Source: Julian Thompson

Charlotte Edwards Cup 2024 fixtures

Women’s ‘The Charlotte Edwards Cup’ (for 20 overs) Cricket Tournament fixtures arranged by venue for Summer 2024 *Arundel, The Castle Cricket Ground (West Sussex) Bank Holiday Monday, May 27 *14h30: Southern Vipers vs Sunrisers (match 12); *Beckenham, The County Ground (Kent) Friday, May 24 *14h30: South East Stars vs North West Thunder (match 7); Bank

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 – Remaining matches, Play-off & Final [3 of 3]

Women’s ‘Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy’ 2023 (for 50 overs) Group stage matches, Play-off & Final  [3 of 3] Match results by venue from remaining matches played between September 5th – 24th; *Arundel, at the Castle Cricket Ground (Arundel Castle, Sussex) September 9: Vipers 237/10 beat Thunder 173/10, by 64 runs @URL: http://4theloveofsport.co.uk/2023/09/13/rachael-heyhoe-flint-trophy-2023-match-46-vipers-vs-thunder/ *Beckenham, at The County

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 – match 58 – Final Vipers vs Blaze

Southern Vipers vs The Blaze at ‘The County Ground’ Northampton, on September 24 ‘Vipers’ won their third RHFT crown (2020, 2021 & 2023); becoming the first team to become ‘double champions:’ holding both the 20 overs and 50 overs titles during the same season. Also, ‘Vipers’ bagged their fifth trophy in four seasons. Before the

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 – match 57- Play-off

The Blaze vs South East Stars at Beckenham, at The County Ground (Kent CCC) on September 21  Match that will be remembered for ‘Blaze’ qualifying to play ‘Vipers’ in the Northampton final, at the expense of ’Stars’ who are eliminated from the competition. Despite adverse batting conditions, Sarah Bryce (pictured) was lauded by commentators as

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy – match 56 – Diamonds vs Sunrisers

Northern Diamonds vs Sunrisers at the Seat Unique Riverside; Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham on September 16 With a handful of points separating the top five teams, both teams remained optimistic about their chances to qualify for the Eliminator/Play-off. For Diamonds, it was unthinkable that as defending champions, Hollie Armitage’s team would fail finish the competition’s group

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 – match 53 – Sparks vs Stars

Central Sparks vs South East Stars at Edgbaston Stadium Birmingham, on September 16 Beefed-up by England returners Alice Davidson-Richards (for ‘Stars’) and Issy Wong (for ’Sparks), commentators introduced the match as a ‘virtual quarter-final’ or ’shootout’ for third place, to decide who plays in the Play-off/Eliminator. Losing team plays their final match of the competition with

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 – match 54 – Storm vs Thunder

Western Storm vs North West Thunder at Emirates Old Trafford Manchester, on September 16  Setting the scene, commentators Michael McCann (Sports journalist) and Melinda ‘Mel’ Farrell (journalist & ex Australia women) explained that neither team was ’in qualifying contention.’ Both teams lacked a sufficient number of points needed to go beyond the group stage. As a consequence they were knocked-out of the

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 – match 55 – Blaze vs Vipers

The Blaze vs Southern Vipers  at Haslegrave Ground, Loughborough (Leics), on September 16 Beefed-up by two England internationals (Maia Bouchier and Charlie Dean): three ‘Vipers’ batters (Maia Bouchier, Georgia Elwiss & Emily Windsor) scored ‘fifties’; to boost their net-run-rate. By comparison, only one ‘Blaze’ batter (Marie Kelly) scored ‘fifty,’ as Blaze went down to their third successive defeat.

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 – match 50 – Thunder vs Diamonds

North West Thunder vs Northern Diamonds – at Sale Cricket Club at Rookwood (Lancs) on September 13 Previously, ‘Diamonds’’ had optimism to ‘make something happen’ to reach the up-coming Eliminator to defend last year’s title. With one group-stage match remaining, neither ‘Roses’ team could make the top three teams, so the Roses match was a ‘dead

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