Recent Match Report – Phoenix vs N S-Chargers 11th Match 2022

Birmingham Phoenix 153 for 4 (Jones 48, Davidson-Richards 3-30) beat Northern Superchargers 148 for five (Healy 46) by 5 runs

Birmingham Phoenix Women maintained their excellent begin to The Hundred with a 5-run win over Northern Superchargers at Edgbaston.

It’s three wins out of three now for Phoenix after a stroke-laden 48 from Amy Jones, who hit 9 of the 28 balls she confronted for 4, lifted them to a testing 153 for 4 regardless of Alice Davidson-Richards’ spectacular three for 30.

Superchargers’ reply then bumped into an excellent spell from Sophie Molineux. The Aussie sluggish left-armer bowled her first two units with out conceding a run and returned to take away the damaging Alyssa Healy (46, 28 balls) on the best way to figures of two for 11 from 20 balls because the guests completed on 148 for 5.

Superchargers selected to bowl however Phoenix began strongly as Eve Jones and Sophie Devine batted purposefully so as to add 37 from 23 balls. Devine (19, 11 balls) had simply stepped on the fuel, with a 4 and a six from successive balls from Davidson-Richards, when she lifted the following to Laura Wolvaardt at deep sq. leg.

It proved an remoted early breakthrough as second-wicket pair Amy and Eve Jones added 67 in 43 balls earlier than the latter lifted Katie Levick to additional cowl. Amy Jones performed some glowing strokes to advance to inside two of a deserved half-century earlier than Davidson-Richards lured her into sending up a forefront to additional.

Molineux saved the momentum excessive with a effectively-struck 24 (13 balls) earlier than she was bowled by Davidson-Richards. The Superchargers have been hindered by the lack of Beth Langston, who fell within the supply stride of her fifteenth ball and limped off the sphere, and an unbeaten 22 from the constant Ellyse Perry (who averages 119 on this yr’s competitors) assured Phoenix a difficult complete.

The Superchargers’ reply began in curious trend as Molineux delivered ten balls with conceding a run at one finish, however 40 got here from the primary 15 balls on the different as Healy climbed into Izzy Wong and Geirgia Elwiss. Healy hit seven fours and a six and was threatening to win the sport single-handed till Molineux returned to have her neatly stumped by Amy Jones.

Gaby Lewis, who had been the quieter accomplice in a gap stand of 68 from 45 balls, fell three balls later to an excellent catch at deep mid-wicket by Gwenan Davies off Abtaha Maqsood. When Emily Arlott trapped Beth Heath lbw, three wickets had fallen for 12 balls in 15 balls and two runs per ball have been wanted from the final seven units.

Wolvaart (32, 24 balls) and Hollie Armitage (31,20), assisted by some untidy fielding, had an actual good go however a skilful set by Wong cranked the equation as much as 27 wanted from ten balls. Molineux returned to have Wolvaart caught at deep mid-wicket, Armitage heaved Eliwiss to the identical place and Phoenix’s 100 per cent document was secure.

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