Brilliant Hayley Matthews spell helps Loughborough Lightning to victory

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    West Indies all-rounder Hayley Matthews produced a terrific spell of bowling to help set up a win for her Loughborough Lightning in their Super League clash with Surrey Stars.

    Her offspinners got her two wickets for just 12 runs in 4 overs as Surrey were restricted to 120/7 in 20 overs.

    Matthews’ two scalps came via stumpings as her flight and guile bamboozled Lizelle Lee and Natalie Sciver.

    With the bat, the West Indian was less effective, making just 5 before being caught off the bowling of Mady Villiers.

    She wasn’t the only misfire with the bat as Loughborough’s first three batters made single figures.

    However, Mignon du Preez (70*) and Georgia Adams (34) arrested the slide and took the Lightning to a 7-wicket win.

    Table as at 2pm on August 15th.

    TEAM M W L T N/R PTS NRR
    Western Storm 5 5 0 0 0 22 1.15
    Southern Vipers 4 2 1 0 1 11 0.61
    Surrey Stars 4 2 1 0 1 11 0.245
    Loughborough Lightning 5 2 3 0 0 10 0.216
    Yorkshire Diamonds 4 1 3 0 0 4 -1.21
    Lancashire Thunder 4 0 4 0 0 0 -1.222