The Hundred 2023: Phoebe Litchfield’s superb fifty sets up Northern Superchargers win over Oval Invincibles

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In a thrilling contest in The Hundred, Northern Superchargers emerged victorious, defeating Oval Invincibles by 14 runs. Phoebe Litchfield played a sensational innings of 68 from 45 balls, leading her team to a total of 143-4. She formed a crucial partnership of 94 runs with captain Hollie Armitage. Marizanne Kapp was the standout bowler for the Invincibles, taking 2 wickets for 22 runs.

In response, the Invincibles struggled to chase down the target and ended up with a score of 129-5. Cordelia Griffith’s late cameo was not enough to secure the win for her team. The Superchargers’ victory brought them within a point of the top spot in the standings.

Phoebe Litchfield’s impressive performance made her the leading run-scorer in the women’s competition, with a total of 148 runs in four innings. Lauren Winfield-Hill also had a fortunate innings, surviving a dropped catch and a no-ball dismissal. Alice Capsey, on her 19th birthday, had a bizarre dismissal as the wicketkeeper fumbled twice before completing the stumping.

The Invincibles, who won the women’s competition in the previous two years, have struggled this season, winning just one of their first four games. They are now three points behind the top three teams with three matches remaining, making it challenging for them to reach the knockout stage.

After the match, Phoebe Litchfield expressed her delight with her batting performance and the partnership she had with her captain. She highlighted her strategy of working the ball into the gaps and scoring boundaries whenever possible. Litchfield also praised the team’s chemistry, mentioning that seven debutants had gelled nicely.

Fans can catch all the action of The Hundred on BBC Two and BBC iPlayer every Wednesday and Saturday, with the finals scheduled for Sunday, August 27.

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