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LIVE STREAM Here is the link for the Charlotte Edwards Cup final, via the Sky Sports YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq6HuDt7_jY
Yorkshire’s Matthew Fisher
“I felt in good rhythm, there was a bit in the pitch and I got the results in the end.
“The bounce here takes a bit of getting used to as a young player, it gets the batters feeling for it a little bit and they find themselves following it with the bounce.
“My name is on the honours board with the tape and a sharpie pen and hopefully it will be on there properly soon!
“Looking at their line-up they have a really long batting line-up but we stuck to hitting good areas, we were patient and got the rewards.
“That today is the beauty of Harry Brook as a cricketer, he does what a lot of people can’t do. Hopefully he can kick on and get three figures on the game where he has received his county cap.”
Diamonds captain Hollie Armitage
“I think we did a really good job in the first game to get us into a position where we could win the second. I just think we ran out of steam in the end.
“We maybe didn’t adapt as well as we could have done in the powerplay, and credit to the Stars. They came out and hit the ground running, putting us under a lot of pressure.
“It was a big run chase in a final, so credit to them.
“We thought it was a competitive target we had there. Chasing 139 is tough, whether it’s a final or not to be honest.
“It’s pleasing to get runs, but if it’s not in a winning cause then it doesn’t really mean anything to me.
“If I can take some momentum into the 50-over comp, great. But, for me, the most important thing is to try and get the team over the line. It just wasn’t meant to be today.”
6.34pm Ah, not to be. Stars win by five wickets with two overs remaining. They are the winners of the Charlotte Edwards Cup. Capsey finishes 40 not out.
6.22pm Slipping away from the Diamonds now. Stars are 123-4 in the 16th over, needing 16 more to win. Capsey has 34.
6.08pm WICKETS Gibbs and Franklin caught in the deep off Levick. Stars are 85-4 in the 11th.
Close at Scarborough, where Yorkshire are 159-5 after 52 overs, leading by 25. 15 wickets in the day, but Brook remains on 79.
5.57pm WICKET Cranstone’s trodden on her stumps having hit MacDonald out towards the deep mid-wicket boundary. Gone for 35. 71-1 in the ninth. 139 target.
5.46pm Diamonds are under the pump here at the Ageas Bowl. Stars are 50-0 after six overs chasing 139.
At Scarborough, closing stages of the day and Yorkshire have a lead of 12. 146-5 in the 48th over.
5.21pm WICKET Would you believe it. Bess is stumped off his old mate Leach for 10. Yorkshire are 122-5 after 41 overs. 11 remaining in the day.
5.12pm Right. The Diamonds will be defending a target of 139 to win the Charlotte Edwards Cup. They finish on 138-4. Armitage 59 not out and Gunn 22 not out. Those two put on a half-century stand.
Yorkshire 117-4 after 39 overs. Brook 44 and Bess 7.
5.07pm The Diamonds are 126-4 in the 19th over. Armitage has just reached a 41-ball fifty.
4.48pm Diamonds are in reasonable order against Stars. 88-3 in the 14th over. A total in the region of the 135 they got in the first game is on the cards.
Oh, hang on. WICKET Kalis c&b Smith, 18. 88-4.
There’s also a wicket at Scarborough. Ballance caught second slip off Davey. Yorkshire are now 101-4 after 33 overs. Brook 35 and Bess yet to get off the mark.
4.39pm Diamonds are 71-3 after 11 overs. Armitage 20, Kalis 13.
4.15pm WICKET Oh no. Winfield-Hill is lbw stuck on the crease for nought by Gibbs. 22-2 in the fifth.
4.12pm WICKET Kohler-Cadmore caught low down at second slip off Davey. Yorkshire are 59-3 in the 25th over.
Diamonds are 22-1 after four, losing Dobson caught at mid-off off Davidson-Richards.
4.03pm Diamonds are 5-0 in the second over.
WICKET at Scarborough. Hill caught first slip off Davey. Kohler-Cadmore returns to the crease. 51-2 in the 23rd.
Tea Report Yorkshire have reached tea at 47-1 as they dominate the early stages of their LV= Insurance County Championship clash with Somerset at Scarborough.
Somerset fell from 77-6 at lunch to 134 all out, with Matthew Fisher claiming a career best 5-41.
Tom Kohler-Cadmore retired hurt on one off 23 balls having taken a blow from the seam of Josh Davey in the early stages of the Yorkshire reply, seemingly around the elbow area.
Fisher, with one wicket at lunch, claimed three of the last four to fall, getting Steven Davies, Jack Leach, Josh Davey and Marchant de Lange.
