Alex Hartley is a 32-cap international cricketer and a member of England's 2017 Cricket World Cup-winning squad.
The spinner, originally from Blackburn, joined the Lancashire academy system in 2008 and worked her way through the ranks before representing Lancashire, Middlesex, Surrey Stars and Lancashire Thunder at senior level.
Appointed captain of the newly-formed Thunder ahead of the 2020 season, she was the club's leading wicket-taker with 11 dismissals and an economy of 3.14 in six appearances.
She took a further 10 wickets in the competition in 2021 and two wickets in the Charlotte Edwards Cup before standing down as captain ahead of the 2022 season.
Hartley represented Manchester Original in the inaugural edition of The Hundred but moved to Welsh Fire in February 2022.
Off the field, she co-hosts the No Balls podcast with teammate Kate Cross and works as a commentator across the BBC.
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