A superb, unbeaten stand of 98 between captain Sonia Odedra and Jodie Dibble led Nottinghamshire Women to a third consecutive T20 victory as they beat Surrey by 67 runs at Banstead CC.

After winning the toss and choosing to bat, Georgie Boyce (19) helped put on 53 for the first wicket with fellow opener Odedra.

That proved to be the only wicket to fall in the innings as Odedra hit 58 not out from 63 balls, including seven boundaries, and Dibble 59 not out from just 40 balls, with eight fours and one six.

Notts made full use of their imposing target by quickly turning the screw on Surrey and reducing them to 23-6.

Star of the show with the ball was Lucy Higham (4-16 from four overs), who took four of those first six wickets to fall.

She was ably supported by Dibble, who backed up her excellent performance with the bat by claiming 2-7, and Sophie Munro, who finished with 2-19.

Only a seventh wicket stand of 52 between Aylish Cranstone (38) and Rhianna Southby (14) prevented an even more emphatic Green and Golds victory.

Notts team were unable to make it four wins in a row, however, as they went down by 51 runs in the second match of their double header against Middesex.

Their opponents batted first and scored 143-7 off their 20 overs thanks chiefly to captain Naomi Dattani’s 62 at the top of the order, backed up by 18 from Fran Wilson and 19 not out from Beth Morgan.

Jodie Dibble (2-28) was the pick of the Notts bowlers, while Lucy Higham, Sonia Odredra, Sophie Munro and Kirstie Gordon took one wicket apiece.

In reply, Notts crashed to 29-6 in a top order collapse where only Odedra (11) reached double figures.

Megan Burton (38) and Yvonne Graves (20) showed some resolve with a stand of 62 for the seventh wicket, but their departures saw the team eventually dismissed for 92 with two balls of the game to go.

A final T20 double header of the campaign this Sunday (1 July) see Notts, host Sussex and Worcestershire at Welbeck CC.


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