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Southern Brave star Lauren Bell has warned team-mates not to get complacent despite unbeaten start in The Hundred




Lauren Bell has outlined the importance it is for herself and her Southern Brave team-mates not to get complacent as The Hundred reaches its halfway stage.

Southern Brave, who are coached by former England captain Charlotte Edwards, have won all four of their games so far.

In their most recent fixture, Brave beat London Spirit by seven wickets at Lord’s on Sunday and Bell took one wicket herself.

Lauren Bell has started The Hundred in style Pic: Dave Vokes
Lauren Bell has started The Hundred in style Pic: Dave Vokes

“It has been a great start, it is so exciting that the competition has been amazing so far and everyone has stepped up to the plate really.

“We know we have a strong team, but we don’t want to get complacent because we want to keep pushing so we can get a place in the finals.

“We are very aware that even though we have won four games, it has not guaranteed us anything and we’re taking each game as it comes.

“We want to win every game and everyone wants to beat us because we are the unbeaten team.”

The 20-year-old has been one of the tournament’s standout players, taking five wickets from just four games and she has praised her teammates for the continued support.

“I am definitely happy with how I have started and I have great backing from Anya and Lottie [Charlotte Edwards].

“I know they have trust in me and that is great as a bowler knowing your captain and manager have faith in you.

“I am happier that the team are winning because lots of people are putting in great performances and it’s one of the best things with our team because we don’t really on just one or two people.”

Bell, who played in the 1st XI at Bradfield College and Hungerford Cricket Club, has been overwhelmed with the support that herself and the team have received in their first few games.

“It has been amazing, the crowds have been amazing and in some of our games my adrenaline has never been so high.

“We played at Lords recently and during our game there was 15,000 people and the support is fantastic, I have never experienced anything like it.”

Bell and her Southern Brave team return to action on Thursday (today) as they face Manchester Originals at Emirates Old Trafford.



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