MALVERN cricket ace Georgia Hennessy has been announced as one of four domestic signings for The Hundred women's cricket side Welsh Fire.

The University of Worcester student was named alongside Claire Nicholas, Alex Griffiths and Sophie Luff for the Cardiff-based team who will compete with seven sides in this summer's inaugural tournament.

The new 100-ball format sees eight cities across England and Wales go for the crown live on both Sky Sports and the BBC.

Hennessy, 23 and a former The Chase School pupil, has been capped for England under 19s as well as featuring for the title-winning Western Storm side in the women's Kia Super League.

She enjoyed time playing cricket in Australia before university and will be involved with Malvern-based Birmingham League side Barnards Green when available this season.

The all-rounder, who played for Devon in county cricket last year with a top score of 78 not out, is a pace bowler.

She became the first female cricketer to hit a century in the Birmingham League in 2013 aged 16, blasting 114 not out for Green's seconds.

The Hundred tournament will last five weeks and be contested every summer.

Welsh Fire begin their campaign on July 25 at Trent Bridge against Trent Rockets.

The men’s competition gets under way a week earlier on July 17.