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Laura Wolvaardt, Amanda Jade Wellington and Ashton Turner were some of the big-names signed by Manchester Originals in The Hundred Draft, powered by Sage.

Laurie Evans and Wolvaardt were Manchester Originals’ first picks in the men’s and women’s competition, while Josh Tongue, Katie George, and Kathryn Bryce will make their first appearance for Manchester Originals this summer.

The women’s competition was staging a draft for the first time, with Grace Harris (London Spirit) and Harmanpreet Kaur (Trent Rockets) some of the other stand-out signings 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 Wildcraft Draft, which will be held in the week commencing 3 July.

Across the men’s and women’s competitions, the following players were signed for Manchester Originals:


Amanda Jade Wellington, Kathryn Bryce, Katie George, Laura Wolvaardt


Ashton Turner, Josh Tongue, Laurie Evans

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.   

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, follow The Hundred, and the eight teams, on Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube. 




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