South East Stars 283 for 7 (Smith 97, Chathli 61) beat Central Sparks 131 (Davidson-Richards 3-20, McDonald-Homosexual 3-27) by 152 runs
South East Stars secured qualification within the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy in essentially the most emphatic type with a 152-run victory over Central Sparks in a winner-takes-all conflict at Edgbaston.
Put in, Stars misplaced an early wicket when Alexa Stonehouse skied a slog at Emily Arlott, but it surely was an remoted success with the brand new ball for the bowlers as Chathli and Smith added 125 in 21 overs for the second wicket.
After Chathli chipped Baker to mid-off and Smith fell three wanting a deserved century when she top-edged Davis to midwicket, the innings misplaced momentum within the center earlier than a late fillip got here from Chloe Hill (34 off 24) and Maddie Blinkhorn-Jones. They batted intelligently so as to add 57 in 48 balls for the eighth wicket to raise the overall from round par to imposing.
Below some scoreboard stress, Sparks wanted a powerful platform however misplaced each openers in three balls from McDonald-Homosexual. Eve Jones was strangled down the leg facet after which Bethan Ellis edged a beautiful outswinger to wicketkeeper Chathli.
Inexperienced and Abi Freeborn counterattacked with transient success to take the rating to 50 in ten overs however the departure of Freeborn, lbw to Paige Scholfield, triggered a collapse. Davidson-Richards eliminated Ami Campbell, caught at deep midwicket, and Katie George who top-edged a scoop and was properly caught by Chathli working again in direction of tremendous leg.
When Inexperienced, having hit six fours, was bowled by Danielle Gregory, it was 102 for 7. Sparks wanted one thing miraculous from their tail however Stars closed the sport out with out alarms.