Youngest player in The Hundred, 16-year-old Alice Capsey setting the tournament on fire

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Oval Invincibles all-rounder Alice Capsey is one of the promising young talents to have emerged out of the inaugural women’s edition of The Hundred in England.

Playing for the London-based Invincibles, Capsey is a 16-year-old right-hand batter and off-spinner, who is already making a name for herself through exploits in the maiden 100-ball tournament.

The Surrey women cricketer has had a strike-rate of 122.41 with the bat and an economy rate of 0.45 per ball from her three outings in the competition so far.

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Alice Capsey

Alice Capsey is the youngster player in the inaugural edition of The Hundred women’s competition. (pic courtesy: Twitter)

Young Alice Capsey making a name for herself in The Hundred

Alice Capsey’s stand-out performance came in Invincibles’ second match of The Hundred against London Spirit at Lord’s, where she blazed her willow for a superlative knock of 59 off 41 balls and was rewarded with the ‘Player of the Match’ award in her team’s victory.

 

In the following encounter against Northern Superchargers, Capsey stood up with the ball for her team, delivering a fantastic spell of 2/9 off her 20 balls.

 

After the match against team Spirit, the young gun, when asked who were her favourite cricketers growing up, named prominent England men’s cricketers Kevin Pietersen and Jos Buttler. The latter of two gents sent a heartwarming video message for Capsey, saying “Great knock from Alice today for the Oval Invincibles. Keep up the great work. I’ll be watching.”

 

Words of encouragement from a player of Buttler’s class and a good start to her maiden stint in The Hundred shall hold Capsey in good stead going forward as she takes her first steps towards building a long, flourishing career.

Capable of using the long handle and also delivering tight spells, Alice Capsey is certainly one of the players that England selectors shall watch out for.



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