Tammy Beaumont guides The Blaze to victory in the Charlotte Edwards Cup
The latest match of Women’s Cricket was a nail-biting experience as England’s Tammy Beaumont single-handedly led her team, The Blaze, to an unbeaten start and took them on top of the table with a spectacular win against Southern Vipers. With this triumph, they have now achieved four wins in four games.
The journey towards victory wasn’t easy for The Blaze as they bowled out Vipers for 118. However, their batting line-up struggled initially before Sophie Munro partnered with Tammy and helped guide the team to a five-wicket victory with just two balls remaining.
A fine start from Vipers:
Vipers got off to an incredible start batting first at County Ground in Derby. Maia Bouchier and Danni Wyatt were phenomenal as openers scoring 16 and 23 runs respectively that took the total score up to 44 before falling consecutively.
Nicole Faltum departed for one soon afterwards while captain Georgia Adams contributed significantly by smashing 31 runs from just 27 balls that made it easier for other players who followed. However, the final five wickets fell quickly taking only fifteen runs which resulted in defeat after winning their opening two games of this campaign.
Thunder seals back-to-back victories:
In another match held at Worcester, Emma Lamb played outstandingly well scoring half-century innings that ultimately resulted in Thunder sealing back-to-back victories defeating Central Sparks by thirty-six runs at New Road.
Fellow opener Liberty Heap departed on the first ball in the opening over, but her departure brought Fi Morris to the crease and her 91-run partnership with Lamb frustrated Sparks. They managed to remove Morris later, but Deandra Dottin’s 24 off 11 balls, followed by Seren Smale’s quickfire cameo of fifteen runs in as many deliveries helped Thunder set a target of 156 for Sparks.
In response, it was a disastrous start for Central Sparks as Eve Jones got out on the first ball caught by Threlkeld off Mahika Gaur. Soon after Bethan Ellis was run out for only two runs which left their team at three wickets down with just three overs played.
Davina Perrin and top-scorer Erin Burns added significant contributions of 28 and 41 runs respectively, stabilizing the innings by adding fifty-two crucial runs before being dismissed quickly.
No extra pressure on England:
Nat Sciver-Brunt shared that there is no additional pressure on England despite record ticket sales for Women’s Ashes. The players are determined to give their best shot without any distractions while keeping up with training sessions every day.