Loughborough Lightning batter Georgia Adams has called on her side to continue to take an aggressive approach to T20 cricket as they target a place at Finals Day.
The Lightning sealed a third successive win in this year’s KIA Super League with a 35-run success over Lancashire Thunder at Old Trafford by the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method.
The two sides will meet again on Sunday 25 August at Trent Bridge in the first half of a T20 double-header, with Notts Outlaws facing Yorkshire Vikings in the afternoon.
"It can be easy to play safe, but the more I have come in at six (in the batting order), the more I have learnt to keep it simple, try to hit the ball hard, on the ground and in the gaps,” said Adams.
“Momentum is massive in this competition. I think now we have that momentum we will be looking to put big screws on now to make sure we are at Finals Day.”
Loughborough scored at over 10 runs per over after the powerplay to reach 157 for the loss of seven wickets.
Adams, was the stand out player for last year's runners-up on the day, striking 50 runs from 33 balls to rebuild the innings after Lightning were 18-3 after 6 overs.
“It was a great win for us," she said.
"We didn’t get off to the start that we wanted but we want our openers to go out there and play aggressive cricket.”
“People coming in at five, six, seven, have to be ready to go out there and put in performances as well.”
“We had similar circumstances the other day at Guildford and I was struck by something (teammate) Mignon Du Preez said to me.
"She said 'let’s not get defensive, we have to play attacking cricket here but low risk attacking cricket'."
Loughborough now sit second in the Super League table as they turn their attention to facing Surrey before Sunday's rematch with Lancashire at Trent Bridge.
There are two further opportunities to catch the Outlaws in T20 action at Trent Bridge this summer, with the next opportunity coming as part of a double-header on Sunday 25 August. The Outlaws' clash against Yorkshire Vikings will be preceded by Loughborough Lightning v Lancashire Thunder in the Kia Super League.