length ball angling in, hauled away through backward square, and that means a three-wicket win for Spirit!
5.55pm: On we go then, no time to dwell. There's always another 100 balls on the horizon! They'll be tossing up in the men's game very shortly, so head over to keep Andrew Miller company and fingers crossed for another decent contest. Cheerio!
5.50pm: Well, it was tighter than it looked like being, but eventually won with four balls to spare after Dani Gibson boshed a couple of no-nonsense boundaries. Phoenix's total always looked a little light and although they kept taking wickets, Spirit stayed level to sneak home in the final set. A second competitive finish between the women, but the home side couldn't turn the support to their advantage here.
Eve Jones is Hero of the Match: "Yeah, got off to a slow start but managed to catch up. Pleasing to get some runs but disappointed with the result. Two really good games to start the women's comp off. [Advice from captain] Said be positive and play my shots. We thought we wanted 140 when batting, so probably left 10 runs out there. [Crowd] Brilliant to play in front of this many people, really good to have some noise behind us."
Georgia Elwiss to bowl the last set, one run needed. Gibson didn't need to get off strike after all!
reverse-swept away through backward point... and a misfield means it's going for four! Eve Jones was coming across and seemed to get there, but couldn't pull it in! Suddenly the tension for Spirit dissipates
Out comes Danielle Gordon, six balls left and she just wants to get off strike
tossed up and mishit into the leg side, they are going to push for a second... but Jones collects the throw and completes the run-out! Mack with the good work in the field and Dean was always struggling, left with her face in the dirt, the job still not quite done for Spirit!
And now Phoenix are told they have to have an extra fielder inside the ring, because they've missed the cut-off. So six inside and three allowed outside
accurate stuff, drifting in with the arm and Dean can't do anything with it
tip and run into the covers, they pinch the one!
clipped to the bowler, run-out chance with Dean backing up! Gordon stretched for the stumps but the batter was just back. But it's another dot
Last ten balls from the Pavilion End, seven needed. Kirstie Gordon to bowl
chopped into the off side, Carr was slow to get going as Jones fielded... but there's no one at the bowler's stumps to complete the run-out! Spirit pushing hard here and Phoenix are feeling the heat
slower ball, wide of the stumps and Dean has to reach for it, does well to bottom edge a single to leg
pitched up on the stumps, Carr tickles this down to long-on
shuffles across and dabs this for a couple behind point
Jones is keeping up to the stumps here
scooped over the keeper! Beautifully done by Carr, moved early and set herself for the shot... brings the rate back down for Spirit
The cut-off for Phoenix to start bowling the final five, by the way, is 5.41pm. So five minutes to bowl ten balls... Issy Wong is back, Phoenix hunting poles
"Have a feeling the Spirit might just choke their way out of the game," gasps Abhiram Madala
slung down slightly round arm, turned leg side moving across, could be a run-out chance at the bowler's end... but Jones' throw misses! Dean was struggling there
this time they aren't sharp enough, as Carr pokes one in front of mid-off
tossed up and prodded into the covers, a valuable dot ball
sprayed down the leg side and Jones can't gather it cleanly either
over the wicket, lobbed up and prodded through the covers for one
Out comes Amara Carr, still work to do for Spirit
oh my word, she's slapped a full toss to deep midwicket! Sharma walks off shaking her head, and suddenly Phoenix look the likelier winners! Not a great ball, Deepti jumped out to attack it, almost connected too well as it flew hard and flat to Mack, who bagged it safely
Good time to switch ends, Sharma on strike to Erin Burns
timbaaaaaaaaahhh! Superb yorker and Rowe is cleaned up! Full, dipping late at 61mph, she can't her bat down in time, and Arlott claims another! Spirit having a wobble at just the wrong moment
length ball angling in at 66mph, Rowe tucks it the leg side
Susie Rowe is out at No. 6, still 21 needed off the last 22
pumped towards mid-off, Elwiss holds it running to her left! Tryon falls trying to go big, got elevation but not enough distance and it's safely pouched. Vital wicket for Phoenix, keeping the pressure on