RESULT
11th Match, Birmingham, August 19, 2022, The Hundred Women's Competition
153/4
(100 balls, T:154) 148/5

Phoenix won by 5 runs

Player Of The Match
24 (13) & 2/11
sophie-molineux
Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah
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Scorecard summary
Birmingham Phoenix (Women) 153/4(100 balls)
Northern Superchargers (Women) 148/5(100 balls)
CHANGE OF END
after 100 balls12 runs • 1 wicket
NSC-W: 148/5
Jenny Gunn12 (4b 2x4)
Alice Davidson-Richards1 (1b)
Georgia Elwiss 1/40 (20)

6.20pm It's a double-header tonight, in case you needed reminding. We've begun our coverage of the men's game between these two sides, so pop over there to continue your evening's thrills and spills. It's goodbye from me, Hemant and Chandan, though. We hope you've enjoyed our coverage.

Sophie Molineux is the Player of the Match. "It was a great game," she says. "They kept taking it to us, and credit to their batting order, they kept coming at us, and we did well to hold our nerve. I try not to think too much. Simple plans, I go back to that, and try to control my breathing and so forth. [Amy Jones and co] were awesome at the top, it sent a message to us that there's a platform there and we can try to kick on. We're in great spirits, it's a great group, I'm really loving it here."

6.12pm Phoenix win by five runs, and move to the top of the table with three wins in three games, and a better net run rate than the Southern Braves. Excellent all-round performance, with Amy Jones and Sophie Molineux shining brightest as they kept a spirited Superchargers side at bay. Molineux was particularly outstanding, conceding just two runs off her first 15 balls - no runs in her first two sets - and this while Alyssa Healy was threatening to win the match all by herself against the other bowlers.

100
2
Elwiss to Gunn, 2 runs

slower ball angling into leg stump, swiped away to deep square leg, and that is that

99
4
Elwiss to Gunn, FOUR runs

full, angling into the stumps, and Gunn gets some power behind this hit too, but not enough to clear the boundary. Yorks long-on running in from the boundary and diving forward

98
4
Elwiss to Gunn, FOUR runs

finds the gap between deep backward square leg and deep midwicket. Another full-toss angling into leg stump, and Gunn swipes it away to bring it down to 12 off two balls

97
2
Elwiss to Gunn, 2 runs

full-toss angling into leg stump, whipped away to the left of deep square leg

Jenny Gunn is the new batter.

96
W
Elwiss to Armitage, OUT

and that could be that. The big wicket. Length ball angling into the stumps, whipped in the air, timed fairly well, but picks out Perry, running smartly to her left at deep midwicket

Hollie Armitage c Perry b Elwiss 31 (19b 4x4 0x6) SR: 163.15

18 to get off the final over. Elwis to bowl.

after 95 balls9 runs • 1 wicket
NSC-W: 136/4Need 18 from 5 balls
Hollie Armitage31 (18b 4x4)
Alice Davidson-Richards1 (1b)
Sophie Molineux 2/11 (20)
95
Molineux to Armitage, no run

and now the missed stumping. Steps out, and swipes across the line of the quicker one. Jones can't react quickly enough behind the stumps. Terrific end to a terrific bowling display from Molineux

94
2
Molineux to Armitage, 2 runs

dropped. Difficult catch for extra-cover moving to her left, Elwiss. Steps out, steps leg-side to try and loft inside-out, but can't quite get enough elevation. Leaps to her left with arms outstretched, and can't quite grab on

93
1
Molineux to Davidson-Richards, 1 run

quickish length ball outside off, reverse-paddled towards short third

In walks Davidson-Richards.