Adam Lyth fell caught behind off de Lange’s pace for an 11-ball duck in reply before Kohler-Cadmore retired hurt with the score at 16-1 in the 11th.
George Hill and Gary Ballance have since taken the White Rose, who have faced 20 overs in all, to tea without further alarm. They have 29 and 13 respectively.
3.38pm We have posted a new live stream link for the Charlotte Edwards Final.
3.37pm – Tea Yorkshire are 47-1 from 20 overs at tea, replying to Somerset’s 134. Hill has 29 of them. Excellent.
3.36pm The Diamonds have won the toss and will bat first.
Northern Diamonds – Heath w, Dobson, Kalis, Winfield-Hill, Armitage c, Gunn, Smith, Hopkins, MacDonald, Slater, Levick.
South East Stars – Smith c, White, Capsey, Davidson-Richards, Cranstone, Franklin, Gibbs, Jones, Moore, Chathli w, Gregory.
3.22pm Yorkshire making steady progress in reply to Somerset’s 134. They are 36-1 after 17 though, Kohler-Cadmore has retired hurt with a possible elbow injury. Ballance and Hill unbeaten on 10 and 23.
Diamonds Report England stars present and past shone as the Northern Diamonds qualified for this afternoon’s Charlotte Edwards Cup final, beating the team Edwards coaches in the semi-final, the Southern Vipers.
Lauren Winfield-Hill hit 65 and Jenny Gunn 22 not out as the Diamonds posted 135-6 before four wickets for the latter ensured a routine defence and set up a final with South East Stars.
The Vipers finished 117 all out, and this was revenge for the Diamonds for last September’s Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final defeat at Edgbaston.
2.53pm WIN! Diamonds are through to the final. Gunn finishes with 4-26 from four overs. Vipers are 117 all out in 20 overs. 18-run success, and it’s South East Stars in the final at 4pm.
At Scarborough, Yorkshire are 16-1 in the 11th over replying to 134.
2.50pm Diamonds are on the verge. Vipers 114-9 in the 20th.
2.41pm WICKETS Two in two for Gunn. Vipers are 99-7 in the 18th. Hat-trick ball coming up.
2.37pm Vipers are 96-5, needing 40 more to win with 17 balls remaining. Diamonds are on their way to the final.
2.27pm WICKET Diamonds nearly there. Norris caught at long-on by Armitage, super catch. Levick strikes. 75-5 in the 15th.
2.15pm WICKET Lyth caught behind off de Lange. 1-1. Vipers are really struggling for momentum. 69-4 after 13. They need 67 off seven overs.
2.02pm WICKET Good news at either end of the country. Here at the Ageas, MacDonald has just bowled Scholfield. Vipers are 41-3 in the eighth chasing 136.
At Scarborough, Fisher has taken 5-41 and Somerset are 134 all out in 42 overs. De Lange bowled.
1.50pm WICKET Breakthrough for Diamonds. McCaughan stumped off Slater. Vipers are 29-1 after five. She hits the ball into her foot and it loops up to Heath. Batter loses her bearings and Heath does the rest. 136 target.
And another. Adams caught short mid-wicket off Gunn. 33-2 in the sixth.
1.43pm Vipers are 21-0 after three overs chasing 136.
Meanwhile, there’s been another wicket for Fisher at Scarbados. Somerset are 110-9. Davey trapped lbw.
1.36pm WICKET Leach is caught at second slip by Lyth off Fisher, who has three wickets. Somerset 100-8. Excellent.
Meanwhile, the Diamonds defence of what feels like a tough target – 136 – is underway. 5-0 in the second.
1.23pm WICKET at Scarborough. Davies caught at slip by Kohler-Cadmore off Fisher. It’s 95-7 in the 34th.
1.23pm SIX! Gunn smokes Norris over long-on and then again over mid-wicket. Two sixes in the final over. 135-6 after 20 overs. Gunn finishes 22. Fantastic recovery from 16-2.
1.12pm WICKET Winfield-Hill b Adams, 65. 114-5 in the 18th.
1.10pm SIX! Brilliant from Winfield-Hill, advancing down the pitch and lacing Adams straight. Then four through covers next ball. She has 63 of 112-4 after 17.2 overs.
12.59pm A couple of quick wickets for Vipers, Armitage and Kalis gone. 82-4 in the 15th. Winfield-Hill has 37 and is the key to a good score from here.
12.45pm Diamonds are 64-2 in the 12th over – Armitage and Winfield-Hill have shared 48 in busy fashion.
12.37pm Here at the Ageas Bowl, Diamonds are 51-2 in the ninth over. Winfield-Hill has 20 and Armitage 14. Rebuild is in full swing after the early wickets.
