Southern Vipers Overseas Roundup: Runs And Wickets Aplenty For Vipers

Eight Southern Vipers stars are in Australia playing in the WBBL and club cricket during the English winter

The WBBL continues as teams head into their 10th matches of the tournament.

Georgia Adams’ Adelaide Strikers have been knocked off the top spot, despite only one defeat in their previous three matches.

The Vipers captain took 1-9 in her only over against Melbourne Renegades, dismissing former Vipers all-rounder Hayley Matthews for a golden duck in the opening over of the match.

Adams has taken four wickets at an average of just 14.25 – the second best for the Strikers – and scored 20 runs so far in the WBBL.

Over at the Melbourne Stars, Maia Bouchier and Nicole Faltum’s side have struggled, with one win in their last four games.

Bouchier scored a quickfire 19 from 12 balls, with four boundaries, as the Stars narrowly fell short of chasing 56 in seven overs in a rain-affected match against the Sydney Sixers.

She has scored 151 runs and taken six catches, whilst Faltum has scored 58 runs with three catches and a stumping to her name.

Charlotte Edwards’ Sydney Sixers have lifted themselves from the bottom of the table, and have risen to fifth place having won their previous four matches.

Linsey Smith has continued to pick up wickets and keep the run rate down, with figures of 2-17 v Renegades, 2-10 v Stars, 2-8 v Hurricanes, and 1-25 in their most recent match, also against the Hurricanes.

She takes her wicket tally up to nine with an outstanding economy rate of only 5.52 runs per over, by far the lowest of anyone in this year’s WBBL.

Maitlan Brown has been moved up to the top of the order to open the batting, and scored 19 in the Sixers’ win against the Stars.

She has now scored 151 runs and also taken eight wickets with a best of 2-20 against the Hurricanes.

Lauren Bell made a return in Sydney Thunder colours at the weekend, although an unbeaten century from Perth Scorchers’ Sophie Devine helped see her side through to a 42-run victory.

Over at Box Hill CC, Rhianna Southby scored her maiden half-century for the club, against Plenty Valley.

She scored 58 from 50 balls, with seven fours, batting at number three, to go with a catch and a stumping, although her side succumbed to a 20-run defeat.

Box Hill then had a bye week, with Southby jetting off to Oman for an England A training camp, along with fellow Vipers Charlie Dean and Freya Kemp.

The latter two players have also been named in England Women’s IT20 squad to take on India in December, with Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, and Danni Wyatt all being included.

Bell, Dean and Wyatt will also remain for England Women’s Test match against India.

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