Wolverhampton-born, England star Georgia Elwiss has been confirmed as the fourth signing for Birmingham Phoenix.
Elwiss, who joins fellow Midlander Amy Jones, becomes her team’s fourth confirmed signing for The Hundred alongside Jones, Kirstie Gordon and the big-hitting New Zealander Sophie Devine.
It’s going to be great to get started at Birmingham Phoenix. Obviously I’m local to the area and that’s always a bonus, and that’s the same for Amy Jones.Georgia Elwiss
The 28-year-old said: “It’s going to be great to get started at Birmingham Phoenix. Obviously I’m local to the area and that’s always a bonus, and that’s the same for Amy Jones.
“As well as Amy, I think we’ve announced some really good players so far in Kirstie Gordon and Sophie Devine and it’s quite exciting to think what our final line-up will look like.
“I know we’ll have a number of non-international players in our squad, many of them local, and The Hundred will give them a really good chance to impress and progress their game. I can’t wait to get started.”
Elwiss was one of eight signings confirmed today, with each team in The Hundred announcing another marquee player.
Squads to date
- Birmingham Phoenix Georgia Elwiss Amy Jones, Kirstie Gordon, Sophie Devine
- London Spirit Deandra Dottin Heather Knight, Freya Davies, Tammy Beaumont
- Manchester Originals Mignon du Preez Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Lizelle Lee
- Northern Superchargers Alice Davidson-Richards Lauren Winfield (cap), Linsey Smith, Alyssa Healy
- Oval Invincibles Rachael Haynes Laura Marsh, Fran Wilson, Dane van Niekerk
- Southern Brave Stafanie Taylor Anya Shrubsole, Danni Wyatt, Suzie Bates
- Trent Rockets Elyse Villani Nat Sciver, Katherine Brunt, Sophie Molineux
- Welsh Fire Jess Jonassen Katie George, Bryony Smith, Meg Lanning
Team Head Coaches have until May 31 to finalise their line-ups.
The Hundred will be played at the height of summer, starting July 2020, featuring eight new city-based teams; Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers, Trent Rockets, Birmingham Phoenix, Welsh Fire, Southern Brave, London Spirit & Oval Invincibles.