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Updated 23-Mar-2023 • Published 23-Mar-2023

Hundred Draft 2023 - The picks as they happened

Overview

The full list of signings

Here's the full breakdown of the two squads, with Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf's move to Welsh Fire among the most notable picks in the Men's Draft. They are likely to be captained there by Tom Abell, you'd suspect.
Sophia Dunkley's own move to Cardiff was the headline pick in the Women's Draft.
Among the eye-catching omissions, Jake Lintott and Matt Parkinson go unsold, which is fascinating.
Matt Roller, who has been watching with eagle eyes (not in the Action Man sense, of course, he's far too young for those...) and has this pithy summary to whet your appetite for his full digest:
"The men's draft was mostly about Welsh Fire's attempts to lift themselves off the bottom after a disastrous 2022 and they look like a much stronger squad on paper, particularly with Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf in the same attack. But Matt Parkinson going undrafted eight months after playing T20 cricket for England suggests the draft system is fundamentally flawed."
Can't say fairer than that. It was chaotic. It was undoubtedly intriguing. But whether any of it makes any sense in the final analysis, well, we'll have to wait until August 1 to find out. For now, I'm off to the pub to find some salty bar-snacks... catch you later!
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Michael Pepper to London Spirit

And that's a wrap!
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Daniel Douthwaite to Welsh Fire

Finally, a Welshman at Welsh Fire! Last season, there was no Welsh and no Fire, as Nasser Hussain damningly put it. But after an outstanding selection across the men's and women's draft, they've added some home-town grit to the oyster too with the Glamorgan allrounder entering the mix.
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Brad Wheal to Trent Rockets

Another notable associate signing, with Scotland's seamer also heading to the champions.
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Sam Hain to Trent Rockets

Another refugee from Welsh Fire's fire-sale... and he's off to join the champions! England seem not to want his proven abilities with the white ball, but he was in action for Brisbane Heat this winter and is a proper player.
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Miles Hammond at Birmingham Phoenix

Another retention.
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Ihsanullah to Oval Invincibles

A star of the Pakistan Super League, he bowled at proper and sustained pace throughout, and will enjoy the Oval conditions no doubt.
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Stevie Eskinazi goes to Welsh Fire

Reward for one of the outstanding domestic players of recent seasons. His form for Middlesex brooked no equivocation, and as he told Matt Roller this week, he couldn't have done much more, after leading the Blast run-scoring over the past three years, and at a strike-rate of 147 too.
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Bas de Leede goes to Superchargers

Reward for another star of the Dutch T20 World Cup campaign.
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Josh Tongue at Manchester Originals

Worcestershire's quick is yomping up the M6 to Manchester. This will be his competition debut.
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Jamie Smith at Birmingham Phoenix

Another rising star on the English scene. A potential England wicketkeeper-batter across formats? I wouldn't rule it out given his feats this winter, and with age on his side too.
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Roelof van der Merwe at Welsh Fire

A trans-Bristol-Channel signing for Fire, via Somerset and the Netherlands. A mighty battler in every respect... a feisty spinner, a violent lower-order hitter, and a hero in the field during the recent T20 World Cup ... just ask his former team-mates at South Africa.
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Ross Whiteley also at Invincibles

A switch up the M3 from Southern Brave.
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Heinrich Klaasen at Oval Invincibles

One of South Africa's linchpins, and a keeping option too.
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Haris Rauf at Welsh Fire

Rauf, Payne, Ball and Afridi makes for a potent seam attack at Welsh Fire. They've had a good night I reckon.
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Michael Bracewell at Superchargers

Beastie's heading to Leeds! Another Kiwi to have impressed in the winter Tests ... took it to Ben Stokes' Bazballers as best he could, and clearly caught the eye in doing so.
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Devon Conway at Southern Brave

Another long-levered Antipodean heads down to the Ageas Bowl. Conway gave it some humpty during the Tests in New Zealand recently.
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Glenn Phillips at Welsh Fire

Another heavy-artillery signing for Fire. We're into the £75k signings now, meaning the likes of Babar Azam, Trent Boult, Kieron Pollard and Muhammad Rizwan have all been overlooked this year.
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Tom Banton heads to Superchargers

One of the great young prospects in English white-ball cricket... but he's had a tough couple of seasons, not helped by his flat-lining form at a fizzling Welsh Fire. Maybe the grass will be greener at Headingley.
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Ashton Turner stays at Manchester Originals

A serial winner with Perth Scorchers... what's not to like?
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Laurie Evans to Manchester Originals

Now then... big signing, big story. Matt got the scoop earlier this week, that he was back in business after his suspension for a failed drugs test. That ban prospect hasn't gone away but he's in for now. He was sensational in the Big Bash final for Perth Scorchers last year.
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Olly Stone goes to London Spirit

