Kia Super League: Amy Satterthwaite to captain Lancashire Thunder
By Charlotte Bates
Last Updated: 26/07/16 1:57pm
New Zealand all-rounder Amy Satterthwaite will captain Lancashire Thunder in the Kia Super League this summer after it was confirmed that Sarah Taylor will not play in the inaugural edition of the competition.
Satterthwaite signed in June following the announcement that wicketkeeper batsman Taylor would be taking an indefinite break from cricket after suffering from anxiety.
The 29-year-old made her New Zealand debut in 2007 and has played 80 one-day Internationals and 71 Twenty20 Internationals, recording two ODI centuries and recording best T20I bowling figures of 6-17 against England.
ECB Director of England Women's Cricket Clare Connor said: "Sarah is doing really well and we can expect to see her in and around the Lancashire Thunder environment and dressing room over the next few weeks in a supportive capacity.
"It is still too soon for her to return to playing, but it is really positive that she will be helping out with various Lancashire Thunder community activities during the competition."
The T20 competition begins on Saturday 30 July with Yorkshire Diamonds hosting Loughborough Lightning at Headingley.
Satterthwaite will lead a 14-strong squad at Taunton on Sunday 31 July when they take on Western Storm in their opening clash of the six-team tournament.
Squad: Kate Cross, Danielle Wyatt, Deandra Dottin, Hayley Matthews, Amy Satterthwaite (c), Sophie Ecclestone, Emma Lamb, Ellie Threlkeld, Natalie Brown, Georgia Holmes, Laura Marshall, Natasha Miles, Laura Newton, Nalisha Patel