Diamonds shine as Sunrisers are sunk

Brian Jeeves

Sunrisers v Northern Diamonds – Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy – Fenners – Summary

Sunrisers 53 (29.1 overs)
Northern Diamonds 54/1 (7.4 overs)
Northern Diamonds won the toss and elected to bowl
Northern Diamonds won by nine wickets

The Sunrisers remain without a Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy victory to their name after the Northern Diamonds eased to a nine-wicket victory at Fenners.

Captain Amara Carr was the only Sunrisers batter to reach double-figures on what proved to be another difficult afternoon. The captain reached 17 before being stumped by wicketkeeper, Lauren Winfield-Hill off a delivery from Linsey Smith.

Jenny Gunn took 3/10 for the Diamonds, while Katherine Brunt claimed 3/11 as the hosts were dismissed for just 53.

Diamonds reached their target inside eight overs. Incredibly, 24 of their 54 coming through extras, while Hollie Armitage was unbeaten on 14.

Sunrisers: Lissy MacLeod, Grace Scrivens, Fran Wilson, Cordelia Griffith, Naomi Dattani, Mady Villiers, Amara Carr (Capt)(WK), Jo Gardner, Kelly Castle, Gaya Gole, Kate Coppack

Northern Diamonds: Hollie Armitage (Capt), Lauren Winfield-Hill (WK), Natalie Sciver, Sterre Kalis, Katherine Brunt, Ami Campbell, Jenny Gunn, Alex MacDonald, Beth Langston, Linsey Smith, Katie Levick

Officials: Joanne Ibbotson, Sarah Bartlett and William Smith


Brian Jeeves