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Rawlins to feature alongside Sussex contingent in Hundred Tournament

Delray Rawlins, one of eight Sussex players to be involved in the inaugural Hundred tournament this summer

Delray Rawlins, the Bermuda all-rounder, will play alongside four Sussex team-mates in the Southern Brave team in the inaugural Hundred Tournament which is set to take place this summer.

The tournament was delayed from last year because of the pandemic, but plans remain in place to kick off the eight-team competition with some of the top players in the world in the shorter version of the game.

Despite the setback, Rawlins can still look forward to playing alongside team-mates Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Tymal Mills and George Garton in the Brave team, along with Andre Russell, the West Indies all-rounder, Australia batsman David Warner and James Vince, the England batsman,

Rawlins is reported to be earning in the region of £50,000 (about $65,000) for his participation in the Brave’s 15-man squad which will be coached by Mahela Jayawardene, the former Sri Lanka batsman who played 69 Test matches and 92 One Day Internationals for his country.

Three other Sussex players will play in the tournament with all-rounder Ravi Bopara drafted by London Spirit who will be based at Lord’s. Phil Salt will play for Manchester Originals and Luke Wright for Trent Rockets.

A women’s Hundred tournament will run at the same time as the men, with the teams having until June to complete their squads.

So far nine Sussex women players have been signed by the teams, with two, Freya Kemp and Tara Norris, playing for the Brave.

The Hundred is scheduled to run from July 21 to August 21 when the finals will take place at Lord’s

The Hundred is a professional 100-ball tournament in England and Wales run by the ECB involving eight teams — Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers, Birmingham Phoenix, Trent Rockets, Welsh Fire, London Spirit, Oval Invincibles and Southern Brave — played in seven cities.

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Published February 25, 2021 at 8:00 am (Updated February 24, 2021 at 11:16 pm)

Rawlins to feature alongside Sussex contingent in Hundred Tournament

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