Northern Superchargers Women v Oval Invincibles (W) at Leeds Headingley on 31 July Hero-of-the-match All-Rounder Alice Davidson-Richards not only hit top score with her bat (42) had best bowling figures for her team 2/17; but also bowled the decisive ball to snatch a final ball win. Receiving the customary cap and medal from Niall O’Brien, Davidson-Richards said she’d ‘enjoyed
Welsh Fire Women v Manchester Originals W at Cardiff (Sophia Gardens) on 31 July Receiving ‘Hero-of-the-match’ cap and medal for her match-winning 71*(from 50 balls), WIndies star Hayley Matthews was ‘pretty happy’ at half-way; adding that a ‘good job bowling’ made it easy for batters. Commentators added that Hayley Matthews was ‘full of confidence and flair;’ setting
‘Southern Brave’ v ‘Birmingham Phoenix’ at Southampton (Ageas Bowl) on 30 July Receiving the ‘Match Hero’ cap and medal, Danni Wyatt made top score of the day (69* runs off 40 balls.) Wyatt was ‘really pleased’ and gave generous praise to Sophia Dunkley whom she said played ‘exceptionally well.’ Commentators thought cricket was a ‘funny
‘London Spirit’ v ‘Trent Rockets’ at Lords on 29 July Receiving ‘Hero-of-the-match’ cap and medal from Charles Dagnall, Rachel Priest repeated what she’d said before the match: that she’d had a ‘clear head’ and (knew she) ‘needed to get runs-on-the-scoreboard.’ Priest (76 from 42 balls) added that she was ‘glad she had a good bat,’
‘Manchester Originals Women v Northern Superchargers Women at Old Trafford on 28 July ‘ – Match Abandoned ref Sky TV and epsn-cric-info Reason given: No play possible – ‘massive puddles’ on the covers, a ‘sodden outfield’ and another electrical storm expected shortly’ Originals earn their first point. Superchargers have five points from three games.
After seven days of matches, cricket’s newest competition, The Hundred, has seen thrilling action both on and off the pitch, unearthed new superstars and showcased world-class cricketing talent. Millions of people have tuned in from home and thousands have flocked to the opening games across the seven cities. But how do the numbers stack up?
Welsh Fire Women v Southern Brave Women at Cardiff (Sophia Gardens) on 27 July Receiving ‘Hero-Of-The-Match’ award from Charles Dagnall for her match-winning fifty, Smriti Mandhana (61* runs from 39 balls) said that ‘hard work done’ (by ‘Brave’ fielders) ‘made her job easy.’ Player-turned-pundit Kevin Pietersen said that ‘Brave’ had taken advantage of conditions that
Striking Second Consecutive ‘Fifty,’ Jemimah Rodrigues Is Still ‘The Hundred’s’ Top Run-Scorer Trent Rockets Women v Northern Superchargers Women at Trent Bridge on 26 July (8) Awarding Jemimah Rodrigues ‘Hero Of The Match’ for a second time, by Mark Butcher told TV viewers: ‘There was no stopping her!’ Jemimah explained that she’d played her innings
‘A Few Runs Light’ As Phoenix Bowler Kirstie Has A Belter-Of-A-Day at Old Trafford Manchester Originals Women v Birmingham Phoenix Women – at Old Trafford on 25 July Receiving ‘Hero-of-the-Match’ award from Mark Butcher, ‘Originals’ Spinner Kirstie Gordon knew her side was ‘a few runs light,’ which she said ‘Phoenix’ bowlers more than made-up for
‘The Hundred’: London Spirit Women v Oval Invincibles Women – at Lords on July 25 A ‘phenomenal’ maiden ‘fifty’ by 16 y.o. Alice Capsey won her the ‘Hero Of The Match’ award in front of 10-11,000 Lords spectators (plus TV & other audience.) Playing without opener Tammy Beaumont, Spirit were reportedly ‘too dependent’ on their