Recent Match Report – Rockets vs Originals 3rd Match 2022


Trent Rockets 119 for five (Freeborn 45*) beat Manchester Originals 76 (King 4-15) by 43 runs

Alana King took the primary hat-trick within the ladies’s Hundred as Trent Rockets comfortably beat Manchester Originals by 43 runs at Emirates Old Trafford.

Fresh from a gold medal for Australia within the Commonwealth Games final weekend, King had a close to-excellent day with bat, ball, and within the subject, as spin dominated the low-scoring affair.

Seven of Originals’ ten wickets fell to spin as they have been bowled out in pursuit of 119, after Rockets’ Abbey Freeborn high-scored with an unbeaten 45 off 38 amongst a stable bowling and fielding effort from the house aspect.

But it was King, who scored a fast 19 off 9, claimed 4 for 15 off 20 with the ball, and took a implausible catch to around her efficiency off, who will rightly take the headlines.

King dismissed Cordelia Griffith, bowled for 12, earlier than Sophie Ecclestone was trapped lbw first ball. With the group anticipating one thing particular, Originals’ captain Cross was the sufferer of the hat-trick ball, as a jubilant King wheeled away in celebration after bowling the England worldwide.

After being inserted, Rockets struggled with the bat within the absence of Australia abroad signing Meg Lanning, who’s taking an indefinite break from cricket, as they slipped to 43 for 4 after 40 balls.

Elyse Villani, standing in as Rockets captain for Nat Sciver, who missed the match for private causes, tried innovation in her three-ball innings, however was out reverse sweeping Hannah Jones for simply 4. Marie Kelly, Mignon Du Preez, and Bryony Smith additionally fell for low scores, as Originals captain Kate Cross utilised the quick-altering nature of the format to introduce all six of her bowlers inside the first 30 balls of the match to nice impact.

Freeborn was the mainstay of the Rockets innings, utilizing a combination of energy and deftness on her approach to 45. She was assisted by King’s aggressive 19, together with two large sixes over midwicket – the one maximums of the innings – to tug the Rockets to what seemed an below-par 119 for five.

The wickets have been shared round for Originals with former West Indies participant Deandra Dottin’s 2 for 21 from 20 standing out in limiting the Rockets complete.

Recently retired former South Africa worldwide Lizelle Lee bought Originals off to the right begin, hitting the primary ball of the chase for six, after which adopted that up with two extra fours to take 14 from Katherine Brunt’s opening set of 5.

However, after Lamb was bowled by Kathryn Bryce for nought, it was Rockets’ spinners that made the important thing contributions. First, the damaging Dottin was caught off King with out scoring earlier than Sarah Glenn took a spectacular outstretched one-handed catch to dismiss the damaging Lee for 17. Glenn then struck together with her first ball, getting New Zealand’s Amy Satterthwaite stumped.

But it was King’s historic hat-trick that the sizeable Mancunian crowd will bear in mind. Her close to-excellent day wasn’t over both, as she took a wonderful catch diving ahead to dismiss Ami Campbell off fellow legspinner Glenn for 13.

From there the Originals innings petered out, ending in disappointing trend with a run-out to go away them with a heavy 43-run defeat.

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