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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2021: All the Match Scores, Reports and Scorecards June 5th 2021 – RHF Trophy 2021

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ADR and Dunkley bring up the 50 partnership in in 59 balls
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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2021: All the Match Scores, Reports and Scorecards June 5th  2021 – RHF Trophy 2021

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Sunrisers v Northern Diamonds 

 Match Summary

Sunrisers 53/10 (29.1 ov)

Northern Diamonds 54/1 (7.4 ov)

Northern Diamonds won by 9 wickets


Northern Diamonds sparkled in warm sunshine at Fenner’s in this Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy clash, demolishing Sunrisers for a meagre 53 and then making short work of the run-chase.

In the picturesque university setting, England opening bowler Katherine Brunt was at her destructive best. She took three wickets for just 11 runs and combined with Beth Langston to skittle the Sunrisers top order and leave them reeling at 16 for five.

Skipper Amara Carr offered some resistance, sticking around to make 17, but former England all-rounder Jenny Gunn ran through the lower order, picking up Fran Wilson with her first delivery and claiming three wickets for just three runs.

Diamonds captain Hollie Armitage was keen to get the match finished quickly and she and Nat Sciver hit two boundaries apiece to bring up the total inside eight overs and inflict a nine-wicket defeat on Sunrisers, their third consecutive loss of the tournament.

The tone for Sunrisers’ innings was set early on when Alice McLeod and Grace Scrivens fell in consecutive deliveries to Brunt and Langston. The pair built the pressure further by bowling a tight line and making it difficult to score.

Brunt bowled Cordelia Griffith and Mady Villiers in consecutive overs, while in between, Langston nipped in to knock over Naomi Dattani’s stumps.

The carnage continued when Gunn came into the attack in the fourteenth over and Wilson skied her first ball to mid-off. In Gunn’s next over she bowled Gardner with one that kept low before Kelly Castle found herself castled when she left one that nipped back.

Carr’s resistance ended when she charged down the wicket to Linsey Smith and was stumped. Gaya Gole hit a few lusty blows, punching Brunt through the covers for four to take Sunrisers past 50.  Leg-spinner Katie Levick ended the fun and the innings by bowling Gole with one that spun back, the sixth Sunrisers batter to have their stumps rearranged.

Diamonds were gifted six runs in wides bowled by Naomi Dattani in the opening over of their runchase. In her next over Armitage and Lauren Winfield-Hill went on the offensive, taking 16 from it including three boundaries.

Kate Coppack claimed a wicket on debut, enticing Winfield-Hill to edge one behind. It was Diamonds’ only setback though as they cruised to their target and made an early start back up the motorway.


Regional Director of Women’s Cricket for London and the East Danni Warren said: “It's always difficult when you come up against a quality bowling attack. They bowled well at the beginning on a wicket that gave them some assistance. We rebuilt well in periods, but until you put partnerships together it's very hard to put a score on the board that does that. But the girls fought all the way to the end and I credit them for that because it's a difficult day to be a player.”

 Northern Diamonds captain Hollie Armitage said: “It was an outstanding performance. The bowlers really set the tone. The pitch maybe helped a little bit, but the bowlers just bowled in really consistent areas. The scorecard shows six bowled, so just keeping the stumps in play and they set us off to a really good start.

“The key thing you're looking at as a bowling unit is to try and get early wickets. And we just kept going with the wickets, which is fantastic. So, all in all it was an unbelievable bowling performance from us.

“[On Jenny Gunn] Jen's fantastic to lean upon, so much experience and just bowls stump to stump. This wicket probably really suited her, but all the bowlers were absolutely fantastic today.”


Southern Vipers vs Central Sparks

Match Summary

Southern Vipers 104/10 (27.5 ov)
Central Sparks 224/10 (49.2 ov)

Central Sparks won by 120 runs.


Emily Arlott took four wickets in an over including a hat-trick as Central Sparks thrashed defending champions Southern Vipers by 120 runs at Hove to maintain their 100 per cent record in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.

