The Cricket Scotland Women’s Super Series remains finely balanced as the Sutton XI came back from two defeats last weekend to level the series with a double win at Forthill. Strong performances with the bat from Scotland players Priyanaz Chatterji, Katie McGill, Lorna Jack and Sam Haggo helped their side to two convincing victories against the Ross XI.
In the first game of the day the Sutton XI won the toss and chose to field. Ailsa Lister was the first Ross batter to fall after a smart catch from Emma Walsingham off the bowling of Abbie Hogg for 14, while Becky Glen only faced eight balls before being bowled lbw by in-form Chatterji.
Abbi Aitken Drummond scored 45 off 28 balls, again falling to Chatterji and the Ross XI eventually reached 136 all out in 16.1 overs as Abbie Hogg dominated the bowling with 4-26 off 4 overs.
Taking to the field, the Ross XI made an immediate breakthrough when Ellen Watson was well caught by Hannah Rainey, Megan McColl the bowler for a duck. And they looked to be on top as Hannah Rainey was at the heart of the action again as two more wickets fell first bowling to Lorna Jack and then as catcher to see off Charis Scott.
The Sutton XI were 21 for 3 after 3. But a strong partnership between McGill ad Chatterji led the Sutton fightback and Haggo marshalled the victory scoring 28 not out as the Suttons reached their target of 137/8 off 18.4 overs.
Fresh from victory the Suttons batted first in Game 2. The Ross breakthrough came after five overs when Watson was caught on the rope at deep midwicket by Aitken-Drummond for 12.
Jack scored 31 off 30 balls to keep the total moving, but it was 26 off 13 balls from Chatterji which was the standout performance in the Sutton innings which finished on 122 all out.
The Ross XI failed to find their stride with the bat, losing four wickets in the first five overs for just 24 runs. A couple of catches in the deep, well taken by Katie McGill, left them on 41/7 and eventually they crept to 91/9 as the Sutton XI levelled the series at 3-3 ahead of next weekend’s matches at Goldenacre.
Jake Perry will have a full report on the game in the Cricket Scotland podcast on Tuesday morning.
The full score cards for both matches can be viewed here: