Emily Arlott’s four-wicket over wipes out Vipers’ profitable begin
Sparks preserve 100% profitable document in spectacular type
Central Sparks 224 (Jones 55, Davies 45, Glenn 40, Taylor 3-22) beat Southern Vipers 104 (Wyatt 61, Arlott 5-29, Wong 3-18) by 120 runs
Emily Arlott took 4 wickets in an over together with a hat-trick as Central Sparks thrashed defending champions Southern Vipers by 120 runs at Hove to take care of their 100% document within the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.
The 23-year-old Worcestershire seamer trapped Maia Bouchier (1) on the crease with the primary ball of her fourth over earlier than claiming her hat-trick with the fourth, fifth and sixth deliveries. Georgia Elwiss (0) was additionally leg earlier than, Charlie Dean fantastically caught by the diving Amy Jones behind the stumps and Ella McCaughan bowled via the gate as she completed with 5 for 29.
Arlott, watched by England head coach Lisa Keightley, might have had a sixth wicket had Gwen Davies not dropped Danni Wyatt when she was on 4. The England worldwide went on to make 61, her third successive half-century, however Vipers had been dismissed for 104 in 27.5 overs and suffered their first defeat of the season.
It was a nasty day for the hosts who dropped 4 catches and donated 34 extras together with 29 wides. Sarah Glenn scored 11 off one ball from Tara Norris, hitting a no ball for 4 and the next free hit for six in her 40 off 37 balls, which helped Sparks to a complete of 224 from 49.2 overs.
Vipers appeared to have management within the 18th over when Amy Jones, who had scored 114 and 163 not out in her earlier two video games, misplaced her off stump to Dean’s off break for five and Sparks had been 57 for 3, however skipper Eve Jones and Gwen Davies placed on 71 in 16 overs with Jones hitting eight fours earlier than she was run out for 55 by McCaughan’s direct hit from backward level.
Davies was sixth out for 45 however Sparks scored 67 off the final ten overs because of some clear hitting by Glenn. On a sluggish pitch, off-spinner Charlotte Taylor took 3 for 22 from her ten overs whereas Dean had 3 for 37.
Vipers would have fancied their probabilities of chasing 225 however Wong and Arlott supplied management and acquired the bounce and carry which had eluded Vipers’ seam assault. Wyatt hit eight fours and doubled the rating in an eighth-wicket stand of 52 with Carla Rudd (10) earlier than Arlott returned within the twenty sixth over to have Rudd leg earlier than and Wong completed issues off with two wickets, together with Wyatt who was bowled via the gate.
“I was so engrossed in the game that it wasn’t until we were in the huddle afterwards that the other girls told me I’d taken a hat-trick,” Arlott stated. “I took one when I was 13 in a club game in Worcestershire so it’s a really special feeling.
“We did not anticipate the pitch to supply the bounce and carry we acquired however Issy [Wong] and I do know one another’s video games so effectively and if considered one of us is bowling effectively the opposite appears to be like to include. At any time when we get wickets we achieve this as a partnership however I used to be happy that she completed with three as effectively.”