The 23-year-old Worcestershire seamer trapped Maia Bouchier (1) on the crease with the first ball of her fourth over before claiming her hat-trick with the fourth, fifth and sixth deliveries. Georgia Elwiss (0) was also leg before, Charlie Dean superbly caught by the diving Amy Jones behind the stumps and Ella McCaughan bowled through the gate as she finished with five for 29.

Arlott, watched by England head coach Lisa Keightley, could have had a sixth wicket had Gwen Davies not dropped Danni Wyatt when she was on four. The England international went on to make 61, her third successive half-century, but Vipers were dismissed for 104 in 27.5 overs and suffered their first defeat of the season.

It was a bad day for the hosts who dropped four catches and donated 34 extras including 29 wides. Sarah Glenn scored 11 off one ball from Tara Norris, hitting a no ball for four and the subsequent free hit for six in her 40 off 37 balls, which helped Sparks to a total of 224 from 49.2 overs.

Vipers seemed to have control in the 18th over when Amy Jones, who had scored 114 and 163 not out in her previous two games, lost her off stump to Dean’s off break for five and Sparks were 57 for 3, but skipper Eve Jones and Gwen Davies put on 71 in 16 overs with Jones hitting eight fours before she was run out for 55 by McCaughan’s direct hit from backward point.

Davies was sixth out for 45 but Sparks scored 67 off the last ten overs thanks to some clean hitting by Glenn. On a slow pitch, off-spinner Charlotte Taylor took 3 for 22 from her ten overs while Dean had 3 for 37.

Vipers would have fancied their chances of chasing 225 but Wong and Arlott offered control and got the bounce and carry which had eluded Vipers’ seam attack. Wyatt hit eight fours and doubled the score in an eighth wicket stand of 52 with Carla Rudd (10) before Arlott returned in the 26th over to have Rudd leg before and Wong finished things off with two wickets, including Wyatt who was bowled through the gate.

South East Stars vs Western Storm

Match Summary

South East Stars 249/4 (43.1 ov)
Western Storm 245/8 (50 ov)
South East Stars won by 6 wickets


Alice Davidson-Richards’ highest ever list A score helped South East Stars trounce Western Storm by six wickets at the Kia Oval.

The Kent-born opener plundered 92 with a six and nine fours as the hosts made light work of chasing down a victory target of 246.

Davidson-Richards shared a second wicket stand of 154 with fellow England hopeful Sophia Dunkley, who also fell for 92 shortly before victory was secured with 41 balls to spare.

Earlier, England skipper Heather Knight top scored for Storm with 73, skipper Sophie Luff making 55 in their 245-8, Tash Farrant claiming four for 58.

Fi Morris’ promotion to opener backfired when Farrant nipped one between bat and pad to pluck out her off-stump.

Knight survived a scare when inside edging another Farrant delivery over the stumps, but that aside looked in imperious form. A gorgeous on-drive off Freya Davies and two delicate late cuts stood out as she moved to 50 from 63 balls with nine fours.

Luff provided excellent support in a stand of 91, playing two glorious inside-out off drives for four through extra cover.

At 124 for one Storm looked in command, but Davies returned to trap Knight lbw. Luff completed her half century in 80 balls before being castled by Dani Gregory, and despite a belligerent 27, including two sixes from Anya Shrubsole, Storm’s total looked a little light.

Smith began the chase with a flurry of boundaries only to tickle a wide one from Lauren Filer straight to leg-slip.

Davidson Richards was given a life on 17 when wicketkeeper Natasha Wraith failed to cling on to a catch down the leg side off Shrubsole. It proved a costly miss as the right-hander, helped by six fours raced to 50 in 62 balls.

Sophia Dunkley kept pace from the other end, her backfoot drive through extra cover arguably the shot of the day as the 100 partnership was raised in 122 balls.

Dunkley’s own 50 came in 63 balls before Davidson-Richards thumped a Knight delivery for six over cow corner and then brought up the 150 partnership with a sumptuous cover boundary.

Sadly, there would be no century as she edged behind off Nicole Harvey with 60 needed. Harvey also claimed Alice Capsey cheaply and Georgia Hennessey bowled Dunkley with the scores level, before Stars coasted home.


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