Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020 - South East Stars vs Western Storm
The opening round match of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020 will be played between South East Stars and Western Storm at Beckenham.
South East Stars have their bowling covered with Tash Farrant in their ranks. The left-arm medium-pace bowler has featured for England in 14 T20Is and has also received her ODI cap. She performed consistently for the Vipers in Kia Super League 2019.
Right-arm off break bowler Megan Belt is a good bowling option in South East Stars squad. Surrey's Amy Gordon presents another option.
The team is a bit weak on the batting front. They will expect runs from Maxine Blythin who scored an impressive unbeaten half-century for Kent towards the end of the last season.
Kent's Phoebe Franklin and Surrey's Grace Gibbs have not impressed hugely with their figures of late but they will have to come to the party if South East Stars aim to post enough runs on the board.
Western Storm will rely on Sophie Luff to churn out the batting ballast. The right-hand batter also bowls some handy right-arm medium pace. Lauren Parfitt is another talented batter in the team.
Fi Morris, known for her right-arm off breaks, also has the potential to score some quick runs.
The same can be said about Alex Griffiths who bats right handed and bowls right-arm medium. Griffiths represented Storm in Kia Super League 2019.
Claire Nicholas though would be the leading bowler for Western Storm. She played the entire season for the team in the Kia Super League 2019, and did so successfully.
Let's have a look at the squads of both teams:
South East Stars - Megan Belt, Maxine Blythin, Chloe Brewer, Alice Capsey, Aylish Cranstone, Tash Farrant, Phoebe Franklin, Grace Gibbs, Amy Gordon, Eva Gray, Danielle Gregory, Hannah Jones, Susie Rowe, Rhianna Southby, Kirstie White
Western Storm - Sophie Luff, Fi Morris, Danielle Gibson, Claire Nicholas, Alex Griffiths, Georgia Hennessy, Nat Wraith, Lauren Filer, Steph Hutchins, Lauren Parfitt, Emily Edgcombe, Niamh Holland, Emma Corney, Abbie Whybrow
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - South East Stars
Who will win? – South East Stars
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Maxine Blythin (South East Stars), Lauren Parfitt (Western Storm)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Tash Farrant (South East Stars), Claire Nicholas (Western Storm)
Most Sixes – Maxine Blythin (South East Stars), Lauren Parfitt (Western Storm)
Player of the Match – Tash Farrant
Team Scores Batting first – South East Stars 240+, Western Storm 225+
Match Handicap South East Stars
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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