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Western Storm v South East Stars

At Cheltenham College (Cheltenham Festival), Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy on July 23 Following what commentators described as an ‘excellent maiden century and test wicket’ playing against South Africa, Stars’ stand-in skipper Alice Davidson-Richards (pictured) made a skipper’s ‘fifty’ and bowled a ‘4-fer;’ to bag a decisive win. For consolation, Storm’s, skipper Sophie Luff tops the competition’s batting

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Thunder v South East Stars

At Southport (Trafalgar Road, Birkdale) Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy on July 16 New recruit Lauren Smith (Australian All-Rounder from NSW) was outstanding for Stars, hitting 73 and taking 2/20 to clinch a shock first win under Aylish Cranstone’s captaincy (pictured). For Thunder, former England spinner Alex Hartley skittled Stars top-order, taking her second ‘A-List’ 6-fer

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Southern Vipers v South East Stars

At Brighton (Hove, The 1st Central County Ground) on July 9 In perfect conditions, 479 runs were scored and 19 wickets fell. For Vipers, Georgia Elwiss (pictured) made top score (115) setting a new tournament record. Together, Elwiss and Emily Windsor staged a match-winning 160-run fifth-wicket partnership in just over twenty overs. Whilst Georgia Elwiss crafted

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Alice Davidson-Richards Top-Scores

Western Storm v South East Stars at Bristol on June 1 (14h30) *Storm scored at four-runs-per-over during the first half of the match. *Unusually, Storms’ average scoring rate remained constant at four-runs-per-over, between the power play and the mid-way point (39/2.) *Where Stars scored runs at a faster rate before mid-way, Storm scored a greater proportion of their

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Bryony Smith Hits Skipper’s ‘Fifty’

South-East Stars v Sunrisers at Guildford, Surrey (Woodbridge Road) on June 5 Skipper Bryony Smith (pictured) struck ‘fifty’ from 31 balls, on her way to Stars’ top team score. Partnered by Aylish Cranstone, Stars openers scored their first fifty runs in 28 balls (4.3 overs.) After their 20-over innings, Stars made 183 – just three runs short of last

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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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Aylish Cranstone Scores Second ’Fifty’ For Second ‘Stars’ Win

South East Stars v Western Storm at Beckenham (Kent) on May 21 (11h00 start) Aylish Cranstone’s good form continues, scoring a second ‘fifty’ from three matches – the first fifty bagged against Sunrisers. Stars second win keeps them well-placed to defend their Charlotte Edwards Cup title. Previously they lost an evening match to Central Sparks, put down to fielding

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Sunrisers Skittled By Stars ’Run Outs’

Sunrisers v South-East Stars at The Cloud County Ground, Chelmsford on Saturday, May 14: Inaugural Cup holders ‘Stars’ have started their campaign to defend their Charlotte Edwards Cup title with an emphatic win. *Although each of Sunrisers’ top five batters made double figures, their indecisive power play handed their opponents three overs advantage. *As the match

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