Sunrisers are beaten in Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy season opener

Brian Jeeves

Sunrisers v South East Stars – Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy – Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford – Summary

South East Stars 324/7 (50.0 overs)

Sunrisers 189 (39.2 overs)

Sunrisers won the toss and elected to bowl

South East Stars won by 135 runs

The Sunrisers found themselves on the receiving end as South East Stars romped to a 135-run victory at Chelmsford.

Sophia Dunkley’s unbeaten 104 led the way – her knock coming off 93 balls and including thirteen boundaries. Meanwhile, Bryony Smith and Alice Davidson-Richards scored half-centuries as the Stars posted a formidable 324/7 – Kelly Castle the pick of the Sunrisers attack with 3/40.

The chase was always likely to be a bridge too far. Tas Farrant claimed 5/33 while Smith had 3/47 – Naomi Dattani’s 47 the highlight with the bat on an otherwise difficult day for the Sunrisers

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

South East Stars: Bryony Smith, Alice Davidson-Richards, Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey, Aylish Cranstone, Kirstie White, Tash Farrant (Capt), Grace Gibbs, Rhianna Southby (WK), Freya Davies, Dani Gregory

Officials: Sue Redfern, Joanne Ibbotson and Philip Whitticase

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Brian Jeeves

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