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Wellington and Graham sign with Brave for Super Smash

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Wellington and Graham sign with Brave for Super Smash

A report on the two international signings for the Northern Brave Women, for the 2022/23 Super Smash season.

Two overseas players will be looking to make their make on the Super Smash this coming season. Amanda-Jade Wellington (Australia) and Phoebe Graham (England) will be appearing for the Northern Brave Women this season. The Brave announced the signings of these two players this afternoon as they prepare for their opening game of the season, on Friday at Seddon Park. Below, are two player profiles and information about Wellington and Graham.

Player: Amanda-Jade Wellington (Australia)

Teams: Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Otago, Southern Brave

International Statistics:

Tests- 1 test (2 wickets, BBI: 1/61, BBM: 2/130)

ODI- 14 ODIs (18 wickets, BBI: 3/24)

T20I- 8 T20Is (10 wickets, BBI: 4/16)

Amanda-Jade Wellington is a right-arm leg spinner, who currently represents South Australia in the WNCL and has played internationally for Australia as well, including playing at the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup. Wellington has also won the WBBL with the Adelaide Strikers this year. Being only 25, she has a vast future ahead of her and is looking to extend this by spending time in New Zealand with the Brave. She also represented Otago before Covid-19 bought an end to non-New Zealanders not being allowed into the country, meaning she couldn't carry on this after the 2019/20 season.

Graham pictured at Seddon Park. Photo courtesy of ND Cricket.

Teams: Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers, Nottinghamshire, Lancashire, Sapphires, and Yorkshire

Domestic Statistics:

List-A: 54 List A (37 wickets, BBI: 3/14)

T20: 52 T20s (42 wickets, BBI: 3/8

Phoebe Graham is a right-arm medium bowler, who currently represents Lancashire, North West Thunder and the Manchester Originals in the Hundred. In 2022, in the Women's Twenty20 Cup, taking 13 wickets at an average of 10. Graham will be looking to continue this fine form in 2022, to help the Brave to a Super Smash title. Graham can use her knowledge and experience in new conditions to help grow the young Brave bowling attack.

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