Lunch Report Yorkshire have made an excellent start to their LV= Insurance County Championship clash with Somerset at Scarborough, restricting the visitors to 77-6 in 30 overs.
Somerset elected to bat upon winning the toss, but Pakistan Test batsman Azhar Ali and veteran James Hildreth, with 24 apiece, are the only two to reach double figures so far.
But both have fallen at the start of the second round of Division One fixtures.
Jordan Thompson struck twice in an over, bowling Ali and getting Tom Banton caught behind for a golden duck as the score slipped to 68-6 in the 27th over.
George Hill has also claimed two wickets, including Hildreth caught at second second, while Matthew Fisher and David Willey struck with the new ball.
Harry Brook was awarded his first-team cap before play.
12.32pm – Lunch Great morning for Yorkshire. Somerset are 77-6 after 30 overs. Two wickets apiece for Hill and Thompson.
12.23pm WICKETS at Scarborough. Two wickets in two balls for Thompson just before lunch. Ali bowled and Banton caught behind. 68-6 in the 27th.
12.13pm WICKET Hill gets his second at Scarborough. Somerset are 68-4 in the 26th. Bartlett caught behind.
12.12pm WICKET at the Ageas. Dobson gone! She’s been run out with a direct hit from McCaughan at mid-off to non-striker’s end. Diamonds are 12-1 in the third over – Winfield-Hill in to join Heath, who has 8.
12.08pm WICKET Hill gets Hildreth caught at second slip by Lyth. Somerset are 64-3 in the 24th.
12pm We’re underway at the Ageas Bowl. Bell bowling to Dobson. 2-0 in the first over.
At Scarborough, Somerset are 64-2 in the 23rd over. Thompson currently searching for the third wicket.
11.39am Team news…..
Northern Diamonds – Heath w, Dobson, Kalis, Winfield-Hill, Armitage c, Gunn, Smith, Hopkins, MacDonald, Slater, Levick.
Southern Vipers – Adams c, McCaughan, Elwiss, Scholfield, Windsor, Norris, Rudd w, Monaghan, Bell, Taylor, Chandler.
11.33am The Diamonds have won the toss and will bat first at the Ageas Bowl. Hollie Armitage explains, “Runs on the board in a semi-final”. Vipers captain Georgia Adams says they would have done the same.
11.28am Somerset recovery to 48-2 in the 15th over, Ali 19 and Hildreth 13.
10.55am WICKET Willey has Lammonby caught at third slip by Brook. It’s 14-2 in the sixth. Both openers gone. Sharp catch too.
10.44am WICKET Fisher gets Abell caught behind in the third over. 2-1.
10.40am Harry Brook has been awarded his first-team cap this morning. Excellent news.
10.35am Fisher and Willey opening the bowling. Somerset 2-0 in the second over.
10.12am The Diamonds have arrived at the Ageas Bowl and are warming up.
10.07am Somerset have won the toss and will bat.
Yorkshire: Lyth, Hill, Kohler-Cadmore, Ballance, Brook, Bess, Duke w, Thompson, Fisher, Patterson c, Willey.
Somerset: Abell c, Lammonby, Ali, Hildreth, Bartlett c, Davies w, Banton, Green, Leach, Davey, de Lange.
9.51am Elsewhere in Division One of the Championship today….
Warwickshire v Hampshire, Edgbaston
Nottinghamshire v Lancashire, Trent Bridge
Good morning from the Ageas Bowl.
A little bit of a change from the norm today, as we base the blog from Southampton, where the Northern Diamonds are in the Charlotte Edwards Cup Finals Day from midday.
They face home side Southern Vipers in the midday semi-final for the right to face South East Stars in the 4pm final.
It would be the Diamonds first piece of silverware at the second attempt having been beaten by the Vipers in last season’s Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final.
At Scarborough, Yorkshire are in County Championship action against Somerset in the second of the four season-ending Division One games.
Both sides suffered disappointment last week.
While Somerset were beaten by an innings against Nottinghamshire at Taunton, Yorkshire were denied a victory as Hampshire clung on nine down for a draw on Thursday evening.
In the race to be county champions (top place) and to reach the Bob Willis Trophy final (top two places), the table looks like this: Warwickshire 33, Lancashire 28.5, Notts 28, Somerset 20.5, Hampshire 19.5, Yorkshire 16.5.
Realistically, both sides could do with a win this week to keep their hopes of winning the title alive.
It will be a first meeting with his former county for Dom Bess this week, something he spoke about looking forward to in our match preview.
The action at Scarborough begins at 10.30am given we are now in September.
We will provide the live stream link from both venues later on. Enjoy the day.