JAMES Vince, Danni Wyatt, Chris Jordan and Lauren Bell will all be back in action at Utilita Bowl in The Hundred next season with Southern Brave confirming the retention of 18 players on Deadline Day. 

Exciting bowling trio Rehan Ahmed, Tymal Mills and Craig Overton are among the names who’ll be back in action for Brave, as well as Chloe Tryon, Maia Bouchier and Freya Kemp. 

Across both the Southern Brave men’s and women’s teams, 18 players have been retained in total, meaning nine spots remain to be filled at The Hundred Draft.

 The Hundred Draft will take place at The Shard on Wednesday, March 20 and will be live-streamed from 5.30pm on thehundred.com, YouTube and TikTok.

Each team will take it in turns to select domestic and overseas players to complete their squads.

Southern Brave’s season in the fourth year of The Hundred gets underway at Utilita Bowl on Wednesday, July 24, one of 68 games during the season.

Retained Players 

Southern Brave Women: Danni Wyatt, Chloe Tryon (O), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Freya Kemp, Georgia Adams, Rhianna Southby, Mary Taylor

Southern Brave Men: Jofra Archer, James Vince, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills, Leus Du Plooy, Rehan Ahmed, Craig Overton, Finn Allen (O), George Garton, Alex Davies  

Men’s captain James Vince said: “It’s brilliant to be back captaining the Brave this year. I love playing in front of our home fans on the south coast and we can’t wait for the competition to start.

”We’ll be looking to go as far as we can and I think we have retained a strong group this year to help us with that.” 

Danni Wyatt added: “Winning the competition last year was a fantastic experience and to have retained most of that group to compete this year sets us up really nicely.

“I absolutely love playing for Southern Brave, and I love playing in The Hundred, and I can’t wait to get back to playing with the group at Utilita Bowl.”

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 saw 41 per cent of all tickets sold to families, 23 per cent to juniors and 30 per cent to women. 

There will be an exclusive window between March 13 and March 27 which will allow fans who have previously attended The Hundred to purchase tickets.

There will be a priority window open from April 9 to April 23 for all fans who sign up in advance at thehundred.com.

General sale opens on April 25. 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 be broadcast on the BBC and Sky Sports.