The Ross XI took a 3-1 lead in in the Cricket Scotland Women’s Super Series after taking two victories against the Sutton Xi as the series moved into its second weekend. An excellent wicket at Titwood made for high-scoring cricket and some strong performances with the bat from both established Scotland stars and some up and coming players.
In Game One, the Sutton XI won the toss and batted first. Ellen Watson and Lorna Jack made a bright start, but that ended when Watson was bowled for eight by Hannan Rainey, with the Suttons 21/1 in the fifth.
Jack was bowled for 27 by Katherine Mills off the first ball of the eleventh over and the side lost two more quick wickets before captain Priyanaz Chatterji and youngster Emma Walsingham steadied the ship. Scoring 31 and 42 respectively to take their side to 154/4 off 20 overs.
After losing the wicket of Ailsa Lister early in their innings. The Ross XI rallied as the experience of Abbi Aitken-Drummond Becky Glentook them past 50 runs after seven overs. Glen was eventually out for 37, while Drummond scored 44 to keep her side in the chase. In the end it was younsters Katherine Fraser and Molly Patson who saw the Ross XI to victory with four balls to spare.
Ross skipper Becky Glen won the toss in Game Two and decided to bat first wth her side making a fast start to reach 68/2 after seven overs.
At the 10 over mark they had scored 93/2 with Aitken-Drummond putting in another solid performance with the bat, narrowly missing her half century when she was bowled by Orla Montgomery for 49.
The Ross XI eventually posted 170 all out after an excellent performance with the bat. The total proved too much for the Sutton XI who were 125/4 with five over remaining. Chatterji batting well again to reach 56.
Some great late hitting from Niamh Muir and Niamh Robertson-Jack kept hope alive in the chase, but the Suttons finished on 158/5 giving their rivals a 12-run victory.
The full score cards for both matches can be viewed here:
Jake Perry will have a full report on the game in the Cricket Scotland podcast on Tuesday morning.