Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2022: All Matches Sunday September 11th - Latest News, Scores and Match Reports
Here are all the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2022 Matches for Sunday September 11th with all the Latest News, Scores and Match Reports
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Sunday, September 11th 2022
Scorecard - Western Storm vs Northern Diamonds
Hollie Armitage registered her first professional hundred as Northern Diamonds beat Western Storm by 104 runs to secure their place in the knockout stages of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy on a record-breaking day at the Cooper Associates Ground in Taunton.
Diamonds won the toss, elected to bat first and ran up a mammoth competition-best total of 334-6, eclipsing the previous record score of 224-7 achieved by South East Stars against Sunrisers at Chelmsford in May 2021.
Armitage top-scored with a superb run-a-ball 131 not out, accruing 10 fours and a six and sharing in stands of 125 and 132 with Lauren Winfield-Hill and Bess Heath for the second and fifth wickets respectively as the visitors took full advantage of a flat deck to claim a bonus point win. England international Winfield-Hill contributed a fluent 74 from 77 balls, while Heath struck an eye-catching 70 from just 46 balls as Diamonds surpassed their previous highest 50-over score of 294, made against Thunder at Chester-le-Street in September last year.
It was a chastening experience for Storm's bowlers, only off spinner Chloe Skelton, who claimed 2-39 from 10 overs, emerging with any real credit on a day when bat dominated ball.
Danni Gibson restored a modicum of lost pride in a defiant innings of 76 and Sophia Smale posted a gritty 59, but Katie Levick claimed 4-41 and Linsey Smith and the ubiquitous Armitage took two wickets apiece as Storm were dismissed for 230 in 45.4 overs.
There was no sign of the onslaught to come when Smith clipped Claire Nicholas meekly to short third man and departed for a duck in the second over. But Winfield-Hill and Armitage quickly set about putting the record straight, their partnership yielding 50 from 48 balls as Diamonds posted 56 during the opening 10-over powerplay. Scoring freely either side of the wicket, Winfield-Hill raised 50 from 56 balls, pulled Lauren Filer for four to bring up the hundred partnership and looked set to realise three figures when she inadvertently holed out to long-on off the bowling of Skelton in the 23rd over, having helped herself to 9 fours.
Hitherto cast in the role of chief support, Armitage went to 50 via 69 balls, while Sterre Kalis and Leah Dobson came and went in quick succession at the other end as Storm worked hard to restrict the scoring and maintain a foothold in the game.
But that all changed with the advent of Heath with the score at 169-4 in the 33rd over. Going on the attack from the outset, the 21-year-old from Chesterfield combined finesse with raw power to help almost double the score during a blistering 14-over sojourn which left Storm on their knees. Heath and Armitage added 50 from 31 balls as the home side came under sustained pressure, Skelton the only bowler to avoid a mauling.
Once again playing second fiddle to a faster-scoring partner, Armitage went to a maiden hundred for Diamonds from 110 balls, while the century partnership occupied 66 deliveries, Heath finding the boundary with impressive regularity as Diamonds surpassed their previous highest score in the 50-over competition.
Driving and pulling with murderous intent, Heath had a century firmly in her sights when she drilled the ball straight to Nicholas at short fine leg in pursuit of a ninth boundary, permitting Lauren Filer a much-needed success. Thereafter, Armitage and Lizzie Scott combined forces at the death to usher Diamonds to a record-breaking total.
Required to hit the ground running if they were to have any chance of discomfiting their opponents, Storm instead lost Alice Griffiths and talismanic captain Sophie Luff inside nine overs as the powerplay failed to ignite. When Fran Wilson drove Smith to cover in the twelfth over, the home side were 37-3 and in danger of running up the white flag.
Levick then struck twice in as many overs with her leg breaks to remove Nat Wraith for 19 and Emma Corney for 29, the latter at least making a decent fist of opening the batting for the first time at Taunton. But there was no way back from 80-5 and, an entertaining interlude in which Gibson and Smale added 106 for the sixth wicket apart, Yorkshire grit continued to hold sway.
Gibson matched fire with fire and provided the home crowd with something to cheer in a knock that was illuminated by 9 fours and a six until, having garnered 76 from 59 balls, she hit Armitage to cover. Smale's brave rearguard action yielded a 59-ball 50, but it proved no more than a silver lining.
