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An unbeaten stand of 78 between Amy Jones and Ellyse Perry helped Phoenix make it two from two with an eight-wicket victory over the Rockets at Edgbaston; Emily Arlott’s 3-19 helped limit the guests to 116-9 from their 100 balls

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Highlights of The Women's Hundred match between Birmingham Phoenix and Trent Rockets

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Highlights of The Girls’s Hundred match between Birmingham Phoenix and Trent Rockets

Highlights of The Girls’s Hundred match between Birmingham Phoenix and Trent Rockets

Emily Arlott and Amy Jones performed starring roles as Birmingham Phoenix cruised to an eight-wicket victory over Trent Rockets at Edgbaston after an astonishing collapse from the guests in The Hundred…

Story of the sport

Arlott was the decide of the bowlers, claiming 3-20, together with the important thing scalp of Rockets captain Nat Sciver, and was ably supported by Georgia Elwiss and Sophie Molineux, who picked up two wickets apiece for the house aspect.

Rockets by no means actually seemed as if they’d a solution for Phoenix’s all-round bowling brilliance, with all bar three batters falling for single-figure scores as they slumped from 70-1 to a sub-par complete of 116-9.

Phoenix then cantered residence with the bat in reply, with Jones and Ellyse Perry posting an unbeaten 44 and 39 respectively of their third-wicket stand to safe an unbeaten begin to the season.

Rockets initially struggled to search out any type of momentum of their innings. Molineux’s first set of 10 deliveries price her simply six runs contained in the powerplay and included the wicket of England opener Bryony Smith for one.

Sciver, making her first Hundred look of 2022, and Elyse Villani had been then capable of construct a strong basis, nonetheless, taking the Rockets as much as 70 for one because of their half-century partnership.

It was a partnership of stability fairly than intent, although, and when Villani holed out to Perry at lengthy on off the bowling of Elwiss for 33, it signalled the beginning of a depressing collapse.

Trent Rockets 116-9 from 100 balls – Villani (33 off 25 balls), Sciver (31 off 31 balls); Arlott (3-19 from 20 balls), Elwiss (2-16 from 15 balls), Molineux (2-22 from 20 balls).

Birmingham Phoenix 117-2 from 91 balls – A Jones (44 from 32 balls), Perry (39 from 28 balls); King (1-18 from 20 balls), Sciver (1-24 from 15 balls).

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Sciver herself departed not lengthy after for an uncharacteristically quiet run-a-ball 31 earlier than abroad star Mignon du Preez hooked an Issy Wong brief ball straight into the arms of Gwen Davies for simply two. No 10 Kathryn Bryce was the one different Rockets batter to succeed in double digits because the guests crumbled.

Phoenix didn’t precisely get off to a flier in reply however had no have to with such a low complete to chase. Sophie Devine holed out trying to line up Sciver and departed for 16, whereas Eve Jones went for 16 not lengthy after, however from then on it was plain crusing.

Amy Jones' unbeaten 44 helped Birmingham Phoenix to victory over Trent Rockets

Amy Jones’ unbeaten 44 helped Birmingham Phoenix to victory over Trent Rockets

No actual dangers had been required, and Perry and Amy Jones had been capable of manipulate the sphere and decide up singles for a lot of the center of the innings. Certainly, Jones specifically seemed in high-quality contact as she racked up her 44 off 32 deliveries.

A succession of wonderful pictures off England’s Sarah Glenn flew off the bat and over the boundary rope for 4 to convey her aspect inside touching distance of victory.

The second, a reverse-paddle previous level, stood out as a second of brilliance in a largely jeopardy-free chase as she and Perry accelerated on the dying to see them over the road with 9 balls to spare.

Not even final week’s hat-trick hero Alana King may encourage Rockets, whereas massive names Glenn and Katherine Brunt too had been unable to make an affect and each completed wicketless.

Hero of the match, Amy Jones (44 not out from 32 balls, 5×4)

“It felt just like the run-rate was creeping up at phases they usually bowled actually tight and it felt fairly arduous to search out the boundary. As soon as a pair received by means of, it felt like we had been catching up with it.

“It is large [to win this game]. With the video games coming thick and quick it is nice. We’ll clearly be seeking to win each recreation and preserve that going so long as potential.”

Match hero Amy Jones reflects on Birmingham Phoenix's win over the Trent Rockets

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Match hero Amy Jones displays on Birmingham Phoenix’s win over the Trent Rockets

Match hero Amy Jones displays on Birmingham Phoenix’s win over the Trent Rockets

What they mentioned

Birmingham Phoenix captain Sophie Devine: “I am actually happy – I believed the bowlers did a implausible job on that wicket. There are a few gamers who’ve performed the Commonwealth Video games right here, so we have some native information and I believed the bowlers executed very well.

“Then the best way Amy and Ellyse completed the sport off, that simply reveals their expertise.

“We all know how vital it’s to get early wins in a contest like this, which is such a brief match for us. We tackle the Superchargers on Friday and that is going to be one other huge recreation, and in the event you win that you have your foot within the door for the later phases of the match.”

What’s subsequent?

Trent Rockets are again on residence turf on Wednesday after they host Oval Invincibles (3.30pm). Birmigham Phoenix, in the meantime, travel to Headingley to face Northern Superchargers on Friday, August 19 (3.30pm).

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