Kate Cross was roped in by Northern Superchargers in Thursday’s The Hundred draft.
“I didn’t look at the money at all. I wasn’t bothered about that. But I knew I wasn’t playing for Manchester, and I’d been picked up by their rivals, the Superchargers, who are based in Yorkshire. For a Lancashire girl, it’s quite a big move. It’s just such a big thing to get my head around, the fact that I won’t be playing in the environment that I’ve grown up playing in. For a long time, all my cricket has been in one environment, one club, one place.”
“And then I’m just over the Pennines! It’s going to be weird playing against Manchester; it’s going to be so weird not playing for Manchester,” Cross said on No Balls, her BBC podcast along with Alex Hartley.
It’s so strange to find out information at the same time as everyone else: Cross
“It’s so strange to find out information at the same time as everyone else. Whenever we normally get this information, we find out two weeks before it goes out to the public: selections, all that kind of stuff. It comes out in public and you’ve dealt with it, you’ve processed it, whereas we found out when everyone else found out, which is the thing I’m struggling with the most.”
“To watch yourself literally get sold live on TV, and for a price that someone values you at… I can’t even describe that feeling,” the cricketer added.