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Northern Diamonds vs Southern Vipers, Final: Diamonds are the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy Champions

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Northern Diamonds have won by 2 runs in a close fought contest vs Southern Vipers, as they are crowned the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy Champions.

Match Summary

Northern Diamonds 215/9 (50 ov)

Southern Vipers 213/9 (50 ov)

Result - Diamonds won by 2 runs.


Lauren Winfield-Hill and Linsey Smith made it third time lucky for Northern Diamonds as they finally beat Southern Vipers by two runs in a thriller at Lord’s to get their hands on the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.

Diamonds had come up short against Vipers in the two previous finals, but Winfield-Hill hit 65 and Smith 27 in an opening stand of 83 to form the basis of their total of 215-9, Bess Heath later adding 44 while Georgia Adams returned figures of three for 34 and Paige Scholfield two for 36.

Adams then made 70 with the bat, while Maia Bouchier weighed in with a spectacular 48, but the spin wizardry of Smith (two for 24) and three victims behind the stumps for Winfield-Hill saw Vipers come up just short in a breathless finish.

The day also saw Charlie Dean playfully pretend to ‘Mankad’ Smith during the Diamonds innings, evoking thoughts of her runout by that means at the hands of India’s Deepti Sharma in the ODI 24 hours earlier.

Match Stats

Top Tournament Stats -  Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2022

Top Batter (Runs Scored)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken)

Most Sixes

Points Table

Playing XI

Northern Diamonds

Lauren Winfield (WK), Linsey Smith, Hollie Armitage (C), Sterre Kalis, Phoebe Turner, Bess Heath, Leah Dobson, Leigh Kasperek, Lizzie Scott, Emma Marlow, Katie Levick

Southern Vipers:

Ella McCaughan, Maia Bouchier, Georgia Elwiss, Georgia Adams (C), Emily Windsor, Charlie Dean, Paige Scholfield, Tara Norris, Chloe Hill (WK), Charlotte Taylor, Lauren Bell

Match Details

Date:  25th September, 10:30AM

Venue: Lord's, London

Toss: Southern Vipers won the toss & elected to field

Officials: Umpires: Sarah Bartlett (England) Rob White (England)   

Match Referee: Helen Pack (England)

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