A win apiece for the Ross XI and the Sutton XI at Goldenacre in Round 4 of the Cricket Scotland Women’s Super Series sees the sides going into the final two matches in two weeks’ time level pegging.
In Game 1 the Sutton XI made a good start, holding the Ross XI to 21/2 after five overs – Ailsa Lister and Hannah Rainey the early wickets to fall.
It was Megan McColl (32) and Abbi Aitken Drummond (34) who helped the side to 123-9 after a slow start. Katie McGill The Ross XI reach 66 for 3 at the ten over mark. Sutton captain Katie McGill took 3/11.
Hannah Rainey took the first Sutton wicket, as Lorna Jack mistimed a drive to Katherine Fraser, who completed the catch. 12/1 after 2 overs. The Sutton XI reach 44/2 at the halfway point. Knocks of 35 for Ellen Watson and 45 for skipper McGill were not enough for the Suttons who reached 113/5, ten runs short of their target.
A standout performance with the bat from Lorna Jack was the story of Game 2. She hit 89 off 55 balls as the Sutton XI, batting first, made the biggest total of the Super Series so far, 179/6.
In reply, Ross wicketkeeper Ailsa Lister hit 41 off 25 balls, but her side could only reach 154/7 in their 20 over, some economical bowling from spinner Abbie Hogg, who took 3/18 keepng them in check.
The series will be decided in two weeks at Clydesdale’s Titwood group with two matches remaining.
Jake Perry will have a full report on the games in the Cricket Scotland podcast on Tuesday morning.
The full score cards for both matches can be viewed here: