Contemporary Fit Record – Hurricane vs Vipers 2023
Southern Vipers 107 for three (Bouchier 45) beat Western Hurricane 105 for 8 (Luff 44, Bell 3-19) by way of seven wickets
England offspinner Dean overtook Tara Norris as her 2 for 15 catapulted her to 52 wickets for the aspect around the Kia Tremendous League, Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, and Charlotte Edwards Cup.
Hurricane selected to bat first on a dry wicket beneath transparent blue skies however had been 4 for three ahead of the tip of the second one over.
Nat Wraith chipped Bell to hide 3rd ball ahead of Dani Gibson edged in the back of a hooping in-swinging supply. Anya Shrubsole then had her former England captain Heather Knight stumped off a large to proceed the procession of wickets.
Vipers had walked out previous the Charlotte Edwards Cup trophy, with Hampshire’s Energy Blast trophy additionally on display, as the 2 aspects celebrated their 2022 triumphs.
Fran Wilson tried to settle issues down and carved Bell for obstacles via level each side of being dropped to start with slip. She was once quickly stumped off Dean ahead of Orla Prendergast did not take her existence – having been put down by way of Bouchier – as she stepped throughout her stumps and was once lbw. Alex Griffith did not fare significantly better as she picked out long-on.
Round all of the wickets, captain Sophie Luff was once the usage of her textbook working to just right impact, whilst virtually single-handily taking Hurricane to a couple type of respectability with 5 fours. She fell for 44 when slapping a returning Bell to indicate – the quick bowler returning 3 for 19. Niamh Holland was once the remaining to leave when she was once castled by way of Linsey Smith as Hurricane limped to 105 for 8.
Danni Wyatt were given the answer off to a flyer with a trio of powerfully struck obstacles off the primary over ahead of Bouchier took over with some brutal putting down the bottom.
Wyatt was once yorked by way of Prendergast and Nicole Faltum was once bowled in the course of the gate by way of Lauren Filer. However Bouchier’s easy run making made positive there was once no wobble as she placed on 47 with Georgia Adams to take them inside 11 runs.
Having struck 8 fours, Bouchier tried to succeed in a half-century with a six over midwicket however was once stuck at the boundary edge. However Georgia Elwiss clubbed the successful runs after her swing to the leg aspect was once dropped at the ropes and driven for 4 to verify Vipers stay unbeaten for the reason that 2021 Eliminator within the Charlotte Edwards Cup.