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The Hundred 2022: Match Reports and Reactions August 31st - Manchester Originals v Oval Invincibles and Northern Superchargers vs Southern Brave

Northern Superchargers women celebrate
Northern Superchargers women celebrate

Here are all the Results, Match Reports and Reactions for The Men’s and Women’s Hundred 2022 Wednesday August 31st - Manchester Originals v Oval Invincibles and Northern Superchargers vs Southern Brave.

Scorecard - Northern Superchargers vs Southern Brave - Match 23

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By Katya Witney, ECB Hundred Rising Reporter

Southern Brave suffered their first defeat of The Women’s Hundred by 20 runs to Northern Superchargers to leave their hopes of direct qualification to Saturday’s final in jeopardy.

Laura Wolvaardt’s continued run of fine form saw her score 50 off 35 balls as the Superchargers’ posted 145 for six.

Brave could muster only 125 for nine in reply to leave them with an anxious wait to see whether Oval Invincibles cold leapfrog them in their trip to Manchester Originals this afternoon.

The size of victory for the Superchargers was not enough to secure their place in the knockout stages.

Brave lost both openers Danni Wyatt and Smriti Mandhana without scoring inside the first 10 balls of their reply, before Sophia Dunkley’s 38 from 30 balls ended the Superchargers’ slim hopes of qualification despite victory.

Katie Levick and Alice Davidson-Richards took two wickets apiece.

After being put into bat in front of a home crowd, Superchargers were again faced with the

early loss of Alyssa Healy who rocketed a ball otherwise destined for the boundary straight into the hands of Dunkley at cover for 17.

Wolvaardt set the tone for her side once more with the bat, forming a solid partnership with Heather Graham worth 45 off 27 balls. By the time Graham fell for a well-played 26 off 19, Superchargers were 98 for four with 26 balls still to come.

Wolvaardt’s classy innings saw her pass the record for the most runs scored by any woman in the Hundred’s short history, having racked up 286 runs across six innings before she was caught superbly on the boundary by Wyatt.

The previous record holder, Dane van Niekerk, managed 256 from 10 innings last season.

A cameo from Jenny Gunn with 15 from 7 balls after Wolvaardt’s dismissal gave the Superchargers a whiff of qualification, setting the Brave a total of 145 to beat.

The home side’s hopes were boosted by a perfect start in the field, Wyatt falling off the first ball of the innings caught at short leg, and her opening partner the dangerous Mandhana falling just eight balls later.

As the Brave’s batting line-up wobbled under pressure, Dunkley stood firm with wickets falling around her. Tahlia McGrath was bowled by the impressive all-round Graham and Maia Bouchier was out caught to Davidson-Richards for a low score.

By the time Georgia Adams nicked off a tempting delivery from Levick, Dunkley was the only thing standing in between Superchargers and an unlikely qualification.

Her steady innings of 38 off 30 came to an end caught on the boundary by who else but Graham, effectively taking the Brave’s hopes of winning the game with her as she walked back to the dugout.

A good partnership between Amanda-Jade Wellington and Freya Kemp worth 41 off just 18 ended the Superchargers’ hopes of qualification, taking the visitors past the magic number 99 which had they failed to score would have potentially seen the Superchargers through.

The bowlers could not see Brave home with the bat however and they finished on 125 for nine.


Northern Superchargers captain Hollie Armitage said: “It’s a bittersweet win. We knew going out there with the ball that we needed to restrict them to 99 to get our net run-rate up to where it needed to be to finish third. 

“Unfortunately we weren’t able to do that. But I’m really pleased with how the girls went about their business today.

“We went out there and played some really good cricket and have beaten a fantastic side.
“We had no doubt we could defend that score (145-6). We were just more concerned about being able to reach the Finals - as any team would be.

“The way Wolfy (Laura Wolvaardt) went about it was brilliant. She has been superb all tournament to be fair. That’s why she’s leading the way with her runs.”


Southern Brave spinner Amanda-Jade Wellington said: “We didn’t really have the perfect start. We were a little bit sloppy in the field - misfields, extras - but I guess a little kick up the butt is no bad thing. 

“If we end up playing the semi-final, it might give us some momentum going into the final.

“Our batting performance, the loose balls we couldn’t put away. 

“They were just little loose things all around, which we need to tidy up before our next game.

“Every now and again a defeat is not the worst thing. It reminds you that anyone can win on the day and you have to be switched on.

