Charlotte Edwards Cup Round-Up: 26 June

Monday 28th June 2021

Charlotte Edwards Cup Round-Up: 26 June

After it was announced that the ECB’s Regional Women’s T20 competition would be named the Charlotte Edwards Cup after the Kent & England legend, the first round of fixtures in the new tournament took place this past weekend.

Fresh from signing her first senior deal for the South East Stars, 16-year-old Kent Women seamer Alexa Stonehouse made her Stars debut along with Kent off-spinner Kalea Moore, with Horses Phoebe Franklin, Grace Gibbs & Susie Rowe also in the Stars side as they took on Lightning at Trent Bridge.

Given the task of opening the bowling on debut, Stonehouse dismissed her Kent teammate, ‘keeper-batter Sarah Bryce, with her second ball faced – Bryce hit one to backward point to depart for one.

Also making her foray into regional T20 cricket, Kalea Moore took 2 for 20 on an impressive first outing for the Stars.

Grace Gibbs bowled three overs for 20 runs and also took two catches as the Lightning were dismissed for just 107 runs.

Gibbs also made 11 in the Stars’ reply, with Phoebe Franklin (24*) and Susie Rowe (2*) both not out batters as Stars chased down 108 in just 13.1 overs, losing four wickets in the process.

Bryce’s Kent & Lightning teammate, left-arm spinner Kirstie Gordon, made four with the bat and bowled three overs for 28 runs.

Grace Scrivens put in a Player of the Match performance for Sunrisers as they defeated Western Storm by seven wickets with 13 balls remaining at Taunton.

The 17-year-old Kent all-rounder dismissed Storm’s Katie George for five on her way to bowling figures of 4-0-1-16, before leading the charge batting at four in Sunrisers’ chase of 130, smashing 34 not out with two fours and one six to help see Sunrisers home.

Her Kent teammate, WLC loanee Mia Rogers, took one catch and did not bat as Scrivens and Amelia Carr sealed victory with a four in the 18th over.

The next ‘CEC’ matches involving Kent Women includes South East Stars’ clash with Central Sparks at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence, which is FREE entry to all on Saturday 3 July, a 14:30 start.

The Sunrisers are also in action on Friday 2 July at Chelmsford, taking on Northern Diamonds at a 18:30 start.