‘Invincibles’ Stage Unbelievable Tournament Finale

Final: ‘Oval Invincibles Women’ v ‘Southern Brave’ at Lord’s on 21 August ‘Invincibles’ have made history becoming the first ‘The Hundred Women’s Champions.’ Player-turned-commentator Ebony Rainford Brent told viewers ‘it was the best ever game she’d seen in her entire life.’ A carbon copy of the Eliminator, ‘Invincibles’ crafted a barely defendable score, then turned

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Top Tournament Bowler Tash Farrant ‘Super-Excited’ To Reach Final

Eliminator: ‘Oval Invincibles Women’ v ‘Birmingham Phoenix’ at the Kia Oval on 20 August Receiving ‘Match Hero’ cap-and-medal, Tash Farrant was ‘super excited’ to reach tomorrow’s tournament final. Farrant added that (‘Invincibles’) ‘knew we didn’t get enough runs’ and ‘needed something special.’ Tash Farrant took 4 wickets for 10 runs from 19 balls; and goes top-of-the-board with

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An Eliminator to remember

What a classic game at the Oval for the Eliminator! It’s strange how low-scoring games make for the greatest tension, the greatest excitement. On their home ground Invincibles scored far fewer runs than they would have wished. Georgia Adams and Dane van Niekerk both fell early to two of England’s crop of hopeful quicks, Emily

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Eve Jones Puts ‘Enough Runs On The Board’ To Win

Northern Superchargers Women v Birmingham Phoenix at Leeds (Emerald Headingley) on 17 August Receiving her match hero cap-and-medal, Eve Jones was congratulated by Nasser Hussain, on her ‘fifty’ (from 39 balls) and also as 3rd highest tournament run-getter (233) Earlier, between innings, Eve Jones told Charles Dagnall she was ‘hopeful there were enough runs on the

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Thoughts on The Hundred – Part Six – Franchises

Just before we reach the climax of the newest cricket competition, let’s have a look a fundamental decision the planners took, the eight franchises. Spoiler warning: I try in vain to find a defence of franchises in cricket. Last year the ECB announced eight new regional hubs to improve the organisation of women’s cricket in

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Sophia Dunkley Strikes A Second Winning ‘Fifty’

Southern Brave Women v Oval Invincibles, at Southampton (Ageas Bowl) on 16 August Receiving her second ‘match hero’ cap-and-medal for scoring 58* not out, commentators congratulated Sophia Dunkley whose ‘good summer’ continues. Dunkley said it wasn’t her ‘prettiest of innings’ but it helped toward a defendable score. Dunkley hit 7 ‘fours’ and one ‘six:’ counter-balancing

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Top Scorer Lizelle Lee Secures Consolation Win

‘Trent Rockets’ v ‘Manchester Originals’, at Trent Bridge on 15 August Receiving her second ‘Match Hero’ cap-and-medal, Lizelle Lee told Mark Butcher that she’d ‘love to come back (if invited to play next year in ‘The Hundred’) ‘to prove she could have done better’ for the team. Against commentator’s expectations, South Africans Lizelle Lee (47*

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