Scorecard - Southern Vipers vs Thunder
Southern Vipers 204/6 beat Thunder 203 by six wickets
Emily Windsor backed up her Hundred final heroics to guide Southern Vipers to a fifth straight Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy victory and guarantee a spot in the Playoff.
Batter Windsor scored the winning runs at Lord’s last Saturday to give Oval Invincibles back-to-back titles, at the Ageas Bowl against Thunder she carefully amassed 59 to set up a six-wicket victory.
Thunder had set 203 mainly due to Emma Lamb and Ellie Threlkeld’s half-centuries after Tara Norris had ripped the top order apart with three quick wickets.
Vipers stuttered themselves when they slumped to 29 for three but an 89-run stand for the sixth wicket between Windsor and Chloe Hill took the hosts towards the win with three overs to spare.
Having been asked to bowl, Norris ripped through the Thunder top order in the first seven overs to dump the visitors to 23 for three.
Seren Smale suffered a golden duck when she was bowled between bat and pad, Laura Marshall was lbw trying to work to leg and former West Indies international Deandra Dottin was caught behind on the cut.
Norris’ first five-over spell of three for 15 was all the more important with Vipers missing fast bowlers Freya Kemp and Lauren Bell to England and Anya Shrubsole to injury. Georgia Elwiss damaging her back during her three overs didn’t help matters.
Lamb and Threlkeld, who both took their Trophy tally over 200 runs, recovered the situation with a hard-working 119-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Over half of Lamb’s 63 runs came in singles, although broke the mould by lobbing a six down the ground, as she played the role of glue while Threlkeld was able to pepper the leg-side boundary.
They both brought up their fifties in quick succession – Lamb first in 70 balls for her third half-century of the tournament, and Threlkeld in 55 deliveries.
Their partnership was the only one of note, as the next highest scorer was Daisy Mullen with 13.
Paige Scholfield ended it by finding Lamb tossing to mid-on before trapping Shachi Pai next ball. There was to be no hat trick but Vipers were back in control and would polish off the innings with nine balls to spare.
Lauren Heap was stumped, Threlkeld picked out long-on, Mullan was run out after good work from Alice Monaghan, Laura Jackson was caught and bowled by Charlie Dean and Phoebe Graham skewed to point.
Vipers had found themselves 38 for five in their previous match here, against Sunrisers, before recovering to victory, so 29 for three was an improvement.
Ella McCaughan drove to point with a lack of footwork her downfall, Elwiss skied an attempted pull shot behind and Dean, promoted to open, was bowled by the accurate Jackson.
Georgia Adams had pointed her side in the right direction with 20, during a 42-run stand with Scholfield, before holing out to deep midwicket before Scholfield was lbw to Pai soon after to leave Vipers 100 for five just over the halfway point.
But Windsor, who also scored the winning runs in last year’s Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final, kept her calm and reached 60-ball fifty, with an advance to dispatch down the ground her most eye-catching moment.
Hill, who had saved Vipers against Sunrisers, accompanied her well with an unbeaten 43. Despite Windsor falling with 15 runs still to get, Norris’ 12 not out eased any nerves.
Scorecard - South East Stars vs Central Sparks
The South East Stars have thrashed the Central Sparks by 59 runs in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy at Beckenham, limiting them to 159 for nine from 50 overs.
Chloe Brewer and Alice Davidson-Richards were the top scorers with 57 and 50 as the Stars posted 254 for nine.
Liz Russell took three for 44, but it was a total the visitors never looked like getting anywhere near after they lost their top six for 43 runs, despite a late stand between Georgia Davis and Grace Potts who made 52 not out and 30 respectively.
Eva Gray had the Stars’ best bowling figures with 3-28.
The Sparks won the toss and chose to field on a damp Beckenham wicket, but they were frustrated until the 16th over, when Russell struck twice.
Jemima Spence was caught behind for 26, before Kira Chathli was out lbw to the third ball she faced.
Brewer passed 50 when she nudged Hannah Baker to mid off for a single, but she was subsequently stumped by Abbey Freeborn after being lured down the wicket by Davis.
Phoebe Franklin made 37 before she was caught at backward point by Milly Home, trying to cut Emily Arlott and Kirstie White was caught behind for two off Baker, with Freeborn standing up to the stumps.
Davis claimed her second wicket when Rhianna Southby chipped her to Russell at mid off for nine and Davidson-Richards’ hopes of batting through the death overs ended when she was caught by Russell off Grace Potts.
