Rockets Draft Stars For Third Franchise Season

Trent Rockets have announced plenty of new draft signings ahead of the upcoming 2023 Hundred season as Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sam Hain and Indian all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur, amongst others, were some of the biggest name players to be called up.

Kaur has represented India on 277 occasions playing a century and a half of those in the T20 format scoring over 6,000 international runs with a one day international top score of 171 not out.

The Rockets women also picked up South African wicketkeeper-batter Lizelle Lee, The Blaze spinner Kirstie Gordon, and bowler Grace Potts.

In the men’s draft the Trent Bridge based franchise re-signed wicketkeeper Tom Kohler-Cadmore in the top spot, before recruiting batter Sam Hain and fast bowler Brad Wheal to join the 2022 men’s champions.

The women’s competition was staging a draft for the first time, with Laura Wolvaardt’s move from Northern Superchargers to Manchester Originals and Kate Cross’ switch the other way among some of the stand-out stories of the day.

The Hundred Draft saw 64 spots filled across the men’s and women’s competition, with the eight teams taking it in turns to select players – the order for selections is based on last year’s finishing positions.

The open market process will see the remaining 56 places filled in the women’s competition, while 16 spots remain up for grabs in the men’s competition by virtue of The Vitality Wildcard Draft, which will be held in the week commencing 3 July.

The third year of The Hundred will start with a double-header at Trent Bridge on Tuesday 1 August – the first of 34 matchdays that promise high-octane men’s and women’s sporting action, live music, and a host of family-friendly entertainment.

More than half a million people attended games during The Hundred’s second year in 2022, including a record-breaking 271,000 watching live women’s fixtures across the competition and more families buying tickets than in 2021.

Tickets are now exclusively on sale for anyone who has previously bought tickets for The Hundred until 28 March. Those yet to attend can sign up in advance at to get priority ticket access from 5–18 April.

Tickets will then go on general sale on Thursday 20 April. Tickets this year remain great value in line with 2022 pricing, with prices set at £5 for juniors aged 6-15, free for children five and under, and adults starting from £10.

Trent Rockets batter Tom Kohler-Cadmore, said: “I’m delighted to be back with Trent Rockets. We had such a strong group on and off the pitch last year, and we’ve kept a strong core which puts us in a really good position going forwards. I’m buzzing to be back playing at Trent Bridge too, the fans really got behind us last year and helped us go all the way.

Trent Rockets bowler Kirstie Gordon said: “I’m really excited to join up with Trent Rockets this year and play at my home ground, Trent Bridge. I’m looking forward to playing in front of the fans who create such a special atmosphere in Nottingham and I’m excited to play alongside the likes of Harmanpreet Kaur and Nat Sciver-Brunt. The team were so close to getting to the final last year, and I think, with the squad we’ve assembled, we have a great chance of going even better this time around.

Over 14.1 million people tuned in to watch The Hundred action in 2022 and games will again be broadcast live on Sky Sports and BBC broadcast and digital channels throughout the competition.

To stay up to date with the latest news, buy tickets or to sign up for priority access, visit or follow The Hundred, and the eight teams, on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube.

To view all the players picked in The Hundred Draft, powered by Sage, please visit

*Main image @ImHarmanpreet Indian allrounder Harmanpreet Kaur will play for Trent Rockets this summer.

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