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Charlotte Edwards Cup: Emma Lamb hits very good 54-ball hundred for Thunder towards Sunrisers | Cricket Information

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Thunder batter Emma Lamb scores first hundred by any participant in Charlotte Edwards Cup with 54-ball century towards Sunrisers; 23-year-old continues wealthy vein of kind which incorporates two T20 warm-up tons, plus 121 in Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy; Lamb additionally take three wickets on the day

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Thunder’s Emma Lamb scored the primary hundred within the Charlotte Edwards Cup with a 54-ball century towards Sunrisers at Emirates Previous Trafford

Emma Lamb scored an outstanding 54-ball hundred – the primary within the Charlotte Edwards Cup – after which took three wickets as Thunder beat Sunrisers by 71 runs at Emirates Previous Trafford.

​​​​The 23-year-old opener, who was dropped on 90, plundered 11 fours and three sixes in her unbeaten 111 from 61 deliveries on Friday afternoon.

Lamb – who had come into the sport having hit the competitors’s solely half-century – propelled Thunder to 186-1 earlier than taking 3-16, together with two wickets in as many balls, and a catch as Sunrisers had been dismissed for 115 in 20 overs.

Preston-born batter Lamb has been in nice kind this summer time, with 121 from 105 balls for Thunder towards Western Storm within the 50-over Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy in Could, plus two centuries in T20 warm-up matches.

The appropriate-hander scored a 43-ball 58 for Thunder of their Charlotte Edwards Cup opener towards Diamonds at Emerald Headingley in late June.

Lamb then topped that towards Sunrisers on Friday to take her tally of runs within the event to 190 in three innings at a median of 95 and a strike charge of 154.47.

Lamb was on 17 from 20 balls after 9 overs towards Sunrisers however then struck 94 runs from her remaining 41 balls, beginning the cost by hitting two fours and 6 off Emily Woodhouse within the eleventh over.

She adopted that with a six off Kelly Fort within the twelfth en path to a 32-ball fifty after which back-to-back fours off Naomi Dattani within the thirteenth.

Lamb then hit both a 4 and 6 in all however one of many remaining seven overs as she dominated an unbroken second-wicket stand of 117 with Ellie Threlkeld (26no off 24) in Manchester having earlier placed on 69 for the primary wicket with Georgie Boyce (34 off 35).

Lamb then trapped Sunrisers skipper Fort lbw within the 14th over of the chase earlier than placing twice in as many balls within the nineteenth as she had Gayatri Gole caught at extra-cover after which caught and bowled Katherine Pace.

She additionally caught Mia Rogers off the bowling of Piepa Cleary (2-20) within the 18th over amid Sunrisers dropping 4 wickets for 5 runs and their remaining 5 wickets for simply 11.

Thunder’s second victory in three Group B video games strikes them prime of the pool, albeit having performed one sport greater than second-placed Storm, who path Thunder by 4 factors.

Sunrisers – for whom Cordelia Griffith top-scored with 34 from 33 balls towards Thunder – have misplaced two of their three matches and sit on the foot of the standings.

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