The CRICKETher Weekly – Episode 161

This week:

  • Wisden honours for Beth Mooney & Harmanpreet Kaur
  • The RHF Trophy is back – Sunrisers shock Vipers and Paige Scholfield hits her first 100 in 10 years!
  • Should The Hundred be doing more to promote regional cricket?

2 thoughts on “The CRICKETher Weekly – Episode 161

  1. The two new / underdog franchises (Blaze and Sunrisers) played brilliantly and look like totally different teams to the old Lightning and Sunrisers who both struggled so much last year. The new additions shone and the both teams looked much more confident.

    Vipers’ performance was disappointing but they still have a good side. Thunder and Storm might struggle a little again this year, and to me Sparks’ batting line up looks a little short, although their bowling is still pretty good. Not sure how long a shelf-life there is to Issy Wong opening the batting in 50 overs!

    You didn’t mention Mady Villiers but I thought she was excellent and a large factor in Sunrisers’ success. She’s very exciting to watch with the bat when playing well as she was on Saturday. And that’s on top of what she has to offer with the ball.

    As a six-hitter Paige Scholfield is a player who offers something a bit different to most and her bowling again is very useful.

    One might think from this weekend’s games alone that a possible England (B?) side could be (a bit spin heavy I know): Lauren Winfield-Hill, Tammy Beaumont, Grace Scrivens, Maia Bouchier,
    Alice Davidson-Richards, Paige Scholfield, Bess Heath, Mady Villiers, Freya Davies, Katie Levick,
    Lucy Higham.

    How many of these players will realistically be in the selector’s thoughts? England need a rebuild, the current batting line up looks too fragile to compete against Australia. It’s the right approach to be positive against the Australian bowlers, who aren’t the strongest line-up they would have ever brought to these shores – many of them often had very expensive figures in the WPL. But our batters need to keep their wickets in hand and face more than 10 or 15 balls, even if they have scored quite a few runs by then.


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