Emily Arlott half-century seals victory for Sparks over Sunrisers

Central Sparks 260 for 9 (Arlott 63, Freeborn 46, Perrin 45, Villiers 3-44) beat Sunrisers 121 (Scrivens 61, Perrin 3-26) by 139 runs

Central Sparks rounded off their Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy marketing campaign with an emphatic 139-run win over Sunrisers at Worcester.

Each side went into their closing group recreation with hopes of qualification for the knockout stage over however Sparks no less than ended on a excessive after piling up 260 for 9 after which rattling out their opponents for simply 121.

Their hefty complete was constructed by a stable collective effort led by Emily Arlott (63, 73 balls), supported by Abi Freeborn (46, 45) and 16-year-old Davina Perrin (45, 51). Mady Villers took 3 for 44 for Sunrisers.

Sunrisers then accomplished their marketing campaign and not using a win after Grace Scrivens (61, 75) provided lone resistance, nobody else reaching 15. Perrin accomplished her wonderful day with 3 for 26.

Sunrisers selected to bowl and rapidly took an enormous wicket when Villiers bowled skipper Eve Jones by an tried minimize within the fifth over however Perrin and Freeborn added 77 in 12 overs. Jodie Grewcock hit again by bowling Perrin and Ami Campbell within the area of 5 balls, however the Sparks’ center order fired successfully.

Arlott struck eight fours and a six and Sarah Glenn (33, 38 balls, 4 fours and a six) injected impetus which took the Sparks’ complete from stable to imposing.

Confronted with some scoreboard strain, Sunrisers wanted a powerful begin however an instantaneous brake was utilized by the accuracy of Grace Potts. The opening stand of 23 between Scrivens and Jodie Grewcock occupied eight overs earlier than the latter performed on to Arlott, her 5 runs having taken 25 balls.

Naomi Dattani began purposefully with three fours in a cameo of 13 however after she edged Potts and was neatly taken by wicketkeeper Freeborn, standing as much as the stumps, Scrivens was starved of additional assist. The final seven wickets fell for 58 runs as Perrin ran by the center order and Glenn added two wickets to her earlier necessary contribution with the bat.

Scrivens reached a valiant 66-ball half-century earlier than she was final to fall, run out by Georgia Davis’s throw from mid off, a predatory piece of fielding which encapsulated an all-round spectacular show by Sparks.

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