Source: Julian Thompson

5-fer For Thunder’s Hannah Jones

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‘SE Stars Women’ vs ‘Thunder -W’ at Beckenham on 18 September (Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy – round 7)

Weather was mild for mid-September (20C) As neither team could progress beyond the group stage, the match was a dead rubber and a chance to try out new players assigned to England’s winter training academy. ‘Stars’ were skippered by Alice Davidson-Richards in the absence of Tash Farrant and Bryony Smith. ‘Thunder’ were skippered by Alex Hartley.

‘Thunder’ made 36/1 from their power-play (10ov.) 64/2 after 100 balls and 90/4 by mid-way. Alice Capsey made the scorecard 4 times: catching Natalie Brown (14) (off Danielle Gregory); dismissing Liberty Heap (19) (caught by Kalea Moore); trapping Laura Marshall (1) ‘leg before’. Also ’running-out’ Hannah Jones (9). Alice Davidson-Richards bowled only 2 overs. ‘Thunder’s’ innings closed prematurely when Alex Hartley (5) was ‘run out.’

Faced by Laura Jackson paired with Alice Dyson, ‘Stars’ lost 2 wickets during the power-play (38/2 vs 36/1.)

*Chloe Brewer (17) was clean-bowled by Laura Jackson and skipper Alice Davidson-Richards (1) lobbed a ‘sitter’, caught by Laura Marshall from Alice Dyson’s bowling.

*Alice Capsey (9) found Alex Hartley (2/17) unplayable and was caught from Hartley’s 3rd ball by newbie Liberty Heap. Hartley also bowled a ‘dot ball’ maiden to ‘Stars’ top scorer Kalea Moore(35). ‘Stars’ were 66/3 after 100 balls.

*Hannah Jones (5/33) took 5 wickets during the second-half of the match. Firstly, Grace Gibbs (11) caught by Laura Jackson; secondly, Kirstie White (1) ‘leg before’; thirdly Phoebe Franklin (16) caught Daisy Mullan; fourthly Kira Chathli (16) caught behind; fifthly Ryana Macdonald-Gay (0), caught by Seren Smale. Finally, Hannah Jones dismissed her namesake Emma Jones (13) taking a catch from the final match ball.

Result: ‘Thunder – Women’ 185/10 beat ‘Stars -W’ 130/10 by 55 runs

‘Thunder -W:’ 185/10 (47/50ov. 3.93 runs-per-over) Eleanor Threlkeld 70* runs (from 92 balls), Georgie Boyce 20 runs (38), Liberty Heap 19(26), Natalie Brown 14(26), Alice Dyson 13(28); ‘Stars’ bowling: Danielle Gregory 2/23, Alice Capsey 2/32, Emma Jones 1/16, Phoebe Franklin 1/32, Kalea Moore 1/34; Fow: 1-29, 2-44, 3-84, 4-89, 5-90, 6-120, 7-127, 8-159, 9-177, 10-185.

*‘Stars -W:’ 130/10 (35/50 ov. 3.71 r-p-o) Kalea Moore 35(59), Chloe Brewer 17(28), Phoebe Franklin 16(16), Kira Chathli 16(28), Emma Jones 13(24), Grace Gibbs 11(13); ‘Thunder’ bowling: Hannah Jones 5/33, Alex Hartley 2/17, Laura Jackson 1/12, Alice Dyson 1/26, Liberty Heap 1/41; Fow: 1-22, 2-23, 3-40, 4-72, 5-80, 6-80, 7-102, 8-118, 9-127, 10-130

Scorecard at: https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/rachael-heyhoe-flint-trophy-2021-1252263/south-east-stars-vs-thunder-1252289/full-scorecard