“In fast-paced cricket, the team who is on it the most will win. That was the Superchargers today.”

Scorecard - Northern Superchargers vs Southern Brave - Match 31

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Southern Brave’s disappointing title defence in the men’s Hundred ended with a whimper as they failed to chase 136 in a dead rubber defeat against Northern Superchargers at Headingley.

Both teams, out of finals contention before a ball was bowled here, should have performed better with the bat on a pitch which was tired but not disastrously so.

England’s Harry Brook top-scored with 29 for the Superchargers, who were inserted by the reigning champions and made 135 for eight. Fledgling leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed and seamer James Fuller each finished with two for 20.

In reply, Brave slumped to 34 for four in 26 balls and failed to recover. In posting 119 for nine, they suffered a fifth defeat in eight - this one by 16 runs. 

Ahmed continued his impressive day with 33, but South African left-arm quick Wayne Parnell’s outstanding four for 16 ensured the Superchargers finish with a fourth win added to as many defeats.

After a breezy start, the Superchargers were checked by the varied spin of leg-spinner Ahmed, offie Paul Stirling and left-arm wrist spinner Jake Lintott. The latter two struck once apiece.

Three of their top four all reached 20 and failed to go on.

After the early departure of captain Faf du Plessis to Ahmed, caught by mid-on running around towards mid-off, his opening partner Adam Lyth made 20, David Willey reached 22 and Brook with his aforementioned 29.

But all holed out to catches in the deep as the score fell to 91 for four after 67 balls.

Seamer Sonny Baker had Lyth caught at deep midwicket off a top-edge and Brook caught in the same position pulling before Ahmed struck again when Adam Hose found long-on - 99 for five.

Michael Pepper, David Wiese and Parnell all made it into double figures and threatened late acceleration, though Brave were as clinical with the ball and in the field as they were so often last year and not enough this.

Seamer Fuller removed Wiese and Rashid in the penultimate set of five - again to catches in the deep.

In many ways, this Brave performance was a microcosm of this season’s campaign. Inconsistent.

After being polished with the ball and in the field, they were all over the place with the bat in the early stages of their reply, losing some serious firepower in the first 26 balls.

Quinton de Kock was run out trying to take a suicidal single to short fine-leg before Parnell’s left-arm seam accounted for Stirling and Alex Davies. Left-arm spinner Callum Parkinson then bowled captain James Vince.

From 34 for four, Ahmed and Ross Whiteley steadied with a partnership of 27. 

However, when the latter miscued Adil Rashid’s leg-spin to long-on, leaving the score at 61 for five after 49 balls, it felt a decisive juncture. And so it proved.

Big-hitting Singaporean Tim David drilled Wiese to long-off shortly afterwards.

Freewheeling Ahmed continued his impressive day, and a turnaround was on the cards when he shared 28 in 16 balls with Fuller, both hitting strong shots down the ground.

But when Ahmed miscued Parnell to long-on, leaving the score at 104 for seven after 83 balls, 32 runs were still required.

That target became 26 off 10, and it was all but game over when Parnell yorked Fuller for 25 to leave 22 still needed off six. 

Willey closed things out by bowling Baker, even celebrating with a forward roll!


Northern Superchargers’ match hero Wayne Parnell said: “It seemed like a really nice wicket, but I think during the day it was maybe a little bit stoppy. I felt we were probably 20-30 runs under par. 

“But, if we came out and got a couple of wickets early with our bowling line-up, we could probably restrict them. which we obviously managed to do.

“It’s always nice to perform. I’ve been feeling really good over the last couple of months in terms of my cricket. I’m just trying to keep things really simple. I know it’s that old cliche of keeping things really simple, but I’m just trusting my basics.

“Obviously it’s been a little bit up and down for us (Superchargers), but finishing off with a victory at Headingley is really special.

“The crowd has been great throughout the whole competition, so it’s just nice to send them off with that.”


Southern Brave coach Mahela Jayawardena said: “It was disappointing. I thought we bowled really well, especially on a wicket like this to keep them to that. But we’re quite disappointed in the way the batters batted and the dismissals. 

“No one was there to actually carry it through. 

“It could have been an easy chase if someone had hung around. But it is disappointing. It probably sums up the season we’ve had. We haven’t been consistent with the bat or the ball. 

“There’s a lot of things for us to go back and learn from and then plan for next year.

