Phillips Stars As Fire Defeat Spirit

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Glenn Phillips scored 80 off just 35 balls as the Welsh Fire men defeated the London Spirit in the final group stage game of the Hundred.

Welsh Fire vs London Spirit (Women)

London Spirit would win the toss and elected to field first.

Bryony Smith would be caught by Alice Monaghan off the bowling of Freya Davies for 13 before Hayley Matthews would be LBW to Deepti Sharma for 7. Sophie Luff would be caught behind by Tammy Beaumont off the bowling of Danielle Gibson for a golden duck before Alice Macleod would be caught by Sophie Munro off the bowling of Sharma for 2.

Piepa Cleary would be caught by Sharma off the bowling of Heather Knight without scoring before Georgia Redmayne would be bowled by the same bowler for 35. Katie George would be caught by Gibson off the bowling of Charlotte Dean for 5 before Georgia Hennessy would be bowled by the same bowler for 11. Alex Griffiths would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Monaghan off the bowling of Gibson for 6 with both Natasha Wraith and Nicole Harvey finishing 3 not out.

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Chloe Tryon would be caught by Harvey off the bowling of Matthews for 4 before Beaumont would be bowled by Cleary for 8. Deandra Dottin would be the other wicket to fall, caught by Cleary off the bowling of Matthews for 12 – Knight (pictured below batting) and Gibson both finishing 34 not out off 19 balls each.

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WF 95/9 (100 balls), LS 96/3 (58 balls)

Welsh Fire vs London Spirit (Men)

Welsh Fire won and elected to field first.

Adam Rossington would be caught by Josh Cobb off the bowling of Matt Critchley for 16 before Joe Cracknell would be caught by captain Ben Duckett off the bowling of Ryan Higgins for 35 off 24 balls. Eoin Morgan would be LBW to Luke Fletcher for 25 off 12 balls before Ravi Bopara would be caught behind by Tom Banton off the bowling of Higgins for 9.

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Opener Josh Inglis would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Matt Milnes off the bowling of Higgins for 72 off 45 balls with David Wiese and Roelof van der Merwe finishing 1 and 2 not out respectively.

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Banton would fall LBW to Blake Cullen without scoring off the second ball of the innings before David Lloyd would be caught behind by Rossington off the same bowler for the same score. Duckett would be bowled by Brad Wheal for 6 before Glenn Phillips (pictured below) would be caught by Mason Crane off the same bowler for 80 off 35 balls.

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Leus du Plooy would be LBW to Crane for 26 before Higgins would be caught by Bopara off the bowling of Cullen for 8. Critchley would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Rossington off the bowling of Wheal without scoring – Cobb (28 off 15 balls) and Qais Ahmad (13 off 6 balls) seeing the hosts home with a couple of balls to spare.

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LS 163/5 (100 balls), WF 165/7 (98 balls)

Today’s Fixtures

13:00 – Glamorgan vs Durham (Royal London Cup Final, Trent Bridge)

Hundred Fixtures

Fri 15:00 – Oval Invincibles vs Birmingham Phoenix (W SF)
Fri 18:30 – Southern Brave vs Trent Rockets (M)
Sat 15:00 – Southern Brave vs Oval Invincibles/Birmingham Phoenix (W Final)
Sat 18:30 – Birmingham Phoenix vs Southern Brave/Trent Rockets (M Final)

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