Result
Final, Birmingham, Sep 27 2020, Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
231
(42.2/50 ov, target 232)
193
Vipers won by 38 runs
Player Of The Match
Southern Vipers
1m
• Graham Hardcastle

Charlotte Taylor spins Southern Vipers to victory on back of Georgia Adams' 80

Mystery bowler claims 6 for 34 after captain's knock lays the foundation for win over Northern Diamonds

Match centre 
Commentator: Valkerie Baynes
Scorecard summary
Southern Vipers231(49.5 overs)
Northern Diamonds193(42.2 overs)

5.15pm As the Vipers lift the trophy, thank you ever so much for joining us for the finale. We'll eagerly look forward to what shape next season takes. Until then, goodbye and take care.

5.07pm Player of the Final is Charlotte Taylor, who says: "A few weeks ago, I got drafted in a little bit later in the competition so just to be here now is a bit of a dream come true. My family are watching at home and it means a lot to them."

Diamonds captain Lauren Winfield-Hill said: "At the start we thought it was a 260 pitch so we were quite happy at half time but you've got to bat a lot better than we batted. Charlotte bowled really well but there were a lot of soft dismissals."

Georgia Adams, captain of the unbeaten Vipers said: "The team has showed so much character. Holding our nerve and really well batted by Emily Windsor at the end there."

5.00pm The Vipers win by 38 runs, built on captain Georgia Adams' 80 which laid the foundations for a total of 231, and finished off by Charlotte Taylor's 6-34 to bowl the Diamonds out for 193 in the 43rd over. Sterre Kalis put up a fight with a gutsy 55 for the Diamonds but it was not enough as the Vipers eased home.

42.2
w
Adams to Graham, OUT
and there it is, the Vipers are winers of the inaugural Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy! Graham goes big and she lofts the ball high as Paige Scholfield runs to mid-on to claim the catch at second grab
PC Graham c Scholfield b Adams 16 (27m 27b 1x4 0x6) SR: 59.25
42.1
Adams to Graham, no run
end of over 425 runs
ND: 193/9CRR: 4.59 • RRR: 4.87 • Need 39 from 48b
Katie Levick8 (15)
Phoebe Graham16 (25)
Maia Bouchier3-0-13-1
Lauren Bell9-0-43-0

Abhijato: "The Diamonds aren't going down without a fight!"

41.6
Bouchier to Levick, no run
41.5
1
Bouchier to Graham, 1 run
41.4
Bouchier to Graham, no run
41.3
4
Bouchier to Graham, FOUR runs
fullish, on her toes, she turns it away towards fine leg and it's going to go all the way
41.2
Bouchier to Graham, no run
41.1
Bouchier to Graham, no run

Maia Bouchier returns to the attack as the Vipers seek a final breakthrough

end of over 416 runs
ND: 188/9CRR: 4.58 • RRR: 4.88 • Need 44 from 54b
Phoebe Graham11 (20)
Katie Levick8 (14)
Lauren Bell9-0-43-0
Charlotte Dean10-1-35-1

It feels like a matter of time before the Vipers claim the last wicket they need, but this is a final and the Diamonds pair aren't going to give up. They need 44 from 54 balls.

40.6
1
Bell to Graham, 1 run
40.5
Bell to Graham, no run
40.5
1w
Bell to Graham, 1 wide
40.4
2
Bell to Graham, 2 runs
40.3
1
Bell to Levick, 1 run
40.2
Bell to Levick, no run
40.1
1
Bell to Graham, 1 run
end of over 403 runs
ND: 182/9CRR: 4.55 • RRR: 5.00 • Need 50 from 10.1ov
Katie Levick7 (12)
Phoebe Graham7 (16)
Charlotte Dean10-1-35-1
Lauren Bell8-0-37-0
39.6
Dean to Levick, no run
39.5
1
Dean to Graham, 1 run
39.4
Dean to Graham, no run
Match details
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossNorthern Diamonds , elected to field first
SeriesRachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy 2020
Player Of The Match
Charlotte Taylor
Series resultSouthern Vipers won the 2020 Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Season2020
Match days27 September 2020 (50-over match)
Umpires
Neil Pratt
Rob White
TV Umpire
James Middlebrook
Reserve Umpire
Sarah Bartlett
Match Referee
Steve Davis