He's not yet appeared in the Hundred due to injury, but he was bowling very briskly for England this winter, in - dare one say it - a very Liam Plunkett-esque role in the middle overs.
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Reece Topley at Superchargers

Out goes one left-arm England seamer, in comes another. Willey to Topley, it's a good like-for-like option - tall, quick, incisive. Again, injury permitting, he's a gun.
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Shaheen Afridi at Welsh Fire

Gosh, that's a marquee signing! Pound for pound, arguably the best white-ball bowler in the world right now, and had he not got injured in the T20 World Cup final, what would have happened there?
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David Willey at Welsh Fire

Another very handy pick for Fire... a fixture in England's squads (barring the 2019 World Cup of course) but having moved on from Superchargers, he'll add cunning left-arm swing and heavy six-hitting abilities.
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Duckett speaks

"Difficult leaving a side I've played for the last two years, but for me personally, time for a fresh start. Wish them all the best, but three years in a career in a long time. Birmingham is a great ground. Played under Mo in Pakistan, they seem to have a great team and some explosive batters. I'll be the anchor and get them on strike!"
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Tom Kohler-Cadmore at Trent Rockets

He's staying put, as well he might as an integral part of their winning line-up last year. He's a keeping option too.
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Mitchell Marsh heads to London Spirit

Heavy artillery at Lord's, with Australia's powerful allrounder linking up with Dan Lawrence's men ... Zak Crawley and Glenn Maxwell also in Trevor Bayliss's squad
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Duckett heads for Phoenix

The Right to Match was in play ... just as he hoped it wouldn't be... but in the end he gets his wish and heads to Phoenix, just as Matt Roller predicted.
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Leus du Plooy goes to Southern Brave

Another batter for Brave, David and du Plooy guarantee some power in their middle-order
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Tom Abell goes to Welsh Fire!

That's a probable captaincy option for Fire... he's got quite the reputation from Somerset, and was very unlucky to miss out on an England debut in Bangladesh this month after an untimely injury.
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Tim David stays at Southern Brave

Brave say Hands Off... Welsh will go again! And yes, it's another Right to Match in action ...
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Right to Match in progress!

Here we go, those sneaky Welshmen are playing the system once more... and it's Tim David!
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Stand by for the Men's Draft

Did you make any sense of that? Fear not, the boy Roller will be working his magic in due course to analyse everything that's just hurtled by.
So... over to the men. Thirty picks incoming this time. Here's how the grid currently stands.
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And the £15,000 picks...

Right, let's rattle the last of these off, as it's all happening fast and furiously.
Laura Harris and Alex Hartley - Welsh Fire
Sophie Luff - London Spirit
Katie George - Manchester Originals
Katie Levick - Birmingham Phoenix
Mady Villiers and Paige Scholfield - Oval Invincibles
Kirstie Gordon and Grace Potts - Trent Rockets
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Freya Davies at Welsh Fire

You have to say... Welsh Fire look like they are getting something right this year. England's rising star seamer is a very handy addition to their burgeoning squad, after moving on from London Spirit.
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Eve Jones stays at Phoenix

A solid re-signing, lets no-one down at the top of the order.
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Dane van Niekerk back at Originals

That's a big, big signing. The inspiration behind Oval Invincibles' win in the first season, and clearly a player with a huge point to prove after her ignominious retirement from international cricket...
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Southern Brave take Maitlan Brown

Another Aussie in the mix. A regular with Sydney Sixers, but the 25-year-old hasn't yet broken into the Aussie squad.
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Lizelle Lee at Trent Rockets

Another injection of serious power from Rockets ... Lee, Harmanpreet and Sciver-Brunt is quite the line-up. A keeping option too from the South African.
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Kathryn Bryce picked by Originals

Scotland comes to Auld Trafford. Likes to give the spinners a biff.
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Sophie Munro goes to London Spirit

A bright young prospect heading to Lord's. A brisk fast bowler, who comes in after ADR stays up in Leeds.
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Georgia Elwiss goes to Welsh Fire

Another fine allrounder to add to Welsh's rebooted squad. Phoenix had the Right to Match, but chose not to play it.
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Alice Davidson-Richards at Superchargers

A strong seam-bowling allrounder to add to Spirit's mix. Nope, scratch that... Superchargers have played their Right To Match... as well they might!
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Chloe Tryon at Southern Brave

Wyatt and South Africa's Tryon at the Ageas Bowl's big acreage. If anyone's going to clear those boundaries, those two will.
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Danni Wyatt speaks

"Delighted to be back at Southern Brave, Ageas Bowl is the best place to play. Been good to watch the draft so far. We need another bowler, another allrounder is always handy. We've got Chloe and Anya back which is great news. Pakistan (for PSL exhibition) was fantastic, so friendly and hospital."
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Heather Graham to Superchargers

Another Australian allrounder enters the fray. She's linking up with Alyssa Healy to give Superchargers some serious heft.
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Georgia Wareham to Superchargers

