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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 – match 49 – Vipers vs Stars

Southern Vipers vs South East Stars – at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton on September 13 All twenty wickets fell during the Southern Derby, with both teams missing players on England call-up; with equal expectations to qualify beyond the group stage to play the Eliminator if they won two-out-of-three of their remaining matches. Previously, ’Stars’ unexpectedly defeated

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy – match 51 – Blaze vs Sunrisers

The Blaze vs Sunrisers at Haslegrave Ground, (Rutland Way, Loughborough) on September 13 ‘Sunrisers’ chalked-up their third consecutive win under England u19s skipper Grace Scrivens’s captaincy in a high-scoring match that was said to give spectators sat on deckchairs ‘much to do.’ Grace Scrivens [107 runs (from 136 balls)] hit her maiden ‘A-listed’ century and took her

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 – match 47 – Sunrisers vs Sparks

Sunrisers vs Central Sparks at Chelmsford, at The Cloud County Ground (Essex) on September 10 ‘Sunrisers’ ‘made another ‘impressive performance’ with back-to-back wins under England u19s skipper Grace Scrivens’s captaincy. Three ‘Sunrisers’ batters scored fifty, that included skipper Grace Scrivens who scored her third ‘fifty’ (at 50 overs.) Mady Villers who played a match-winning ‘fifty,’ in just 40 balls. The

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 – match 46 – Vipers vs Thunder

Southern Vipers vs North West Thunder at Arundel Castle, Sussex on September 9  Commentators were optimistic that ‘Vipers’ chalked-up ‘a good win’ and remained ’in qualifying contention,’ especially if they won their‘must-win’ match at home to ‘South East Stars.’ Skipper Georgia Adams partnered by Emily Windsor made a century partnership that put 113 runs on

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 – match 45 – Stars vs The Blaze

South East Stars vs The Blaze  –  Beckenham, at The County Ground (Kent) on September 10 <match photo> * Match report by Bruce Perkins @URL: http://4theloveofsport.co.uk/2023/09/11/sun-shines-on-the-stars/ Match result: South East Stars 278/10 beat The Blaze 171/10, by 107 runs *’Stars” batting: Alice Davidson-Richards 101(128), Paige Scholfield 56(61), Bryony Smith 34(30), Bethan Miles 33(32), Alexa Stonehouse 18(12),

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 – match 44 – Diamonds vs Vipers

Northern Diamonds vs Southern Vipers at Roseworth Terrace, Gosforth; at 10h30 on 5 September 2023 Before the match, ‘Diamonds’’ Head Coach Dani Hazell had optimism (via social media) to ‘make something happen’ to reach the up-coming Eliminator to enable ‘Diamonds’ to defend last year’s title. Star batter Hollie Armitage top-scored for ‘Diamonds’ with an undefeated run-a-ball 106 runs

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 – match 48 – Storm vs Diamonds

Western Storm vs Northern Diamonds Taunton, at The Cooper Associates County Ground (Somerset) on September 10 Before the match, Head Coach Dani Hazell had told reporters she had optimism to ‘make something happen’ for ‘Diamonds’ to reach the up-coming Eliminator match to defend last year’s title. Since then, ‘Diamonds’ lost three matches in-a-row, narrowing their title defence aspirations down

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy – match 42 – Sparks vs Blaze

Central Sparks vs The Blaze – at Edgbaston Stadium at 10h30 on 5 September 2023 ‘The Blaze’ have extended their top-of-table lead, with 2nd & 3rd placed teams both losing on the same day. Earlier, 2nd-placed ‘Sparks’ looked favourites to beat ‘The Blaze.’ When batting, Katie George & Bethan Ellis scored ‘fifties,’ staging ‘Sparks” 5th-wicket partnership: that added

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy – match 43 – Sunrisers vs Storm

Sunrisers vs Western Storm at Radlett Cricket Club at Cobden Hill (Herts); at 10h30 on 5 September 2023 Sunrisers made another ‘impressive performance,’ beating a depleted Storm side, without England players on call-up. Sunrisers chalked-up their third ever win at 50-overs under their ex-Scots coach; and their first win under England u19s skipper Grace Scrivens’s

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2023 – match 41 – Stars vs Thunder

South East Stars vs North West Thunder at Guildford (Woodbridge Road); at 10h30 on 5 September 2023  ‘Thunder’ came beefed-up by Scots (Olivia Bell) and Irish (Laura Delaney) Internationals, but minus international superstar Deandre Dottin. Previously on 22 April (match 2), ’Stars’ equalled the highest competition score (334/5 vs 203/10.) This time the tables were turned

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