Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Thunder Squad Is Confirmed

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Thunder Squad Is Confirmed

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LANCASHIRE Thunder have revealed their squad for the new Kia Women's Super League.

West Indies star Hayley Matthews will join international team- mate Deandra Dottin and Australian Sarah Coyte at Emirates Old Trafford as the three overseas players for the T20 tournament.

England trio Sarah Taylor, Danni Wyatt and Kate Cross were already confirmed, but now Thunder have announced the rest of their line-up.

Lancashire's England Academy players Sophie Ecclestone, Emma Lamb and Ellie Threlkeld are included along with Middlesex county player Natasha Miles.

And Thunder have pulled a suprise by tempting former England international and Lancashire skipper Laura Newton (nee MacLeod) back to the game. Newton, 38, played 13 tests and 73 one day internationals Natalie Brown, Georgia Holmes, Laura Marshall and Nalisha Patel - who all play for the Red Rose in county cricket - adds to the local representation alongside Cross, Lamb, Ecclestone and Threlkeld. …

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