The inaugural Cricket Scotland Women’s Super Series title was shared between the Ross XI and the Sutton XI after the teams finished the tournament on five wins each with one win apiece in the fifth and final round at Clydesdale.
The T20 competition, which replaced the Women’s Regional Series, saw teams coached by Peter Ross and Daniel Sutton go head-to-head over five weekends. Removing the geographical basis by which the Eagles and Stormers were selected, the new tournament was designed to provide a more balanced spread of players, providing crucial preparation matches for the Women’s T20 World Cup European Qualifiers which take place later this month,
It was mission accomplished for the coaches as the teams were virtually inseparable for much of the series and the final round of matches was no different with the Ross XI taking victory in Match 1 and the Sutton XI levelling the series with a win in Match 2.
Ross won the toss in Match 1, putting Sutton in to bat. Ellen Watson led the way for her side scoring 50 from 41 balls as her team reached 126/6. But it was a standout performance from another Scotland youngster, Megan McColl, that handed the win to the Ross XI as she scored 62 no with her team reaching their target with a ball to spare in a close-fought match.
Advantage Ross. But as has been the way throughout the series, their opponents fought back. The Sutton XI won the toss and opted to bat first. Watson posted another good total, reaching 37 runs. But it was Lorna Jack who produced the batting highlight of the day with 92 off 68 balls, leading her side to an impressive total of 150/1 after 20 overs. The Ross side could not match them as Priyanaz Chatterji took 3 for 20 to leave them off the pace on 142/9 at the end of their innings.
Jake Perry will have.a full report in Tuesday’s Cricket Scotland Podcast.
The full scorecards and video highlights can be viewed here: