KSL 2017, Match 8, 9, 10 Roundup: Loughborough, Surrey, Western Storm register wins
Loughborough Lightning finally opened their points tally after three consecutive defeats with a bonus point win.
Updated - Aug 21, 2017 2:09 pm
The Surrey Stars continued their dominance in the 2017 Kia Super League they registered their 3rd consecutive win the tournament defeating Southern Vipers by four runs (by D/L/S method) while the Loughborough Lightning finally opened their points tally after three consecutive defeats with a bonus point win over the Lancashire Thunder, who faced their third consecutive loss on Sunday in one of the three games played in the tournament.
Loughborough Lightning vs Lancashire Thunder:
Ellyse Perry carried the Lightning’s innings after they elected to bat as the Australian all-rounder scored an unbeaten 78 off 57 balls with 10 fours and a six to take her side to 140/5 in 20 overs. Only Sarah Glenn (22) and Abigail Freeborn (16*) got into double figures for the Loughborough.
Perry struck with the ball as well as she applied early breaks to the Thunder’s chase by dismissing Emma Lamb and Sarah Taylor cheaply. Beth Langston picked up three wickets to bowl out the Lancashire side to just 90 runs and bag a bonus point.
Loughborough Lightning 140/5 in 20 overs (Ellyse Perry 78*; Danielle Hazell 2/16)
Lancashire Thunder 90/10 in 17.2 overs (Amy Satterthwaite 21; Beth Langston 3/14)
Loughborough Lightning won by 50 runs
Surrey Stars vs Southern Vipers:
Some tight bowling from the Vipers and run outs didn’t allow Surrey Stars to post a big total after electing to bat first and despite a good start. Lizelle Lee struck 40 off just 24 balls with eight fours as Surrey raced to 47 by 4.5 overs. Her South African mate Marizanne Kapp steadied the ship with 42 off 48 balls as Surrey kept losing wickets.
Surrey began well in defence of their 127-run total with Laura Marsh getting Mignon du Preez and Danielle Wyatt in space of 4 balls. Captain Natalie Sciver picked up three wickets and effected a run out to reduce the Southern Vipers to 79/7 in 15th over but Suzie Bates kept scoring on the other end with an unbeaten 50. Vipers scored 21 runs in just nine balls to stand at 100/7 in 16.2 overs before rain made an entrance into the game. The Vipers were four runs behind the D/L/S par score and bagged their first loss of the season.
Surrey Stars 127/8 in 20 overs (Marizanne Kapp 42; Hayley Matthews 2/23)
Southern Vipers 90/10 in 17.2 overs (Suzie Bates 50*; Natalie Sciver 3/28)
Surrey Stars won by 4 runs (D/L/S method)
Yorkshire Diamonds vs Western Storm:
Lauren Winfield and Sophie Devine got off the Yorkshire Diamonds to a blistering start with a 67-run stand for the 2nd wicket in just 34 balls. Devine scored 41 off 21 balls with five fours and two sixes while Winfield struck 58 with eight fours and a six in 44 balls. However, Yorkshire could only end up with 160/7 in their 20 overs as only 31 runs came off the last 5 overs.
The Western Storm openers Rachel Priest and Heather Knight didn’t give the Diamonds any chance to cheer chasing down the target without losing a wicket. Priest scored a 65-ball 106 while captain Knight scored 48 off 38. She brought up her fifty off 39 balls and completed the century in another 25 balls. She hit 14 fours and three sixes during her unbeaten century.
Yorkshire Diamonds 160/7 in 20 overs (Lauren Winfield 58; Holly Huddleston 1/19)
Western Storm 161/0 in 17 overs (Rachel Priest 106*, Heather Knight 48*)
Western Storm won by 10 wickets