Northamptonshire Women cricketers Jodi Grewcock and Florence Miller have signed their first professional deals with regional women’s team the Sunrisers.

Both players have featured regularly for the Sunrisers Academy side, having risen through the pathway at Northamptonshire from an early age. They link up with fellow Northamptonshire cricketer Jo Gardner who also forms a key part of the Sunrisers squad.

Together the pair join Josie Groves in signing professional deals recently, with the leg-spinner joining Nottinghamshire based regional team The Blaze after also making her England U19 debut at the T20 World Cup.

Florence Miller made her Senior debut in August 2021, and has featured in nine Sunrisers matches in her career so far. She was an ever-present in the 2022 Charlotte Edwards Cup campaign.

“Being offered my first professional contract is so exciting, and I can’t wait to get going this season.” Miller said.

“It’s also great to start my career with Jodi alongside me, since we’ve been playing together at Northamptonshire for years now, so to begin this journey together is special.”

Cricket runs through the Miller family with Florence’s brother Gus Miller signing a professional contract with Northamptonshire in 2021 and making his First Team debut in the Royal London Cup in 2022.

Grewcock made her senior debut at the end of last season’s Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, scoring 35 at the top of the order while also providing a reliable option with the ball, bowling leg-spin.

“I’m buzzing!”

“As a young, ambitious player, I’m so excited to be given this opportunity. I really enjoy the coaching-playing group here and I’m eager to progress and contribute to Sunrisers success.” Grewcock said.

Northamptonshire Women Captain Trish Hankins was proud of the pair who she’s coached and played alongside for a number of years.

“When I first coached Jodi at 8 years old in Northamptonshire’s under 11’s I saw something special and when Flo joined in the under 13’s she made an immediate impact.” Hankins said.

“It’s been amazing to see the girls develop over the years and thanks to their hard work and dedication that’s now paying off.

“It’s been such an honour to lead them out in the women’s 1st XI, we are all so proud of them”

Sunrisers Head Coach Andy Tennant said: We are delighted to add these two high potential young home-grown athletes to our full-time professional staff.

“Both Flo and Jodi have shown great potential with the bat, and it will be exciting to see how far their games can develop within a full-time professional programme.