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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 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 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 – 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 2023 matches 37 & 38

Sparks vs Sunrisers and Thunder vs The Blaze Central Sparks vs Sunrisers at New Road, Worcester, on July 22 – Match abandoned: called-off at 11h51 without a ball bowled @URL: https://live.nvplay.com/ecb/?tab=m_summary#m3ceea0de-3f81-4610-87e6-6f64ccec48cf & BBC Sport (Cricket) @URL: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scorecard/ECKE1000564 North West Thunder vs The Blaze at Sedbergh School, Cumbria, on July 22 – Match abandoned: called-off at 13h16 without a ball bowled @URL: https://live.nvplay.com/ecb/?tab=m_summary#m69ca55d3-7ad1-4fae-815c-f161c8df6bb7 & BBC Sport (Cricket) @URL: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scorecard/ECKE1000565


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Charlotte Edwards Cup – match 11 – The Blaze vs Central Sparks

The Blaze vs Central Sparks  on 26 May 2023 (14h30) in Leicester, (at The Uptonsteel County Ground) The Blaze kept their unblemished 100% record with three wins out of three matches, after posting an ‘enormous score’ (with twice as many ‘sixes’): when coming head-to-head with last year’s finalists, Central Sparks. Two England batters made stand-out performances.

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Charlotte Edwards Cup – match 16

The Blaze vs Southern Vipers on May 29 (14h30) at Derby (The Incora County Ground) The Blaze kept their unblemished 100% record with four wins out of four matches, after coming head-to-head with defending champions at Derby. Vipers made a ‘good start’ but as commentator Kev James put it to skipper Georgia Adams, after Vipers

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Charlotte Edwards Cup – match 7 – Thunder vs The Blaze

North West Thunder vs The Blaze on 25 May 2023 (16h30) at Manchester (Emirates Old Trafford) Witnessing South African ‘All-Rounder’ Nadine deKlerk’s departure for a ‘golden duck,’ Australian commentator and cricket journalist Melinda ‘Mel’ Farrell expressed doubt whether Blaze had done everything ‘to lose.’ Earlier, Thunder had lost England’s Emma Lamb and WIndies legend Deandre Dottin for

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy – Match 7

Sunrisers vs The Blaze on 29 April 2023 – Match 7 RHF – at Chelmsford (The Cloud County Ground, Essex)  Blaze spinner pairing Sarah Glenn (4/22) with skipper Kirstie Gordon (2/24) took six wickets. With three pairs of Sunrisers wickets falling in quick succession, another disaster struck as three tail-enders’ wickets fell eight balls apart. Ironically, Blaze suffered top-order collapse much

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Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy – match 4

The Blaze vs Central Sparks at Nottingham (Trent Bridge) on 22 April 2023 Posting a defendable score (212) Blaze made a convincing inaugural win, thanks to an all-round performance by Lucy Higham whose off-breaks took 5/19; having earlier added 24 runs with her bat. England’s Tammy Beaumont MBE [60 runs (from 77 balls)] scored a

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