Sunrisers are cut down by Diamonds

Brian Jeeves

Sunrisers v Northern Diamonds – Charlotte Edwards Cup – Group B – Cloudfm County Ground, Chelmsford – Summary

Sunrisers 116/7

Northern Diamonds 117/2

Northern Diamonds won the toss and elected to bowl

Northern Diamonds won by eight wickets

Sarah Taylor finished unbeaten on 43 and Leah Dobson 44* as the Northern Diamonds recorded a comfortable eight-wicket Charlotte Edwards Cup victory over the Sunrisers at Chelmsford.

The home side had Jo Gardner (42) and Katherine Speed (26) to thank as they recovered from 48/6 – Jenny Gunn taking 3/25 for the visitors’, while Phoebe Graham and Katie Levick chipped in with two apiece.

Nevertheless, chasing just 116 was never going to be an issue for the Diamonds. Taylor – well decorated during her career, notably with three World Cup winners medals – took 45 minutes and 35 balls, while Dobson faced 52 deliveries, hitting three 4s and two 6s, helping their side ease home with 22 balls to spare.

Sunrisers: ND Dattani, AJ MacLeod, MK Villiers, GE Scrivens, AD Carr (WK), JL Gardner, KS Castle (Capt), K Speed, MEW Rogers, GKS Gole, S Patel

Northern Diamonds: HJ Armitage (Capt), L Dobson, A Campbell, SJ Taylor (WK), JL Gunn, SL Kalis, RHM Hopkins, AL MacDonald, LCN Smith, P Graham, KA Levick

Umpires: S McLelland and J Ibbotson

Scorers: HM Hyde and P Parkinson

Match Referee: Alec Swann


Brian Jeeves