Today we will discuss the salary of a player in The Women’s Hundred in England.
Unlike the Men’s edition of the Hundred, the Women’s Hundred has been a game changer in women’s cricket.
Let’s see how much they are earning in 2023.
The Hundred Women’s Cricketer Salary – By the Numbers
The average salary of a player in the Hundred (Women’s Competition) is £16,500 or $21,118 (maximum 15 players in squad with a purse of £247,500 or $316,769).
The average salary for an overseas Hundred (women’s) cricketer is £25,104 or $32,130 (£602,500 or $770,167 for 24 players). On the other hand, the average salary for a domestic player in the Hundred (men’s) is £14,349 or $18,365 (£1,377,500 or $1,760,838 purse for a total of 96 spots).
The maximum a player in the Women’s Hundred can earn is £31,250 ($40,000), while the minimum is £7,500 ($9,600).
The highest paid cricketer in the Women’s Hundred earns £31,250 ($40,000), which is just only marginally better than the lowest draft pick of the Men’s Hundred at £30,000 ($38,475).
The Hundred – How Much Was Each Draft Pick?
The draft picks ranged from £30,000 ($38,475) for 7th round picks to £125,000 ($160,311) for the 1st round picks. Wildcards were drafted later as well as one centrally contracted per team.
Retentions: Georgia Elwiss, Freya Davies (Welsh Fire), Charlie Dean (London Spirit), Emma Lamb (Manchester Originals), Linsey Smith (Northern Superchargers), Bryony Smith (Trent Rockets), Lauren Bell (Southern Brave), Tash Farrant (Oval Invincibles)
Draft Picks: Sophie Munro (London Spirit), Kathryn Bryce (Manchester Originals), Alice Davidson-Richards (Northern Superchargers), Hannah Baker, Eve Jones (Birmingham Phoenix), Lizelle Lee (Trent Rockets), Maitlan Brown (Southern Brave), Dane Van Niekerk (Oval Invincibles)
Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes released today on Amazon Prime Video, the same day the English scored a commanding century against South Africa. This is a story that captures England captain, Ben Stokes’ journey through the ups and downs of his illustrious career.
Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes Review: Skip It or Watch It?
I will get straight to the point—The Review. Ben Stokes: Phoenix from the Ashes Review is not necessarily a must watch documentary. However, it is an important one.
It is skippable in the sense that Ben Stokes’ career is an open book—Humble roots in New Zealand, an upcoming youngster in the England circuit, The Bristol brawl incident, eleven-month court trial & media pressure, Carlos Brathwaite 4 sixes in Kolkata, IPL heroics, the 2019 World Cup final and Headingly heist, finger and knee injuries, his father’s terminal brain cancer, mother’s legal suit against The Sun newspaper for exploiting another personal tragedy, global pandemic, mental health break, and captaincy comeback. In a sense, nothing new is revealed about Ben Stokes. In addition, the picturization and flashback sequences are not the most coherent.
However, it is an important film due to the first-person points of view of Stokes & his family as well as Sam Mendes’ interview with Stokes while he was struggling with his mental health. It was courageous for Stokes to explain what he was going through on such a large platform. Appearances of Joe Root, Stuart Broad, manager Neil Fairbrother, and Stokes’ father adds immense value to the documentary.
Watch It For: The Interview, Highlight Packages, Ben Stokes’ cricket practice videos from U-12 & U-15 cricket, Mark Wood’s comic timing, Joe Root’s heartfelt messages
Don’t Watch it for: The overly dramatic background music
Prime Video Summary: A refreshingly honest filmabout an extraordinary cricketer. Directors Chris Grubb and Luke Mellows were allowed unprecedented access to Ben’s Life with interviews and insights by Sam Mendes.
Protagonist: Ben Stokes
Teammates: Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer
Commentators/Ex-Cricketers: Ian Bishop, Isa Guha, Shane Warne
Other: Dean Wilson (journalist), Phil Scott (England’s strength & conditioning coach), Neil Fairbrother (Stokes’ Manager), Vithushan Ehantharajah
Context: The Bristol brawl halted Stokes career due to the litigation, investigation, and media tensions that followed. The documentary walks through what Stokes’ family went through at this point. Although he was not found guilty of affray, the media only portrayed the negative side of things. Stokes had already been involved in a few incidents earlier in the England team like punching lockers, getting banned from driving to four speeding tickets, etc., and this incident was almost the nail in the coffin.
