Alice Davidson-Richards stole the present for Northern Superchargers girls as they beat Birmingham Phoenix by seven wickets to get their Hundred marketing campaign off to the right begin.
Davidson-Richards took three wickets for simply 11 runs from her 20 balls in addition to taking two catches and claiming a superb run out in a wonderful group show from Superchargers, as they restricted Phoenix to 110-8 off their 100 balls.
Australian Phoebe Litchfield top-scored for the house group with an unbeaten 42 as they eased their option to victory with 22 balls to spare, with Marie Kelly additionally including a precious 24 on the prime of the order.
The guests had obtained off to a flying begin, with New Zealand veteran Sophie Devine hitting England’s Kate Cross for 2 boundaries from her first set of 5 balls.
However Superchargers rapidly pulled issues again, with Cross claiming the wicket of Eve Jones for 10 earlier than England wicketkeeper Amy Jones turned Davidson-Richards’ first sufferer when she holed out to Leah Dobson on the square-leg boundary for 13.
Devine took centre stage all through the Phoenix innings, scoring an entertaining 46 runs off 36 balls earlier than she was beautifully run out by Davidson-Richards’ direct hit from mid-off.
The Phoenix middle-order failed to supply any significant help to Devine, with Erin Burns, Tess Flintoff and Emily Arlott all falling cheaply, with Georgia Wareham’s caught-and-bowled dismissal of Burns a selected spotlight.
The hosts have been sensible within the subject, with Phoenix reliant on late-order runs from Abigail Freeborn and Issy Wong to get them over the 100 mark, with Wong hitting a mighty six into the group at one level earlier than she turned Linsey Smith’s one wicket.
Kelly and Jemimah Rodrigues gave the Superchargers a really perfect begin, placing on a partnership of 23 for the primary wicket, with Rodrigues’ knock of 16 consisting of 4 boundaries earlier than she was trapped in entrance by Wong.
Kelly was bowled reverse sweeping by Katie Levick for twenty-four however Litchfield rapidly took cost of the innings as she steered the Superchargers residence with an unbeaten 42 off 29 balls together with seven fours.
However this was Davidson-Richards’ day and she or he accomplished the win with a towering six off Hannah Baker to finish a wonderful displaying by the Superchargers.
Males’s match deserted
The lads’s match was within the first innings when torrential rain hit the world with Phoenix 84-5 after 62 balls.
With puddles forming on the outfield the umpires have been left with no selection however to name a halt to proceedings after a heavy bathe engulfed Leeds.
It was irritating for the hosts who had obtained themselves into a good place in the course of the play that was doable as they took 5 wickets from Phoenix.
After being despatched into bat, the guests noticed opener Jacob Bethell bowled for a duck by Reece Topley in his opening set of deliveries.
That introduced England star Ben Duckett to the center and he launched himself with a ramped shot for six and he had progressed to 34 not out off 26 balls earlier than the rain got here.
It is the third match to be deserted with out a ball being bowled for moist climate at this yr’s Hundred after Oval Invincibles girls versus London Spirit and Welsh Hearth girls towards Manchester Originals was additionally known as off for a similar causes.
The Hundred continues on Friday with two extra video games.
Southern Courageous girls tackle Welsh Hearth girls at 3pm at Ageas Bowl, earlier than the boys’s sides meet from 6.30pm.
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