Source: Julian Thompson

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

Continue Reading →


Source: Julian Thompson

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

Continue Reading →


Source: ECB

Loughborough Lightning v Thunder

Played at Loughborough (Haselgrave Ground) Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy on July 9 (10h30) Lightning’s winning performances came from skipper Kathryn Bryce 109 runs (from 133 balls.) Also Lightning’s who Grace Ballinger took three power play wickets, closing on 5/29. Commentators said that Ballinger had ‘produced the goods.’ Her 5-fer came ‘out of the blue’ when

Continue Reading →


Source: Julian Thompson

Thunder v Northern Diamonds at Sale

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy on July 3 – (10h30) With Lauren Winfield-Hill keeping wicket, England wannabe Bess Heath (pictured) not only scored ‘Fifty,’ but did it with panache, scoring ‘six’ hit out of the ground: that turned out to be the match-winning ball. Earlier, both teams top-scoring batters were said to have ‘cancelled each other out: Emma

Continue Reading →

Fifties For Thunder’s Emma Lamb and Georgie Boyce

Thunder v Northern Diamonds at Sale CC, Sale on May 18 Making the highest scores of the Northern Roses Derby, Thunder’s openers Emma Lamb (50 runs from 41 balls) and Georgie Boyce (65 from 56) made more runs between them than Diamonds’ meagre total. Together faced 18 dot balls during their power play, reaching 36/0. By mid-way (10 overs) Thunder

Continue Reading →


Source: ECB

Gordon ties the Gordion Knot – Thunder v Lightning

In the battle between two outstanding left-arm spinners, Kirstie Gordon outperformed Sophie Ecclestone to help complete a resounding win for Lightning. Scores: Lightning 259-5; Thunder 125 – Lightning win by 134 runs Lightning had suffered from two drawbacks in the past: a top order that wasn’t producing the runs and a lower order that wasn’t

Continue Reading →