Trent Rockets

Trent Rockets Team Guide

Trent Rockets are a men and women’s franchise team that play in The Hundred cricket league, based in Nottinghamshire, England.

Trent Rocket Background

Trent Rockets was founded in 2019 when the new eight teamed Hundred cricket league was created by the ECB. The team represents the county clubs of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire. The first men’s coach announced before the initial draft would be former Zimbabwe national cricket team player Andy Flower and the women’s team would be overseen by former Yorkshire player Salliann Briggs. Lewis Gregory was named as the men’s captain, Nat Sciver-Brunt was to lead the women’s team on the field. 

Where Do The Trent Rockets Play?

The Trent Rockets are based at the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Trent Bridge. The picturesque ground in the centre of the City of Nottingham first hosted Test Cricket in 1899.

Trent Rockets Players

The marquee signing for the men’s Trent Rockets team in the initial draft was England cricket team star Joe Root, arguably one of the country’s finest ever batters across all formats. Other prominent England players to wear the Rockets jersey include explosive opener Alex Hales, and one of the more consistent white ball players in World cricket, Dawid Malan. Overseas stars to have played for the Rockets are Afghanistan national cricket team superstar leg spinner Rashid Khan, South Africa national cricket team fast bowler Marchant de Lange and big hitting Kiwi Colin Munro.

Experienced England bowler Katherine Brunt is a stalwart of the women’s Trent Rockets team, big overseas names include India national cricket team player Harmanpreet Kaur, South Africa’s Lizelle Lee and Australia’s Alana King.

 Memorable Games For The Trent Rockets

The Trent Rockets won the Men’s Hundred in 2022, in a low scoring thriller at Lords against Manchester Originals. Sam Cook was the star with the ball for Rockets taking 4 for 18 from his 20 deliveries as the Originals struggled to put an imposing total on the board. Australian Ashton Turner added some impetus with 26 from just 13 balls but that was the top score any batter could manage in the match. They limped to 120 for 9 in their allotted 100 balls. Surely with a good start Rockets would be home and hosed they as well struggled to impose any authority on a  tricky pitch. When Mathew Carter was out with 8 balls remaining he was the 8th wicket to fall still with 14 runs to get. Trent Rockets skipper Lewis Gregory was to be the hero, with 11 needed off the final set of five balls he hit Richard Gleeson for six then four to lead the Trent Rockets to glory with two balls, and two wickets remaining. 

The Trent Rockets women’s team’s first ever win in The Hundred came in their third match, at the home of cricket Lords back in 2021 against London Spirit. It was set up by New Zealander Rachel Prest who hit an excellent 76 off just 42 balls, Nat Skiver-Sliver Brunt also chipped in with a quickfire 32 to propel the Rockets to 151 for 4. A solid bowling and fielding display saw the Rockets claim victory by 18 runs as they restricted Spirit to 133 for 7.