Source: Julian Thompson

Vipers’ Bell strikes Lightning’s openers

Loughborough Lightning v Southern Vipers (1st Central County Ground Hove, 1 September) The scene was set. As for last year’s finals, there was razzamatazz, in the form of crowd-pleasing pyrotechnics and an opera singer.Both captains Tammy Beaumont (Vipers) and Georgia Elwiss (Lightning) gave interviews, live on SKY TV. Lauren Bell replaced Issy Wong for Vipers.

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Source: Julian Thompson

Vipers v Lightning – The dress rehearsal all over in a flash

Southern Vipers v Loughborough Lightning (Aegis Bowl Southampton, 28 August) – Broadcast live by SKY Sports, commentators billed the match as a dress-rehearsal for Sunday’s semi-final (winner meets Storm.) Georgia Adams (Lightning) was beefed-up for the commentators by her proud father (former England player Chris Adams). Without Lauren Bell (rested), Vipers bowling attack lacked quality. Isabelle

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Vipers v Diamonds

Vipers v Diamonds  (at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton, 21 August) – Southern Vipers 127 for 9 (Wyatt 59, Scholfield 24; Kasperek 4-16) beat Yorkshire Diamonds 124 for 5 (Armitage 34, Rodrigues 32, Winfield 23; Bates 2-27) by three runs. Transmitted on live TV from the SKY POD for outside broadcasts, commentators were pre-occupied about whether the England

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