Stokes clears up what exactly happened and why he was involved in the incident in the documentary (he was defending his friends from homophobic abuses)
2. Heartbreak at the 2016 T20 World Cup Final
Quotes: That experience would have broken lesser mortals; Makes you even more hungry
“That experience would have broken lesser mortals” – Ian Bishop
Context: The 2016 T20 World Cup Final would forever be remembered for Ian Bishop’s iconic Remember the Name phrase when describing Carlos Brathwaite’s heroics. On the other end of the spectrum was Stokes, absolutely gutted. How he came back from the lows of 2016 to the highs of 2019s is an inspirational journey for all.
Context: The 2016 T20 World Cup final was a disappointment. However, it is portrayed in the film that the 2017 Bristol incident was the most impactful turning point in Ben Stokes’ career and life. He became a more mature individual, grew closer to family, and learned which people who could trust. At this point, he almost quit cricket and had to dive deep to figure out what used to drive him to give it his all.
4. Mental Health Awareness
Quote: This can happen to someone who is perceived as invincible; I noticed how emotionless I was
“This can happen to someone who is perceived as invincible” – Joe Root
Context: The interview was conducted two weeks after Ben Stokes’ suffered his major panic attack and decided to take a break from cricket. Stokes looked visibly fatigued and recalled a panic attack he suffered which included shortness of breath.
Mental health, especially in sport, is an important topic and can occur to anybody regardless of his or her stature.
5. The Larger-Than-Life Hero
Quote: His life is a story you could not script; Trauma, grief, strength, and defiance
“His life is a story you could not script” – Sam Mendes
Context: Rarely hasa cricketer in recent memory suffered the ebbs and flows to the extent as Stokes has. He has touched glory with starring roles in World Cup and Ashes victories. On the other hand, he has had to see his father, a former Rugby league player in New Zealand, pass away after a fight with terminal brain cancer.
The England cricket team swept the T20I series 3-0 and are marching towards the T20 World Cup next year.
England had several contributors – the charismatic Sam Curran, determined Jonny Bairstow, and consistent Dawid Malan. For South Africa, Russie Van Der Dussen and George Linde impressed, but the disappointments of a team in transition keep on increasing.
Anyway, before get ahead of ourselves, let us talk about the elephant in the room. This ODI series was supposed to start two days ago, but was CANCELLED due to a positive test and breach over the bio-secure protocols. Everyone has tested negative now, and the tour is on with revised dates, but was a genuine concern for cricket fans and administrators.
Let us move to the ODI series preview. Find out who to watch out and our predictions between South Africa and this dominant England cricket team. COMMENT BELOW WITH YOUR OPINIONS!
Moeen Ali had earlier committed to all formats but was not given a shot in the T20Is. With England sweeping the series 3-0, he may not be picked again for T20Is. So, this is his only chance to remind the public of his potential.
SA: Will Klassen Show his Klass?
Heinrich Klassen burst onto the ODI scene with a marvelous 100 against India, but has not been consistent enough. With Kyle Verreynne as the backup keeper in the squad, Klassen may not get a long window.
Verdict: 2-1 England
For the T20I series, my prediction of 3-0 was absolutely spot on. Except it was horrendously off since the bet was on South Africa. 😅
This time, I am going for a more conservative 2-1 win in favor of the England cricket team. England should take the momentum from the T20I series and win the first game. South Africa will come back and tie the series 1-1 before a close finish should seal the deal for the world champions.
Watch out for Van der Dussen and Janneman Malan from South Africa and out-of-the-Fab-Four Joe Root and Liam Livingstone.
Whatever happens, fingers crossed for a COMPLETE series. Regardless of who wins or loses, it is the safety of the players, the trust in the bio-secure environment, and the future of bilateral cricket in the age of COVID that is at stake.
What do you think will be the series result? COMMENT BELOW AND LET US KNOW!
My Starting XI:
These are my starting XI for the first T20I (assuming everyone is available in terms of COVID and injuries).
Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan*, Jos Buttler (WK), Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Reece Topley
Quinton de Kock * (WK), Temba Bavuma, Janneman Malan, Rassie Van der Dussen, Heinrich Klassen, David Miller, George Linde, Andile Phelukwayo, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
These are the other options in the squads.
Eng: Tom Curran, Olly Stone, Liam Livingstone, Lewis Gregory