In an exciting clash of The Hundred Women’s Tournament, London Spirit took on Northern Superchargers in a gripping encounter that showcased remarkable batting and bowling performances.
London Spirit batted first and managed to score a total of 135 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in their allotted 100 balls. Amelia Kerr was the standout performer with a blistering knock of 60*(32), smashing 9 boundaries along the way to propel her team to a competitive total. Danielle Gibson and Richa Ghosh also contributed significantly with scores of 24(17) and 21(15), respectively.
The Northern Superchargers bowlers put up a disciplined effort, with Linsey Smith (1/16), Grace Ballinger (1/20), Alice Davidson (1/22), Georgia Wareham (1/34), and Lucy Higham leading the way by picking up crucial wickets. They managed to keep the run rate in check and restricted London Spirit from running away with the game.
Chasing a target of 136 runs from 100 balls, Northern Superchargers displayed a well-coordinated batting effort to secure a victory with 99 balls to spare. Jemimah Rodrigues was the standout batter, scoring 30(20), while Phoebe Litchfield’s composed innings of 38(34) played a crucial role in guiding her team closer to the target. Both of them stitched together an invaluable partnership of 49(36).
Phoebe Litchfield's outstanding performance with the bat led Northern Supercharges to a remarkable victory & secured their spot in the qualifiers! 🙌#CricketTwitter #TheHundred pic.twitter.com/DNtCg7ilia
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Bess Heath’s quickfire 18(8) and Georgia Wareham’s unbeaten 19(11) were vital contributions that propelled Northern Superchargers towards victory.
London Spirit’s bowlers put up a commendable effort, especially Sarah Glenn who claimed (3/19), and Amelia Kerr with her (2/24). However, the Northern Superchargers’ batswomen managed to build partnerships and accelerate when required, securing the win in a calculated manner.
Northern Superchargers chased down the target of 136 runs set by London Spirit with 99 balls remaining, securing a well-deserved victory in a convincing fashion. Jemimah Rodrigues’ and Phoebe Litchfield’s steady batting performances, along with the impactful contributions from the rest of the team, proved to be the difference as they comfortably reached the target.
🚨 QUALIFIED!! 🚨
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Litchfield’s exceptional batting performance of 38(34), earned her the Player of the Match award.