Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2021 - Northern Diamonds vs Central Sparks
The first round match of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2021 between Northern Diamonds and Central Sparks will be played at Headingley on May 29th, 2021.
Northern Diamonds will be coached by Danielle Hazell and led by Hollie Armitage this year. The team finished as Runners-up in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020.
Sterre Kalis (197, 39.4) was the top run scorer for Northern Diamonds in 2020 while Beth Langston (12, 19.41) picked up the most wickets in the last edition of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.
Hollie Armitage is the player to watch out for Northern Diamonds. The contracted all-rounder wintered in Tasmania and scored 101 in the final as Clarence women won 50-over silverware. The leg-spinner followed that with early season runs and wickets for Yorkshire.
Central Sparks will be coached by Lloyd Tennant and led by Evelyn Jones this year. The team finished Second (North Group) in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020.
Eve Jones (334 runs, 55.7 average) was the top run scorer for Central Sparks in 2020 while Anisha Patel (8 wickets, 25.2 average), Clare Boycott (8, 20.0) picked up the most wickets in the last edition of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.
Marie Kelly is the player to watch out for Central Sparks. One of the most reliable batters in the country, Kelly was Sparks’ second highest run scorer last season and has earned a reputation for her consistency - so, check out the best cricket betting sites to get the best odds on her top scoring.
Let's have a look at the squads:
Central Sparks - Eve Jones (c), Emily Arlott, Hannah Baker, Clare Boycott, Thea Brookes, Steph Butler, Gwen Davies, Poppy Davies, Georgia Davis, Ria Fackrell, Sarah Glenn, Chloe Hill, Milly Home, Amy Jones, Marie Kelly, Anisha Patel, Grace Potts, Liz Russell, Issy Wong
Northern Diamonds - Hollie Armitage (c), Katherine Brunt, Ami Campbell, Leah Dobson, Helen Fenby, Phoebe Graham, Jenny Gunn, Bess Heath, Rachel Hopkins, Sterre Kalis, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Alex MacDonald, Nat Sciver, Rachel Slater, Linsey Smith, Ella Telford, Lauren Winfield-Hill
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Northern Diamonds
Who will win? – Northern Diamonds
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Sterre Kalis (Northern Diamonds), Eve Jones (Central Sparks)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Beth Langston (Northern Diamonds), Anisha Patel (Central Sparks)
Most Sixes – Hollie Armitage (Northern Diamonds), Eve Jones (Central Sparks)
Player of the Match – Hollie Armitage
Team Scores Batting first – Northern Diamonds 230+, Central Sparks 210+
Match Handicap Northern Diamonds
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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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