After a wet opening weekend for the County Women’s Fixtures, the majority of the games scheduled for Sunday 23 April went ahead as planned. A number of Sunrisers First Team players featured having beaten Vipers the day before, whilst many of the Academy and EPP players got a good run out too.
The next round of county fixtures takes place on Sunday 30 April. You will be able to follow the scorecards here, as they happen. Read how the Sunrisers players got on.
Buckinghamshire v Hampshire
Hannah Davis featured for Bucks at Dinton CC, as they took on Hampshire. She took 1 for 15 as Hampshire posted 86/7, but the hosts were unable to chase the total, as they finished on 83/7 and three runs short. Hampshire then won the second game by 46 runs, despite Davis taking 3 for 19.
Lincolnshire v Huntingdonshire
Abbi Butcher, on the EPP programme, featured for Huntingdonshire as they travelled to face Lincolnshire at Skegness CC. In the first game, Lincolnshire posted 90/7 from their twenty overs, with Teekasingh the standout bowler – taking two wickets for five runs from three overs. Huntingdonshire were unable to chase down the target, finishing on 81/7 and losing by nine runs.
In their second fixture, Hunts hit 85/7 as Butcher top-scored with 27. They were then able to defend their total brilliantly, restricting Lincolnshire to 82/9 – Carpenter finishing with 3 for 17.
Norfolk v Cambridgeshire
Two of Sunrisers regions faced each other at Great Witchingham CC, as Norfolk hosted Cambridgeshire in Group 4. Sunrisers Academy’s May Drinkell played for the home side, whilst Izzy James captained her Cambridgeshire team alongside May Busher and Freya Houlden.
Norfolk posted 121/3 from twenty overs, thanks to 66* from Hanworth-Knights, as Houlden claimed the wicket of Drinkell. In reply, Cambridge fell short by 21 runs as they reached 100/6 – Jerman (36) and James (27) top-scoring with the bat. Their second game was abandoned half-way through the Norfolk innings with the rain falling.
Northamptonshire v Hertfordshire
Flo Miller, Jo Gardner, and Jodi Grewcock featured for Northamptonshire, who hosted Hertfordshire at Geddington Sports Ground. Charley Phillips, Elsa Barnfather, and Mabel Reid were involved for the visitors.
In the first game, Northants posted 102/7, with Brown (29) and Miller (15) top-scoring for the hosts, whilst Tyson (4 for 8) shone with the ball. Herts then chased the total with eight balls to spare to complete a five wicket victory – Marriott top scoring with 38.
Grewcock then took 2 for 11 in four overs, and Gardner claimed two catches and a run out, as Northamptonshire bowled their opponents out for 73. Miller top-scored with 33* as her side comfortably completed victory by seven wickets.
Oxfordshire v Middlesex
Middlesex travelled to Didcot CC where they faced Oxfordshire, with a number of Sunrisers players featuring. Abtaha Maqsood made her Middlesex debut, Saskia Horley captained the side on her return, which featured Amara Carr, Kate Coppack, Anisha Dissanayake and Riva Pindoria.
Coppack and Maqsood both took two wickets each as the visitors restricted their opponents to 71/8, before Carr’s 29* helped guide Middlesex to an eight wicket win. In the second game Coppack (2 for 10), Dissanayake (1 for 20), and Pindoria (1 for 9) were in the wickets, with Oxfordshire posting 69 all out. Horley then hit 33* opening the batting as Middlesex completed a five wicket win.
Suffolk v Essex
Suffolk hosted Essex at Bury St Edmunds CC in another game featuring a host of Sunrisers players. Maddy Reynolds and Sophie Singer played for the hosts, whilst Kelly Castle captained her Essex team alongside Katherine Speed, Esmae MacGregor, Hollie Dring-Richardson, Bella Johnson, Prisha Bedi, and Sally Chapman.
Suffolk posted 72/6 from their twenty overs, with wickets being shared around the Essex bowling attack. In reply, Essex reached the target comfortably, with Speed finishing on 16* to guide her team towards a six wicket win. Unfortunately the second game fell victim to the weather before a ball was bowled.