Eagles has made a solid start to their T20 campaign in the Women’s Regional Series after winning both games to claim all available points on offer.
After winning the toss and deciding to bat first, the Stormers got off to a good start as they enjoyed a 98-run stand for the second wicket – opener Lorna Jack (46) combining with Rachel Scholes (47*) at number three after the early loss of Ellen Watson (1).
Despite a strong opening partnership, Kathryn Bryce, fresh from her Player of the Tournament performance in the ICC Women’s Qualifier Europe 2019, kept a firm hold on Stormers scoring – leaking just four runs and taking three wickets from her four overs to claim figures of 4-1-4-3.
Chasing 107 to win the opening T20, Eagles’ Sarah Bryce and Charis Scott could only put on 9 runs for the first wicket before Abbie Hogg struck to remove Sarah Bryce for 2 to give Stormers a chance to claim the first 2 points.
However, chasing a low total, Eagles soon cantered to 112 in 15.5 overs losing only three wickets in the process.
Kathryn Bryce top-scored with 54* with Abtaha Maqsood (1-29) the pick of the bowlers for Stormers.
The second T20 of the day saw Stormers make one change to their XI – medium-pacer Orla Montgomery being brought into the side at number 11 to make her Women’s Regional Series debut.
After winning the toss and electing to bat, Eagles enjoyed a 110-run partnership for the second wicket between Sarah Bryce (top-scoring with a sensational 94* off 56 deliveries with ten 4s and three 6s) and Kathryn Bryce (42 off 37) to propel Eagles to 182-3 after 20 overs.
In response, Stormers lost regular wickets throughout their chase of 184 to leave half the team back in the shed by the time they had accumulated 57 runs.
At the end of their 20 overs, Stormers could only reach 118-6 to suffer a 64-run defeat at the hands of Eagles.
Next Women’s Regional Series Fixture:
Stormers vs. Eagles: Sunday 21st July at West of Scotland CC
T20 double-header (11am and 3pm)