Trent Rockets sign Elyse Villani

Tuesday 19th November 2019
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Written by Tom Skinner

Trent Rockets, who will feature at The Pattonair County Ground next summer, today added big-hitting Australian Elyse Villani to their squad for The Hundred.

Villani, currently captain of Melbourne Stars in the Women’s Big Bash League, is No.3 on the list of Australia’s all-time run-scorers in IT20 cricket.

She will join the England duo of Nat Sciver and Katherine Brunt, as well as Australian international teammate Sophie Molineux.

Villani said: “I’m really looking forward to playing for Trent Rockets. I had some great times playing at Loughborough Lightning in the Kia Super League and it will be nice to link up with Sal [Saliann Briggs] again.

“It’s always hugely exciting to play in tournaments like The Hundred, you can see it’s going to be a really good standard of cricket from the players already announced and it will be nice to play alongside Nat and Katherine, as well as Soph, of course.”

Villani and her Trent Rockets side will play in Derby next summer as the Women’s Hundred competition comes to The Pattonair County Ground.

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The Australia batsman was one of eight signings confirmed today, with each team announcing another marquee player.

Team New signing Current marquee players
Birmingham Phoenix Georgia Elwiss Amy Jones, Kirstie Gordon, Sophie Devine
London Spirit Deandra Dottin Heather Knight, Freya Davies, Tammy Beaumont
Manchester Originals Mignon du Preez Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Lizelle Lee
Northern Superchargers Alice Davidson-Richards Lauren Winfield (cap), Linsey Smith, Alyssa Healy
Oval Invincibles Rachael Haynes Laura Marsh, Fran Wilson, Dane van Niekerk
Southern Brave Stafanie Taylor Anya Shrubsole, Danni Wyatt, Suzie Bates
Trent Rockets Elyse Villani Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Molineux
Welsh Fire Jess Jonassen Katie George, Bryony Smith, Meg Lanning

Team Head Coaches have until May 31 to finalise their line-ups.

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