Source: Don Miles for ECB

White Ferns level T20 series

Sophie Devine smashed 29 off 20 deliveries to help New Zealand women level the three-match Twenty20 international series against England with a six-wicket victory at the Cobham Oval in Whangarei.   The 25-year-old’s innings was the decisive one for the White Ferns, but the win had been set up by openers Rachel Priest and Suzie Bates.

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Source: Don Miles for the ECB

England give New Zealand a lesson in the first T20

New Zealand women v England women – 1st Twenty20 International, Cobham Oval, Whangarei New Zealand women won the toss and elected to bat New Zealand women – 60 (Erin Bermingham 20, Anya Shrubsole 3-6, Heather Knight 3-10) 19.4 overs England women – 61-2 (Charlotte Edwards 32*, Sarah Taylor 16, Erin Bermingham 1-12, Georgia Guy 1-21)

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Peace shoots Lightning to a second victory

Team Northumbria 48-57 Loughborough Lightning A faultless display of shooting from Ugandan goal-shooter Peace Proscovia fired Loughborough Lightning to a 57-48 victory over Team Northumbria, to give Lightning their second win in a row.  Karen Atkinson made one change to the seven that started against Celtic Dragons, with Lauren Massey coming in for Rachel Forbes

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