Rockets Launch For 2024 Campaign

Ash Gardner, Rovman Powell and Imad Wasim were the big players of the night to join Trent Rockets at The Hundred Draft, powered by Sage.

In the women’s competition, Ash Gardner was chosen with the Rockets’ first pick – joining Nat Sciver-Brunt and Alana King in Nottingham – while Rovman Powell and Imad Wasim link up with Andy Flower’s men’s team.

Grace Scrivens, Heather Graham, Katie George, Josie Groves, Kira Chathli, Cassidy McCarthy, Tom Banton, Calvin Harrison, Jordan Thompson and Adam Lyth have also signed for Trent Rockets.

Elsewhere in The Hundred Draft, Kieron Pollard went to Southern Brave, Meg Lanning to London Spirit and Beth Mooney to Manchester Originals.

England players Dawid Malan, Lauren Filer and Ollie Pope were also on the move, as well as international superstars Andre Russell, Shaheen Afridi, Chamari Athapaththu and Nicholas Pooran.

Tom Banton said: “I’m delighted to be drafted by Trent Rockets, it’s a really strong squad with a lot of potential to do well. I know the crowd builds a great atmosphere there and I’m looking forward to being a part of The Hundred again.”

Jon Lewis, Trent Rockets Women’s Head Coach, said: “I’m really happy with our picks, Ash Gardner and Grace Scrivens are fantastic additions to an already strong squad. We’re all excited about the competition this year and looking forward to the opening game at Trent Bridge on 31 July in front of our fans.”

The opening game of The Hundred’s fourth year, sees Birmingham Phoenix travel to The Kia Oval on Tuesday 23 July to face Oval Invincibles – the first of 68 games that promise world class men’s and women’s sporting action, live music, and a host of family-friendly entertainment.

Trent Rockets’ picks in The Hundred Draft 

Women’s: Ash Gardner, Grace Scrivens, Heather Graham, Katie George, Josie Groves, Kira Chathli, Cassidy McCarthy.

Men’s: Rovman Powell, Imad Wasim, Tom Banton, Calvin Harrison, Jordan Thompson, Adam Lyth.

A record 580,000 fans were in attendance across The Hundred last season, including over 300,000 in the women’s competition. The Hundred’s blend of high-quality sport and entertainment saw 41% of all tickets sold to families, 23% to juniors and 30% to women.

There is currently an exclusive window open to buy tickets for fans who have previously attended The Hundred, until March 27.

There will be a priority window open from 9-23 April for all fans who sign up in advance at The general sale period begins from 25 April.

Tickets are once again great value, with prices set at £5 for juniors aged 3-15 (free for under 3s) and adults starting from £11.

All games will again be 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, TikTok and YouTube.

*Main image @asportstvpk Pakistan star Imad Wasim has been drafted by the Rockets.

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