Scorecard - Manchester Originals vs Oval Invincibles - Match 24

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By Joe Boaden, ECB Hundred Rising Reporter

Oval Invincibles qualified for the Women’s Hundred final in style, racking up the highest score of this year’s competition as they brushed aside the Manchester Originals by 32 runs at Emirates Old Trafford.

The Invincibles’ score of 163 for two was powered by an unbeaten 79 from captain Suzie Bates, and they can now look forward to the showcase match at Lord’s on Saturday against either the Southern Brave or Trent Rockets.

In reply the Originals never got close, with the defeat ending their slim chance of qualification for the latter stages of the competition, despite 64 from Lizelle Lee in what could be her last match for the team.

Seventeen-year-old Sophia Smale and Marizanne Kapp, who enjoyed a good day with bat and ball, were the pick of the bowlers, both finishing with two wickets as the Originals were restricted to 131 for six in a dominant display for the London-based side.

Knowing that a victory would guarantee them top spot and an automatic berth to the final, the Invincibles won the toss and chose to bat first, a decision justified by the fluent start provided by the experienced opening pairing of Bates and Lauren Winfield-Hill.

The pair had raced to 62 in just 43 balls when Winfield-Hill was caught by Erin Burns in the deep of Emma Lamb for 25 but New Zealander Bates was undeterred, bringing up an impressive fifty off 33 balls, before Alice Capsey was bowled by Sophie Ecclestone for 18 trying to keep the runs flowing.

That brought Marizanne Kapp to the crease, returning to the team after missing the last two outings, and she and Bates played powerfully around the ground to elevate their team to an impressive 163 with an unbroken partnership of 67 from just 36 balls.

Bates’ innings of 79 featured nine fours and two sixes, while Kapp’s 36 contained five boundaries, including one maximum.

That total was just short of the overall record team total for The Women’s Hundred – 166 set by the Southern Brave last year – but the Invincibles will take satisfaction from knowing that their victory, coupled with the Brave’s shock defeat to the Northern Superchargers earlier in the day means they will avoid having to play in Friday night’s Eliminator at the Brave’s expense.

The Originals had an academic target to chase the runs down in 72 balls for a spot in the playoffs, which seemed unlikely when Emma Lamb was bowled by Smale without scoring. Bates and Kapp then combined again, as Amy Satterthwaite was caught by the former off the latter’s bowling for just two.

Lee’s lone hand was set against the wickets that tumbled around her. Burns was bowled by Smale for five, Sophie Ecclestone was caught by Capsey off Kapp for one, and Daisy Mullan was run out for nine on her Hundred debut.

Lee reached her fifty off 34 balls before finally perishing for 64 off 41, caught on the boundary off Eva Gray, to a warm ovation from the appreciative home crowd.

Ami Campbell restored some pride in the Originals performance, striking a couple of boundaries in a run a ball 23, but it wasn’t enough to save her side from elimination.


Suzie Bates, Oval Invincibles captain - We probably didn't expect the Southern Brave to slip up and when we got that news, I don't know if it was helpful or not because we wanted to focus on what we had to do. 

Nice to win the toss and bat, which we haven't done all tournament, and set a big total and defend it.

The fact that we get to go straight to Lord's is a boost.

I think for some of us older players it was a big incentive because we were either on the bus tonight to Southampton or staying here and cruising a trip to London tomorrow! Lauren Winfield-Hill will be pleased with her dodgy back!

It was a massive incentive. Any time you can go straight through to a final is great.


Kate Cross - Manchester Originals captain - Disappointing to kind of get close but we knew we were coming into the game needing a certain margin (of victory) which I think puts a lot of pressure on you straight away. I think we probably gave them 30 in the field to be honest so that was probably the difference.

I'm just really pleased for the girls. We really fought all the way through the tournament and we've not had the results we wanted to. I don't think we have been outplayed that much so moving forward as a group it definitely feels like an improvement on last year.

I think it would have taken a lot for us to get through today but we gave it a go and that's all you can ask.


Scorecard - Manchester Originals vs Oval Invincibles - Match 32

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Josh Little's five-wicket haul and a half-century from Wayne Madsen earned Manchester Originals a spot in the men's Hundred eliminator with a six-wicket victory over Oval Invincibles.

Both sides knew victory would see them into a clash with London Spirit on Friday for the right to face Trent Rockets in the final at Lord's.

