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22nd January 2020 Women

Helen Fenby joins Northern Superchargers in The Hundred

Durham’s Helen Fenby has today been confirmed as a squad member in the Northern Superchargers women’s team for The Hundred competition.

The team led by Danielle Hazell, is now beginning to take shape for the 2020 season, with Fenby joining up alongside Bess Heath, Georgia Davis and Katie Levick.

Fenby has been involved with Durham Cricket’s girls’ and boys’ performance set-up since being 10-years-old and has also played for Yorkshire Diamonds in the Kia Super League.

The 21-year-old is known for her unorthodox spin and had Surrey Stars in all sorts of trouble in the 2019 KSL, picking up 4/20 back in August.

For Durham, Fenby captained the Women’s side to promotion into Division 1 of the Vitality Women’s County T20 Cup.

Helen alongside Heath, Davis and Levick will join a squad captained by Lauren Winfield, which also features Linsey Smith, Alice Davidson and Australian superstar Alyssa Healy.

On her selection, Fenby said: “I was really excited to find out I was going to be involved in the Hundred, it’s a really good progression for my cricket and a unique opportunity to be involved at such a high level of the game.

“I see this as a great opportunity to progress. I want to push to get into the side, get as much game time as possible and be a key bowler in some of the games.

“I want to get the most out of this and will push hard to get out there and be seen.

“It’s weird to have advanced to this level of the game as quickly. From just playing in Durham to being involved in the Kia Super League and now the Hundred is incredible – I couldn’t have imagined I’ll ever get to play with Alyssa Healy and players of such calibre and I really look forward to it all.”

Fenby will play under Head Coach Hazell for the Northern Superchargers, as this is not the first time they’ll work together – Hazell is the Women’s Head Coach in Durham Cricket and Yorkshire Diamonds. Fenby said: “Having Dani as a coach again is brilliant. She knows how I work and she can really help me with my bowling.”

Northern Superchargers Head Coach Danielle Hazell added: “Helen is an excellent addition to the team and it’s exciting to have her as one of the domestic signings.

“She is one of the emerging talent through the young England pathway and it will be great to see some more of her unique action and wicket-taking ability in The Hundred.

“Helen can bring a lot to the team – she’s progressed every year through the Super League, got better and better and I’m sure she’ll grab this opportunity and make the most of it.

“She’s demonstrated her desire to learn from the experienced players around her year on year and with her match winning mindset, she makes an excellent signing alongside Bess (Heath), Georgia (Davis) and Katie (Levick).

“It’s great to be able to announce four domestic additions – they play an important role in the team and an opportunity like that can shape their career, they’ll get to work with world-class players and that’s a unique chance they get.”

The Northern Superchargers Women will play one of their games – against Oval Invincibles – at South Northumberland Cricket Club on Sunday, 26 July.

For full squad information for each team head to www.thehundred.com.

The Hundred women’s competition kicks off on 22 July, with the men’s competition getting underway a week earlier on 17 July. For priority ticket access head to www.thehundred.com and sign up. The first wave of priority tickets go on sale from 12 – 28 February.

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