92
W
Molineux to Wolvaardt, OUT

and Molineux has her revenge. Attacks the stumps with a flat length ball, and Wolvaardt can't get enough power behind her slog-sweep. Perry completes the job, running in from the boundary at deep midwicket

Laura Wolvaardt c Perry b Molineux 32 (24b 1x4 1x6) SR: 133.33
91
6
Molineux to Wolvaardt, SIX runs

but she bowls a full-toss now, angling into off stump, and Wolvaardt finds her timing finally. Clears her front leg and wallops this over the boundary to the right of long-on

Ten balls to go, and five of them will be bowled now by Sophie Molineux. A crucial, crucial set. She's only conceded two runs off her first 15.

CHANGE OF END
after 90 balls4 runs
NSC-W: 127/3Need 27 from 10 balls
Hollie Armitage29 (16b 4x4)
Laura Wolvaardt26 (22b 1x4)
Issy Wong 0/26 (15)
90
2
Wong to Armitage, 2 runs

steps out, swipes the length ball to the right of long-on, and hurries back for a risky second run. Makes it in the end

89
Wong to Armitage, no run

down the track again, trying to make room, and Wong follows her with a length ball. Swipes across it, and there's an appeal for stumping as Armitage swings herself round in the attempt to hit the ball. Ends up dragging herself outside the crease, and it looks like Jones has taken the bails off before she can slide back in. Or has she? It looks really close, maybe a tiny bit of her foot is behind the line. Not out is the third umpire's decision.

88
Wong to Armitage, no run

Steps out, looking to hit inside-out, and edges the full-toss thickly, hits Jones' right boot. May have run away for four otherwise. Hard job to do, standing up to the seamer

87
1
Wong to Wolvaardt, 1 run

another loopy slower ball, on off stump. Clears her front leg and swipes to long-on. The batter is having to manufacture all the power herself, with Wong giving them nothing to work with

86
1
Wong to Armitage, 1 run

slower ball, quite full on middle stump, flat-batted off the front foot to long-on

Wong. Superchargers need 31 off 15.

after 85 balls8 runs
NSC-W: 123/3Need 31 from 15 balls
Laura Wolvaardt25 (21b 1x4)
Hollie Armitage26 (12b 4x4)
Kirstie Gordon 0/17 (10)
85
1
Gordon to Wolvaardt, 1 run

steps out again, not quite to the pitch of this one pitching outside off, swipes it down to long-on

84
4
Gordon to Wolvaardt, FOUR runs

steps out again and Gordon slows it down outside off. Lofts it to the left of long-off, and Devine overruns the ball, as the ball lands and turns to her right to dribble away past the rope

83
1
Gordon to Armitage, 1 run

full outside off, brings out the reverse-paddle to pick up a single to short third

82
1
Gordon to Wolvaardt, 1 run

steps out, Gordon shifts her line wider, drives in the air, on the bounce to long-off

81
1
Gordon to Armitage, 1 run

steps out, gets close to the pitch of this off-stumpish ball, and chips it over the bowler and down to long-off

The required rate is nearly two a ball. Armitage is striking it well, but Wolvaardt is struggling for timing. Here's Gordon.

Best performances - batters
AE Jones
AE Jones BP-W
48 runs (28)
9 fours0 six
Control
86%
Productive shot
pull
8 runs
2 fours0 six
808076613
AJ Healy
AJ Healy NSC-W
46 runs (28)
7 fours1 six
Control
71%
Productive shot
off drive
14 runs
2 fours1 six
0511061455
Best performances - bowlers
AN Davidson-Richards
AN Davidson-Richards NSC-W
B
20
0s
6
R
30
W
3
RPB
1.50
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossNorthern Superchargers (Women), elected to field first
Series
Season2022
Player Of The Match
Phoenix
Sophie Molineux
Match days19 August 2022 - day (100-ball match)
Umpires
England
Anna Harris
England
Paul Baldwin
TV Umpire
England
Mike Burns
Reserve Umpire
England
Joanne Ibbotson
Balls per over5
Match Referee
England
Peter Such
PointsBirmingham Phoenix (Women) 2, Northern Superchargers (Women) 0
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