short Flag of Australia (converted).svg 9 August 1990 (age 30)Left-handed Slow left-arm unorthodox Overseas player
Luke Wright Flag of England.svg 7 March 1985 (age 36)Right-handedRight-arm medium
All Rounders
Lewis Gregory Flag of England.svg 24 May 1992 (age 29)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Captain
Steven Mullaney Flag of England.svg 19 November 1986 (age 34)Right-handedRight-arm medium
Samit Patel Flag of England.svg 30 November 1984 (age 36)Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Wicketkeepers
Ben Cox Flag of England.svg 2 February 1992 (age 29)Right-handed
Tom Moores Flag of England.svg 4 September 1996 (age 24)Left-handed
Pace bowlers
Sam Cook Flag of England.svg 4 August 1997 (age 23)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium Wildcard pick
Marchant de Lange Flag of South Africa.svg 13 October 1990 (age 30)Right-handedRight-arm fast Overseas player
Timm van der Gugten Flag of the Netherlands.svg 25 February 1991 (age 30)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
Luke Wood Flag of England.svg 2 August 1995 (age 25)Left-handedLeft-arm fast-medium
Spin bowlers
Matt Carter Flag of England.svg 26 May 1996 (age 25)Right-handedRight-arm off break
Rashid Khan Flag of Afghanistan.svg 20 September 1998 (age 22)Right-handedRight-arm leg break Overseas player

    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
    Ella Claridge Flag of England.svg Right-handedRight-arm medium
    Emily Windsor Flag of England.svg 14 September 1997 (age 23)Right-handedRight-arm medium
    All Rounders
    Kathryn Bryce Flag of Scotland.svg 17 November 1997 (age 23)Right-handedRight-arm medium
    Heather Graham Flag of Australia (converted).svg 5 October 1996 (age 24)Right-handedRight-arm medium Overseas player
    Teresa Graves Flag of England.svg 10 October 1998 (age 22)Right-handedRight-arm medium
    Michaela Kirk Flag of South Africa.svg 30 June 1999 (age 22)Right-handedRight-arm off break UK passport
    Alicia Presland Flag of England.svg 28 September 1999 (age 21)Right-handedRight-arm medium
    Nat Sciver Flag of England.svg 20 August 1992 (age 28)Right-handedRight-arm medium Captain;
    Centrally Contracted player
    Wicketkeepers
    Abigail Freeborn Flag of England.svg 12 November 1996 (age 24)Right-handed
    Rachel Priest Flag of New Zealand.svg 13 June 1985 (age 36)Right-handedOverseas player
    Pace bowlers
    Katherine Brunt Flag of England.svg 2 July 1985 (age 36)Right-handedRight-arm fast-medium
    Sammy-Jo Johnson Flag of Australia (converted).svg 5 November 1992 (age 28)Right-handedRight-arm medium Overseas player
    Spin bowlers
    Sarah Glenn Flag of England.svg 27 August 1999 (age 21)Right-handedRight-arm leg break
    Nancy Harman Flag of England.svg 11 July 1999 (age 22)Right-handedRight-arm leg break
    Lucy Higham Flag of England.svg 17 October 1997 (age 23)Right-handedRight-arm off break

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