How's that: Leeds Rhinos duo try out with Northern Superchargers

Players from Leeds Rhinos’ women’s side exchanged tackle shields for cricket pads when they swapped sports with members of the Headingley-based Northern Superchargers.

Superchargers’ women’s captain Hollie Armitage and teammate Bess Heath showed Rhinos Keara Bennett and Ella Johnson how to bat and bowl, as well as comparing fitness drills.

The cricketers are preparing for their first match in The Hundred, away to Oval Invincibles on Thursday, August 11.

Rhinos, who are top of Betfred Women’s Super League, take on defending champions St Helens at Headingley on Sunday in a curtain-raiser to the men’s clash with Salford Red Devils.

Rhinos' Ella Johnson gets some tips from Northern Superchargers' Bess Heath.

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Rhinos’ women have cricket connections.

Their Australian-born captain Courtney Winfield-Hill played as a pace bowler for Courtney Winfield-Hill Queensland Fire and Brisbane Heat before moving to England and switching sports to rugby league.

Armitage said: “It has been so fun to team up with such a brilliant local team and learn more about how they prepare for games and show them how we train for The Hundred.

Hollie Armitage, Ella Johnson, Bess Heath and Keara Bennett swap sports.

“We hope to see lots of local fans coming down to show their support by watching us play in the flesh in this year’s tournament.

“It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Northern Superchargers’ men’s side begin their home campaign in The Hundred when they take on Trent Rockets at Headingley next Tuesday, August 9.

Double header days, including men’s and women’s fixtures, are set for Sunday, August 14 against London Spirit, Sunday, August 21 versus Manchester Originals and Wednesday, August 31 against Southern Brave.

Rhinos' Ella Johnson has a go at batting as Bess Heath, of Northern Superchargers, keeps wicket.