Charlotte Edwards Cup Round-Up: 9-10 July

Tuesday 13th July 2021


Charlotte Edwards Cup Round-Up: 9-10 July

Regional sides with Kent representation both suffered defeat in the latest round of fixtures in the Charlotte Edwards Cup.

At The County Ground, Beckenham, South East Stars lost the Toss against Southern Vipers and were invited to bat first.

Their innings was built out of contributions rather than an individual innings of note – with Phoebe Franklin and Susie Rowe helping make sure the total kept ticking along with 24 and 19 respectively.

Opener Alice Davidson-Richards was bamboozled by Charlotte Taylor, stumped trying to negate the away swing and the second skied to mid-on.

Franklin accelerated with four boundaries before she was bowled off her pad, before Taylor returned to have Grace Gibbs flailing out to long-on. The off-spinner took four for 21 on the ground in the Trophy back in May.

Alice Capsey and Rowe nurdled nicely in a 30-run stand, but the latter swung out to deep midwicket and the latter was bowled by Lauren Bell when attempting a scoop.

With the ball, left-armer Alexa Stonehouse had no luck with her opening over, 18 runs coming from it. Kalea Moore took a wicket and leaked only six runs in her over, bowling Charlotte Dean for six, and Grace Gibbs also conceded nine runs from her one over.

Georgia Adams and Maia Bouchier produced a relentless display of scoring the Vipers maintained their flawless Charlotte Edwards Cup record with a seven-wicket victory.

Grace Scrivens and former Kent loanee Mia Rogers were on the receiving end of an Emma Lamb century as Sunrisers were defeated by 71 runs by the Thunder at Emirates Old Trafford.

Lamb became the first batter to score a century in the Charlotte Edwards T20 Cup as Thunder registered their second win in the new competition.

She reached her hundred off 54 balls and finished unbeaten on 111 off 61 balls having hit 11 fours and three sixes.

Scrivens’ four overs in the Thunder innings went for 22 runs, no mean feat considering the striking power on offer for the hosts.

With the bat, she fell for 7 from 12 deliveries, caught behind from the bowling of Laura Jackson; Rogers made 2 runs in a run chase that became too much for the Sunrisers.

The ‘CEC’ now takes a break for the start of The Hundred, with women’s sides playing the opening match of the competition at the Kia Oval.