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Thunder v Central Sparks

At Manchester (Emirates Old Trafford) Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy on July 23 Following a delayed start for rain at Old Trafford, Thunder were ‘all smiles’ after chalking-up their first win, confirmed by the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method. Commentators said that Emma Lamb’s 68 runs (from 69 balls) top-score for Thunder; and taking 3/26 made a ‘match-winning performance,’ given challenging playing

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Central Sparks v Northern Diamonds

At Worcester (New Road) Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy on July 16  Northern Diamonds stay second-placed to Vipers: – each team bagging three wins from their first three rounds of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy. Peppering Sparks with ‘dot’ balls, Diamonds chased down their target with relative ease. Diamonds key third wicket partnership between Dutch International Sterre

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Western Storm v Central Sparks

Bristol County Ground on July 9 – Second Round for Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy Sparks’ match-winning performances came from Ami Campbell (pictured) 50 (from 75) Spinner Sarah Glenn who took 4/23. Having posted a defendable score above 200, Sparks took eight wickets by mid-way; but met with dogged resistance from Storm’s tail-enders who reduced the difference to 22

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Sparks v Vipers at Birmingham

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy on July 2 (11h30) Vipers elected to bowl. Rain interrupted play after 24 overs, when an early lunch was taken. Two overs were docked. Further interruptions exploited the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method to set Vipers a comparable target from ten overs. Vipers made light work of their run chase, nearly half of the runs needed were scored by opener

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As Predicted, Charlotte Edwards Wins Her Own Cup!

Southern Vipers v  Central Sparks at the County Ground Northampton (Wantage Road) at 16h00 on 11 June Collecting the ECB Charlotte Edwards Cup – their third regional trophy in three seasons, Vipers’ skipper, Georgia Adams told commentators: ‘We want to win trophies!’ Adams added that included defending Vipers’ Rachael Heyhoe Flint trophy. Before knowing Vipers

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Emily Arlott Takes Sparks Into Final

Central Sparks v SE Stars Playoff at The County Ground Northampton (Wantage Road) at 12h00 on 11 June England hopeful Emily Arlott (pictured) took Sparks forward by scoring Sparks’ winning run under considerable pressure from their final over, knocking-out Stars (the defending champions.) As Playoff winners, Sparks meet Vipers in the ECB Charlotte Edwards Cup

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Southern Vipers win Charlotte Edwards Cup

Charlie Dean was Player of the Match as Southern Vipers won the Charlotte Edwards Cup by six wickets at Northampton. Dean – who had earlier taken the key wickets of Eve Jones and Amy Jones – and Ella McClaughan (30*) put on 41 for the fifth wicket as Vipers won their first Charlotte Edwards Cup title,

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Amy Jones Top Scores With 63

Western Storm v Central Sparks at Worcester (New Road) on June 4 Sparks go through to finals day somewhat bizarrely, following defeat by Storm. Top-scorer Amy Jones (pictured) made her third ‘fifty’ for Sparks group stage, one of just two players to do so. Separately, the other player who bagged three group-stage ‘fifties’ (Aylish Cranstone)

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Eve Jones Hits 69 For Sparks

Sunrisers v Central Sparks at Northampton (Wantage Road) on June 1 (14h30) An astonishingly close match unfolded between table-topping Sparks, and Sunrisers as spoonists. Batting first, Sparks main partnership between Eve Jones and Issy Wong (pictured) added 92 runs. Top scorer Eve Jones 69 runs (from 62 balls) played a skipper’s innings. Sunrisers used two more

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Stars Turn Tables On Sparks With Aylish Cranstone’s Third ’Fifty’

Central Sparks v South East Stars at Edgbaston, Birmingham on May 29 (18h00) Turning the tables on Stars’ previous 34 run defeat by Sparks at Guildford, Stars played out their full twenty overs, steered home by Aylish Cranstone’s third undefeated ‘fifty’ (with top batting average from three ’not out’s.) After the match, Cranstone told reporters that

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