Source: Julian Thompson

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2024 – match 23

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Sunrisers vs Southern Vipers at Radlett, Herts (Brunton Memorial Ground) on 8 May (10h30)

Defending champions Southern Vipers suffered their second defeat of the season as they went down by three wickets to Sunrisers. Three Sunrisers batters Jodi Grewcock 56, Florence ‘Flo’ Miller 47 and Amara Carr 42 (pictured) all chalked-up their best scores of the new season. Flo Miller staged a match-winning partnership of sixty runs with Joanne ‘Jo’ Gardner for Sunrisers’ 7th wicket. Flo Miller also scored the winning ‘single’ to chalk-up Sunrisers’ fourth win. Sunrisers (19 points) move one point ahead of defending champions Vipers who’ve also won four matches from six rounds played-to-date. Commentators who were convinced the match could have gone ‘either way’ during the last ten overs, were Kevan ‘Kev’ James, Jordan Clark? (both BBC Radio Solent) with guest player Charlotte Taylor (Vipers.) ‘Great drama’ was augmented by the sound of intermittent light-aircraft engine noise heard overhead. Clear blue sky 18C.

*Vipers’ innings skipper Georgia Adams with Freya Davies (England), Mary Taylor (England u19) Georgia Elwiss (ex England); Nancy Harman, Alice Monaghan & Emily Windsor; Charli Knott (Australia Big-bash); *Without England’s Maia Bouchier, Freya Kemp & Danni Wyatt (rested); *Also without Linsey Smith (England ‘A’ call-up to play Pakistan) [*Amara Carr keeping wicket for Sunrisers]; *Ella McCaughan went ‘ leg before’ to Kate Coppack; *After 10 overs power-play, 35/1; *Charli Knott was caught by fellow Australian Nicola Hancock, from Mady Villiers; 78/2 by mid-way; (25 overs); Abi Norgrove was caught ‘leg-side’ by Mady Villiers, from Kate Coppack; *Georgia Adams was bowled ’top of off-stump’ by Nicola Hancock; *Four balls later Emily Windsor was bowled ’top of middle-stump’ by Nicola Hancock; *Nancy Harman was ‘run-out’ by a throw from ‘backward-point, from Jodi Grewcock’ from Amu Surenkumar’s bowling; *7th wicket partnership between Georgia Elwiss & Rhianna Southby added 48 runs; *Rhianna Southby was caught behind by fellow keeper Amara Carr, from Nicola Hancock; *Two wickets fell from Mady Villiers’ final over; *Flo Miller’s quick-thinking after dropping a catch left Georgia Elwiss stranded a few yards short of a second run, by throwing to the keeper’s-end; *Freya Davies was also ‘run out’ (by Jo Gardner) going for a second run; *Vipers’ batting: with 3 ‘run-outs;’ Georgia Elwiss 53(89),*Georgia Adam 42(74), Abi Norgrove 35(97), Rhianna Southby 19(25), Ella McCaughan 17(38), Charli Knott 11(22) ; *Sunrisers’ bowling *used 8 bowlers who gifted 23 ‘wides.’ *Nicola Hancock 3/45; Kate Coppack 2/33, Mady Villiers 1/48;

*Sunrisers’ innings skipper Grace Scrivens with Mady Villiers (England A) Jodi Grewcock (England u19s) & Nicola Hancock (Australia Big-bash) *With Amu Surenkumar, *Without Ariana Dowse, Kelly Castle (injured) *Also without international player Dane van Niekerk [*Rhianna Southby keeping wicket for Vipers]; *After 10 overs power-play, 20/0 (vs 35/1); *Grace Scrivens was ‘run out’ when taking a second run, by Nancy Harman’s ‘pinpoint’ throw from Mary Taylor’s bowling; 2 balls later Cordelia Griffith was ‘run out’ for a duck;*By mid-way (25 overs) 94/2 (vs 78/2); *Amara Carr was bowled by Charli Knott; *Mady Villiers was caught by Alice Monaghan from Charli Knott; *Amu Surenkumar was bowled by Georgia Adams; *Jodi Grewcock was bowled by Charli Knott; *Jo Gardner was caught by Georgia Adams, from Freya Davies; *Flo Miller 47*not out’ & Nicola Hancock 6*not out; *Sunrisers’ batting *Jodi Grewcock (England u19s) top-scored with ‘fifty;’ *Jodi Grewcock 56(74), Flo Miller was 47*not out (63), Amara Carr 42(105), Jo Gardner 19(44), Grace Scrivens 16(53); *Vipers’ bowling *used 6 bowlers who gifted 14 ‘wides’ *Charli Knott 3/35, Freya Davies 2/30, Georgia Adams 1/32;

*Match result: Sunrisers 212/7 (4.2 runs-per-over 49.3/50 ov) beat Southern Vipers 211/9 (4.2 rpo 50/50 ov) by three wickets (with 3 balls remaining)

*Scorecard courtesy of ECB @URL AppleMac users may need to scroll down on left margin

*Match free-to-air courtesy of Southern Vipers (via NV Play) on YouTube<06h57m00s> @URL  &,-rhft-2024/

*Southern Vipers match report & reaction (courtesy of ECB reporters’ network) @URL


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