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23rd February 2021 News

Matthew Potts picked up by Northern Superchargers in Hundred draft

Durham bowler Matthew Potts will join up with the Northern Supercharges for the inaugural edition of the Hundred, after all draft picks were confirmed today.

Potts joins the Headingley based side after two impressive Vitality Blast campaigns for Durham, where he rounded off both 2019 and 2020 as the clubs leading wicket taker.

The right-handed bowler was on fine form throughout the Vitality Blast season, taking three consecutive career best hauls over Leicestershire, Yorkshire and Lancashire.

Potts was one of 28 domestic players to be picked for the 100-ball competition which will get underway on Wednesday 21 July as Oval Invincibles take on the Manchester Originals at the Kia Oval in the women’s competition.

He will join a side which features Durham teammates Ben Stokes and Brydon Carse, alongside international stars Aaron Finch, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Chris Lynn.

Speaking of the selection, Potts said: “I am absolutely delighted to be selected to play for the Northern Superchargers in the inaugural Hundred competition.

“I am excited to play for the Superchargers and express my skill, however, first and foremost I am working hard during the build up to the season to give my best for Durham and the Superchargers.”

Northern Supercharges will kick off their campaign on Saturday 24 July at Emerald Headingley against Welsh Fire.

The Hundred aims to make cricket more accessible to families and young people by fusing world-class, fast-paced cricket with family-friendly entertainment off the pitch. It features eight brand new teams based in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Southampton and two in London.

The entire competition, including all men’s and women’s games will be broadcast live on Sky. The Hundred will also be covered extensively across the BBC, including live television coverage of 10 men’s games and up to eight live women’s matches, including The Hundred Final and the women’s opening game.

After the opening two matches, the rest of the schedule will see the men’s and women’s teams both playing on the same day, at the same venue, with the ambition to elevate women’s cricket through The Hundred. Tickets are incredibly good value for money and give fans the chance to see a women’s and a men’s game, plus added entertainment throughout.

 

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