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Georgia Adams

Georgia Adams

Batsman
Squad Number: 55
DOB: 04.10.93
Player Style: Right Hand Bat
Debut: July 2016 v Surrey Stars
Best Performance: 41 v Surrey Stars (July, 2016)
England Women Senior Academy batsman Georgia Adams will be rejoining the Southern Vipers in 2017 after an impressive first season. Adams has been on the verges of the England squad in recent years, and has scored almost 1,000 runs and seven half-centuries in her T20 career, striking at almost a run a ball.
Suzie Bates

Suzie Bates

Batsman
Squad Number: 11
DOB: 16.09.87
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: July 2016 v Surrey Stars
Best Performance: 119* v Loughborough Lightning (August, 2017)
New Zealand international Suzie Bates will be returning to the Southern Vipers for the 2017 Kia Super League season. The top-order batsman is set to get any side off to a quick start, striking almost 9,000 runs in her career at an impressive average of 44.85. She also captains New Zealand in the shorter formats, so will be a key player for the Vipers.
Ellen Burt

Ellen Burt

Bowler
Squad Number: 45
DOB: 20.11.97
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: N/A
Best Performance: N/A
England Women Academy medium pacer Ellen Burt will be playing in her first season with the Southern Vipers. The teenager has taken 17 wickets in her T20 career for Sussex Women, recording her career best figures of 3-3 against Yorkshire in June 2017. Overall she has taken 25 wickets in limited overs at an average of 23.04.
Izzy Collis

Izzy Collis

Batsman
Squad Number: 10
DOB: 22.09.96
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: August 2016 v Lancashire Thunder
Best Performance: 9 v Lancashire Thunder (August, 2016)
Izzy Collis will be playing in her second season with the Southern Vipers. The youngster has hit two half-centuries in her short career with Sussex Women, which included her best score of 60* against Kent Women. Collis is also an occasional leg break bowler, and featured twice for the Vipers in the 2016 Kia Super League.
Charlie Dean

Charlie Dean

All-Rounder
Squad Number: 3
DOB: 22.12.00
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: N/A
Best Performance: N/A
All-rounder Charlie Dean will become the first player born in the 21st century to play for the Southern Vipers ahead of her first season with the team. The teenager plays for Hampshire Women and currently trains with the England Women Academy. She has already scored 250 runs in eight matches, whilst taking 12 wickets.
Charlotte Edwards

Charlotte Edwards

Batsman
Squad Number: 23
DOB: 17.12.79
Player Style: Right Hand Bat
Debut: July 2016 v Surrey Stars
Best Performance: 30 v Western Storm (August, 2016)
Former England captain Charlotte Edwards joined the Southern Vipers in 2016 after a successful 20-year career in the Women’s game. The top-order batsman led England to both the Women’s World Cup and the T20 World Cup in 2009. She has scored over 16,000 runs in her limited overs career at an impressive average of 52.94 hitting 42 centuries in the process.
Tash Farrant

Tash Farrant

Bowler
Squad Number: 53
DOB: 29.05.96
Player Style: Left Hand Bat; Left Arm Bowler
Debut: July 2016 v Surrey Stars
Best Performance: 2-10 v Western Storm (August, 2017)
Tash Farrant brings international experience to the Southern Vipers bowling attack after joining head of the 2016 season. The left-arm seamer has taken over 50 wickets in the limited overs format at an average of just 17.92, which included impressive figures of 6-16 for Kent Women against Staffordshire Women in May 2016.
Katie George

Katie George

All-Rounder
Squad Number: 99
DOB: 07.04.99
Player Style: Left Hand Bat; Left Arm Bowler
Debut: July 2016 v Surrey Stars
Best Performance: 1-15 v Loughborough Lightning (August, 2016)
Katie George will be playing in her second season with the Southern Vipers. The England Women Senior Academy bowler has experience with the Hampshire Women, and has taken 19 T20 career wickets at an average of 18.42. She is also handy with the bat too, top-scoring with 40 against Durham in July 2017.
Hayley Matthews

Hayley Matthews

All-Rounder
Squad Number: 50
DOB: 19.03.98
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: August 2017 v Western Storm
Best Performance: 15 v Western Storm (August, 2017)
West Indian teenager Hayley Matthews is one of the Vipers’ overseas players for the 2017 Kia Super League. The all-rounder has played more than 50 games for the West Indies, scoring over 1,000 runs and taking just under 50 wickets. Despite being a hard-hitting batsman, Matthews’ record is impressive with the ball where she has taken 20 T20 wickets at an average of 16.05.
Tara Norris

Tara Norris

Bowler
Squad Number: 24
DOB: 04.06.98
Player Style: Left Hand Bat; Left Arm Bowler
Debut: N/A
Best Performance: N/A
Left-armer Tara Norris is another player that will be playing in her first season with the Southern Vipers. She currently plays with the England Women Academy and has taken 11 wickets in her short career with Sussex, with her best performance coming when she took 2-12 against Berkshire, including the wicket of Vipers team-mate Carla Rudd.
Carla Rudd

Carla Rudd

Batsman
Squad Number: 59
DOB: 30.12.93
Player Style: Right Hand Bat
Debut: July 2016 v Surrey Stars
Best Performance: 0* vs Surrey Stars (July, 2016)
Wicket-keeper Carla Rudd joined the Vipers ahead of the inaugural Kia Super League in 2016. The middle order batsman has yet to face a ball in a Southern Vipers shirt, but is useful with the bat, scoring more than 500 runs in her limited overs career, which included her highest score of 79 for Berkshire against Sussex.
Linsey Smith

Linsey Smith

Bowler
Squad Number: 16
DOB: 10.03.95
Player Style: Left Hand Bat; Left Arm Bowler
Debut: August 2016 v Lancashire Thunder
Best Performance: 4-10 v Yorkshire Diamonds (August, 2016)
Left-arm spinner Linsey Smith will be looking to build on a successful first season with the Southern Vipers. Smith has taken 43 T20 wickets in her career, and can be useful with the bat. She starred in the 2016 Kia Super League, taking eight wickets at an average of just 11.50, which included 4-10 against Yorkshire Diamonds in August 2016.
Danni Wyatt

Danni Wyatt

All-Rounder
Squad Number: 28
DOB: 22.04.91
Player Style: Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Debut: August 2017 v Western Storm
Best Performance: 21* v Loughborough Lightning (August, 2017)
England international Danni Wyatt is one of the new additions to the Southern Vipers’ squad.The all-rounder has played over 120 games for England, scoring over 1,000 runs whilst helping her country win the Women’s World Cup in 2017. The occasional off-break bowler is effective with the ball too, taking 46 T20I wickets at an average of just 14.58.