Yorkshire Diamonds won the toss and decided to bowl at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton against their hosts Southern Vipers today.
Southern Vipers 159 - 7 (Tammy Beaumont 64; Katie Levick 3-35)
Yorkshire Diamonds 143 (Thea Brookes 45; Suzie Bates 4-26)
Result – Southern Vipers beat Yorkshire Diamonds by 16 runs
CLOSE: @SuzieWBates (4-26) collects three more wickets in the final over to give the Vipers a 1??6?? run victory!— Southern Vipers (@VipersKSL) August 8, 2018
Kerr (2-22) also boasted impressive figures but most importantly the Vipers jump-start their season with this victory! ??
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Southern Vipers scored 159-7 off their allotted 20 overs with Tammy Beaumont top scoring with 64. Katie Levick 3-35 was the pick of the Yorkshire Diamonds bowlers.
In reply, Yorkshire Diamonds fell 21 runs short after some tight bowling from the Southern Vipers bowlers Amelia Kerr, Suzie Bates and Lauren Bell in particular.
Great to see so many fans in and enjoying this afternoon's @VipersKSL v @YorksDiamonds match, the first instalment of today's double header! ??— Hampshire Cricket (@hantscricket) August 8, 2018
It's a beautiful afternoon here at @TheAgeasBowl! ?? pic.twitter.com/9oleRgz1K3
Southern Vipers - Suzie Bates(c), Tammy Beaumont, Amelia Kerr, Mignon du Preez, Sara McGlashan, Maia Bouchier, Paige Scholfield, Charlie Dean, Fi Morris, Carla Rudd(wk), Lauren Bell
Yorkshire Diamonds - Chamari Atapattu, Beth Mooney(wk),Katherine Brunt(c), Bess Heath, Thea Brookes, Delissa Kimmince, Alice Davidson-Richards, Beth Langston, Gwen Davies, Katie Levick, Helen Fenby
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