Manchester originals appoint local Mancunian Stephen Parry as women’s team head coach for the hundred in 2023


Manchester Originals have appointed former Lancashire and England spinner Stephen Parry as the Head Coach of their women’s team.

A Manchester local, Parry played 249 times for Lancashire and is his county’s all-time leading wicket-taker in men’s T20 cricket.

Since retiring in 2020, Parry has been coaching both with Lancashire’s women team and as an assistant coach to Paul Shaw with the Manchester Originals.

Manchester Originals General Manager Lee Morgan said: “It’s great for Stephen to be given the opportunity and support to step up to be Head Coach after working closely with Paul Shaw for the last two seasons of the Hundred, where he’s shown himself to be creative and flexible with a great cricket brain.

“Paul’s decision to step down is leaving a significant void behind but as a young, hungry and aspiring coach, we see Stephen as an exciting appointment. He is very popular with the group and already understands the wider ambitions of the Originals and what we want to achieve both on and off the field.

The Manchester Originals Board and Management consulted at length about this appointment, but despite Parry’s relative inexperience as a coach they decided to give him the opportunity to start to fulfil his undoubted potential. Other determining factors were establishing continuity in the coaching structure, maintaining strong local links with Manchester and what it stands for, and rewarding someone with real drive and ambition to succeed.

“Everyone involved with the Originals would like to thank Paul Shaw for all his efforts over the last two years in developing the team along with his wider support in all our initiatives. We wish him well in his continuing work with Lancashire cricket.”

Stephen Parry said: “I’m extremely grateful for the role I’ve been given as the new Head Coach for Manchester Originals women’s team. The growth of the women’s game is revolutionary and, being a proud Mancunian myself, it is an honour to be a part of this team.

“I’m very much looking forward to the tournament and all that we can achieve and I’m sure we will have the whole city behind us.”

Outgoing Originals coach Paul Shaw said: “It’s been a great privilege to have worked with such a forward-thinking franchise as the Manchester Originals. I think Stephen Parry is a great appointment and would like to wish him and the team every success in the future. I have no doubt of the impact he will have with the Manchester Originals”.

About The Hundred

The Hundred is cricket’s newest competition that fuses blockbuster entertainment with world-class cricket, inviting everyone to fall in love with the game at its intense and incredible best.

Combining a short, fast format of cricket, with each game lasting less than three hours, and incredible entertainment beyond sport, The Hundred is making cricket more accessible and reaching a broader audience. It’s simple: 100 balls per team, most runs wins, so every ball counts.  


The Hundred features eight teams from seven cities, with men’s and women’s competitions taking place side by side: Welsh Fire (Cardiff), Southern Brave (Southampton), Northern Superchargers (Leeds), London Spirit, Trent Rockets (Nottingham), Oval Invincibles (London), Manchester Originals and Birmingham Phoenix. Each teams features some of the best international and domestic cricketers from around the world, including England Men’s & Women’s World Cup winners.