Alexa Stonehouse holed out to Potts and was caught by Ami Campbell for six, before Arlott was then taken out of the attack after bowling a second full toss over waist height. Russell had Eva Gray caught at backward square by Baker for five, but Ryana MacDonald-Gay batted through to 50 overs to finish on 37 not out, alongside Danielle Gregory, who was unbeaten on six.
Franklin struck first in the chase, bowling Gabby Basketeer off an inside edge for 14, then pinging out Davina Perrin’s off stump for two.
Gray then took two wickets in as many overs, getting Campbell to drive to midwicket, where she was caught by Franklin for six, before Sparks captain Eve Jones played at a leg side delivery and was caught behind. She was denied a third when Stonehouse put down a top edge from Arlott two balls later, but it was a fleeting stay of execution as Arlott’s middle stump was bowled by MacDonald-Gay at the start of the next over.
Gray then bowled Home in equally emphatic fashion, sending her middle stump flying for one to reduce the Sparks to 54 for six, but Freeborn lingered for 19 and was unlucky to be given lbw to Davidson-Richards.
Davis and Potts then put on 66 for the eighth wicket, but the rate rose from around six at the start of their partnership to over ten by the time the latter swiped Davidson-Richards to Gray. Russell then joined Davis and made an entertaining 23 before she hit Stonehouse to MacDonald-Gay at cover point.
That left Davis with the impossible task of hitting 67 from the final over, though she at least managed to get her half-century with two off MacDonald-Gay and then survived when the next delivery hit her stumps without dislodging the bails.
Scorecard - Sunrisers vs Loughborough Lightning
Lightning (230-9) beat Sunrisers (160) by 70 runs
Captain Kathryn Bryce rescued Lightning with her second century of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy as they fought back to overcome winless Sunrisers by 70 runs at Chelmsford.
Bryce’s shrewd knock of 104 from 109 balls underpinned the visitors’ recovery from 129 for six to post 230 for nine – and that proved to be a winning total.
Sunrisers looked set to register a long-awaited maiden victory in the 50-over format after teenage opening pair Grace Scrivens and debutant Jodi Grewcock shared a partnership of 97 in reply.
But the dismissals of both batters in quick succession sparked a comprehensive collapse, with spinner Kirstie Gordon taking four for 31 as Lightning rolled their opponents for 160.
Put in to bat, Lightning looked comfortable at the outset, with Marie Kelly lifting Villiers over the top for a maximum in only the second over as she and Tammy Beaumont added a brisk 42.
But a brilliant piece of fielding by Gaya Gole broke the partnership as she chased a shot to mid-on and hurled the ball in on the turn for a direct hit that left Beaumont short at the non-striker’s end.
Sarah Bryce soon followed, bowled attempting an ugly heave at Kate Coppack, but her elder sister started well, cutting Sonali Patel for two fours and taking on the lead role in a third-wicket stand of 55 with Kelly.
Spin duo Scrivens (one for 26) and Jo Gardner (three for 45) applied the brakes during the middle overs, bowling unchanged in tandem as four Lightning wickets tumbled for just 19.
However, they were unable to dislodge the skipper, who batted prudently and advanced to her century, finding a staunch ally in Sophie Munro (34 from 41) as the pair added 74 at a run a ball.
Although both Munro and Bryce holed out late on, they had done enough to haul Lightning to a competitive total and a tight opening spell by Grace Ballinger put pressure on Sunrisers’ youthful openers when they launched their chase.
Despite a good deal of playing and missing at Ballinger – plus a thick edge from Scrivens that evaded Georgie Boyce at slip – she and Grewcock saw off the left-arm seamer and gradually settled into their rhythm.
Scrivens (54 from 65) completed her third half-century of the tournament – yet the top order disintegrated dramatically in the space of 12 deliveries, with four wickets falling for the addition of just one run, a wide.
Grewcock (35 from 64) spooned Bryce tamely to midwicket before Gordon had Scrivens caught at mid-off, Mady Villiers offered the spinner an easy return catch and Kelly came on to bowl stand-in captain Naomi Dattani for a duck.
Jess Olorenshaw made a valiant attempt to wrest back the initiative with an innings of 21 before she was yorked by Munro, but it was nowhere near enough to stem the tide and Lightning closed out the win with a full nine overs to spare.
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