Can't say fairer than that. Another Australian legspinner in the mix... always guaranteed to enhance the line-up. She's had quite the time of it recently too, following her WPL pick-up
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Amanda-Jade Wellington at Originals

That's a monster get for Manchester. A gun for Australia's globe-crushing uber-winners, with a hefty 173 T20 wickets to her name.
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Anya Shrubsole back at Southern Brave

Back with the old gang at Southampton, booming World-Cup-winning inswingers are still in vogue!
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Sarah Glenn goes to London Spirit

Intriguing selection, Lord's isn't renowned for spinning, and they've got Charlie Dean and Amelia Kerr already. But stock up on the world's best spinners, and there are fewer for everyone else! Very capitalist approach...
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Grace Harris goes to London Spirit

She snuck through during the Right to Match dramas... tidy signing, a powerful Aussie, and a debut appearance in The Hundred
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Shabnim Ismail goes to Welsh Fire

Is this the beginnings of a competitive line-up in Cardiff this year? Shabnim has proper wheels, and will provide a genuine cutting edge to their attack.
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Sophie Devine speaks

She's in Goa... "very excited," she says. "Such a great time at Phoenix last year, and my great mate loves the Hollies Stand so look forward to getting back there. What's happened in the last 12-18 months, I wasn't expecting it in my career, but proud to be a part of it."
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Kate Crosses the Pennines

A Roses switcheroo takes place in the opening round, with Kate Cross heading over to Leeds from Manchester. Intriguing. No use of the Right to Match from Originals.
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Harmanpreet goes to the Rockets

That's a massive pick-up. She's been formidable in the WPL. And a Mumbai-shaped reunion with Nat Sciver-Brunt at Nottingham in prospect. Exciting times...
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Laura Wolvaardt goes to Originals

No Right to Match this time... The South Africa opener Laura Wolvaardt was a Northern Supercharger last year, so a switch over the Pennines in prospect.
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Dunkley goes to Welsh Fire!

Three first picks for Fire... and they get Dunkley at the third time of asking. Result!
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Wyatt retained by Southern Brave

As well you might expect, Charlotte Edwards says over my dead body... and keeps her bosher at the top of the order.
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Right To Match in progress again!

Gosh, this is a tactical masterstroke from Welsh Fire... undoubtedly the high point of their Hundred existence after two dismal seasons. They are forcing their rivals to make big decisions, and will bag a monster first pick one way or another...
Dunkley or Wyatt... Wyatt or Dunkley? Tick follows tock follows tick follows tock ...
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Sophie Devine goes to Birmingham Phoenix

Sophie Devine was the player in dispute... and Phoenix have decided to keep her after the 2022 season. Tactics in play already! Welsh wizardry...
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Welsh Fire's first pick delayed!

What drama... Welsh Fire's first pick has gone to a Right To Match ... who could it be? Dunkley or Wyatt potentially? With Matthews at the top of the order already, expect fireworks...
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A first for women's sport in the UK

Right, we are ready for the off. The first draft in UK women's sport history is about to get underway. A total of 34 players will be picked up in the course of the next hour, to bulk out the tournament's initial eight-player squads, which will then be filled out with seven more open-market picks.
So, the squads have already retained their players from 2022, to a maximum of four. Welsh Fire, who finished bottom last time out, have the first pick, and will be seeking six names, after Annabel Sutherland's late withdrawal. They only have one player left over from last season, Hayley Matthews, with Tammy Beaumont joining as captain from London Spirit.
There's a Right To Match option too, with the likes of Danni Wyatt (formerly of Southern Brave) among the players who could enter into something of a tussle.
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How do the champions improve a winning outfit?

Dawid Malan has a few ideas...
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Women's Draft incoming

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Welcome to the Hundred Draft

Welcome to ESPNcricinfo's live coverage of the 2023 Hundred draft. The action gets underway at 4pm with the women, and the men to follow at 5pm.
Here are the slots that will need filling in the men's competition, with Welsh Fire due to lead things off with the first pick (in both drafts, in fact, thanks to their double-wooden-spooning in the 2022 competition)...
Unsurprisingly, Fire will be the busiest team in the draft, with eight slots to fill including all three of their overseas signings. Everyone else will be picking up three players today, except for Northern Superchargers, who need four.
And for a deeper dive into the whole process, including the open secret of where former Welsh Fire star Ben Duckett is heading, here's Matt Roller to explain everything.
The Women's Draft, the first in the competition's three-year history, will involve a slightly different process, with each team looking to build their core squad of eight players, ahead of an open-market round to add a further seven players for an overall figure of 15.
Once again, Welsh Fire are the team with everything up for grabs - including their second overseas player, after Annabel Sutherland withdrew on the eve of the draft. They will be looking for six players, while the rest of the teams are in the market for four each.
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