Match no. 26 of the ongoing 2023 edition of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy will feature a clash between The Blaze and Northern Diamonds at The Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol, on the 7th of July, 2023, at 3:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
Both the Blaze and Northern Diamonds have had an impressive campaign in the tournament, each registering 4 wins out of their 6 games. This places them in the 1st and 2nd positions, respectively, on the 8-team points table. It is worth noting that while the Diamonds have suffered two defeats, the Blaze remain unbeaten, although their perfect record has been affected by rain, leading to the abandonment of two of their games
The Blaze – Kathryn Bryce, Grace Ballinger, Tammy Beaumont, Georgie Boyce, Sarah Bryce, Ella Claridge, Nadine de Klerk, Kirstie Gordon, Teresa Graves, Josie Groves, Beth Harmer, Lucy Higham, Marie Kelly, Michaela Kirk, Cassidy McCarthy, Sophie Munro
Northern Diamonds – Hollie Armitage, Leah Dobson, Rebecca Duckworth, Abi Glen, Yvonne Graves, Grace Hall, Bess Heath, Chloe Tryon, Sterre Kalis, Beth Langston, Katie Levick, Emma Marlow, Lizzie Scott, Rachel Slater, Phoebe Turner, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Jessica Woolston
Players to watch out:
The 25-year-old all-rounder in 31 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) has scored 800 runs and bagged 26 wickets. Kathryn didn’t have as much success during the 1st leg, however, has kicked off the 2nd scoring a fine 20 and registering figures of 0/36 (8).
Nadine de Klerk
The 23-year-old all-rounder in 21 ODI appearances has scored 171 runs and struck 23 scalps. Nadine had a brilliant first leg which saw her register best figures of 7/33 with the bat and 43 with the ball and has resumed her campaign registering figures of 1/29 (9).
The 26-year-old all-rounder, representing England A, scored 98 runs in 3 innings during the ‘A’ series against Australia. Hollie resumes her RHF Trophy action with 83 runs and a wicket in the tally in 5 games.
The 20-year-old all-rounder didn’t play a game during the first leg of the tournament, however, in the T20 Cup gained got heads turn by scalping 10 wickets in 7 innings. Grace carrying on her momentum, in the RHF Trophy 2nd leg opener produced figures of 4/33 (8).
The Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol, has traditionally dished batting-friendly surfaces and this time around as well is expected to be no different with an average score in the 240s. The wicket also has enough in it for bowlers, especially the pacers who can change the course of the game.
It’ll be a bright sunny day at The Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol, and the temperature is expected to hover at around 26°C with light winds and a humidity level of 54%. With no rain on the radar, we are in for a complete game of cricket.
Fantasy playing XI:
Lauren Winfield-Hill, Sarah Bryce, Tammy Beaumont, Chloe Tryon, Sterre Kalis, Hollie Armitage, Kathryn Bryce, Nadine de Klerk, Katie Levick, Sophie Munro, Jessica Woolston
Date – July 7, 2023
Time – 3:00 PM IST
Venue – The Seat Unique Stadium, Bristol
Broadcast – A YouTube live-stream link will be made available for the game.