Wednesday, October 16th, 2019


Eighteen Worcestershire players are amongst the 331 domestic players available for selection in The Hundred men’s draft which will take place on Sunday (October 20).

They include Riki Wessels, Brett D’Oliveira, Ed Barnard, Ben Cox, Daryl Mitchell, Wayne Parnell, Dillon Pennington and Ross Whiteley who were all regular members of the Rapids side in the Vitality Blast this summer.

Two more in Moeen Ali (£125,000) and Pat Brown (£60,000) have already been snapped up by the Birmingham Phoenix for next summer’s tournament.

The names of all 239 players from outside of the UK entering The Hundred draft – plus the 331 domestic players – were released by the England and Wales Cricket Board in a media release earlier today.

The Hundred draft will be broadcast live on Sky TV and BBC online from 7pm on Sunday.

All of the Worcestershire players who have put their names forward have no reserve price – as is the case with the vast majority of the domestic players.

Just four of the domestic players have a reserve price of £60,000, seven with £50,000 and eight with £40,000.

Worcestershire 2019 Blast overseas player, Martin Guptill, has a reserve price of £60,000.

Teams will select 12 players on Sunday night – with a maximum of three overseas picks who will join the already-announced England red-ball contracted players and Local Icons.

The 18 Worcestershire players included in the draft list announced by the ECB are:

Jacques Banton

Ed Barnard

Ben Cox

Josh Dell

Brett D’Oliveira

Tom Fell

Adam Finch

Jack Haynes

Joe Leach

Alex Milton

Daryl Mitchell

Charlie Morris

Wayne Parnell

Dillon Pennington

Josh Tongue

Riki Wessels

Ollie Westbury

Ross Whiteley