Little returned the best ever figures in the men's Hundred, taking five for 13 from his 20 balls, while Sam Billings' half-century guided the visitors to a competitive 143 for nine.

Madsen's unbeaten fifty and late heroics from Paul Walter saw Originals home with a ball to spare.

Originals got off to a great start with the ball having lost the toss, taking three wickets inside the powerplay.

The hosts were brilliant in the field and the tone was set by Walter, who took a stunning diving catch in front of Old Trafford's party stand to dismiss Rilee Roussouw for 17.

Little backed that up with a superb set, taking the wickets of Jordan Cox and Will Jacks to leave the Invincibles 23 for three.

Billings and Sam Curran set about rebuilding patiently, taking the score to 64 for three at the halfway mark.

Curran then launched a huge six off Tristan Stubbs as Invincibles looked to push the rate, but fell for 24 to Tom Lammonby in the next over to end the blossoming partnership at 56.

But Billings pushed on undeterred, smashing two sixes off Matt Parkinson's second set and passing his fifty from 30 balls.

With 20 balls remaining, Invincibles were 115 for four but the Originals finished strongly.

Billings fell to a brilliant catch from Tom Hartley to give Little his third before two smart bits of work from wicketkeeper Phil Salt - running out Tom Curran and correctly reviewing an edge off Hilton Cartwright - kept Originals on top.

Little completed his superb five-wicket haul when Matt Milnes was caught for a duck and Gleeson struck in the final set to restrict Invincibles to 143.

Originals flew out of the traps, racing to 34 from just 16 balls before Laurie Evans fell for nine - hitting Peter Hatzoglou straight to midwicket.

They were 43 for one at the end of the powerplay, with Salt well set on 19.

But three balls later the England batter attempted to hit Briggs over the ropes and only found Cox as Invincibles landed a big blow.

Madsen, who was reprieved by a DRS review, and Tristan Stubbs set about rebuilding - with a Stubbs six helping the hosts to 74 for two at halfway, needing another 70.

Stubbs picked out Sam Curran to hand Briggs a second, but Madsen looked in good touch as he brought up a 34-ball half-century to reduce the target to 33 from 20 balls.

Tom Curran's tight set had the Originals' nerves building, before Ashton Turner hit Sam Curran for 14 from his five balls to seize control again.

But Tom Curran went for just two from the penultimate set, with Turner also run out, to leave Originals needing 11 from five balls.

Paul Walter launched a huge blow which looked set to be caught, but will Jacks could only tip the ball over the rope for six.

It proved the key moment as Walter struck the winning runs two balls later.


Wayne Madsen believes Manchester Originals have momentum on their side as they head into their men's Hundred eliminator against London Spirit.

Originals beat Oval Invincibles in a winner-takes-all showdown at Old Trafford on Wednesday to secure their eliminator spot - something which seemed unlikely after losing their first three matches.

But five wins in a row have turned the tide for Originals and Madsen believes they can use that form to their advantage.

"It is pretty important to take momentum into the back end of competitions and we've got that winning habit at the moment," Madsen said.

"It is important that we do not rest on our laurels. We have to park it, we've played well here and move on to the next one on Friday. We'll refocus and look to beat London Spirit.

"After three losses in the first three games to come back and win five in a row and qualify for the eliminator is huge for this group.

"It's a pretty special team that we have got here both on and off the field.

"It is hugely rewarding to be able to get there but the job is not done."

A second-placed finish and a chance to reach the Lord's final is a big improvement on last year, where the Originals managed just two wins in the inaugural season of the competition.

Madsen's half-century and a stunning performance from Josh Little - claiming five for 13 to record the best ever men's Hundred figures - saw Originals into the eliminator at the expense of the Invincibles.

"He was outstanding for us Josh," Madsen added.

"What he has come and done for us as a group, he has fitted in so well and taken important wickets for us in all of the games really and that's massively contributed to us qualifying."

For Invincibles, captain Sam Billings was the standout performer, making 53 to give his side a chance.

Billings admits the side are disappointed to have missed out on the knockout stages at the final hurdle but believes there are plenty of positives for the group to take.

"As players there have obviously been guys that have stood out, but this format really is feast or famine," Billings said.

"There’s no middle ground. I think people have either smashed it or struggled.

"It’s been great, it hasn’t quite gone our way and in the shorter formats you can play 90 percent of the cricket and then small moments can just shift the game away from you.

"Unfortunately as I said we were on the wrong side of it tonight."

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