Nottinghamshire’s U18 Girls will bid to end their season on a high with a T20 double-header against Derbyshire on 24 August, after claiming back-to-back victories against Leicestershire at Melton Mowbray last week.

A five-run victory on the morning of 19 August, powered by miserly bowling from Rhiannon Knowling-Davies and Molly Greasby, was followed by a five-wicket win in the afternoon in which Knowling-Davies again starred with bat and ball.

Ella Porter top-scored for the visitors in the first fixture of the day, hitting 19 from 26 balls and forming a 36-run opening stand with skipper Elizabeth Grantham-Woodhouse before being caught off Lucy Weston.

Weston removed Grantham-Woodhouse (15) in her next over, with Knowling-Davies (17) joining Diya Badge (11) at the crease and compiling a useful 26-run partnership.

Beth Black accounted for the pair in the space of three deliveries, with Hester Dakin (5*) and Eloise Della-Spina (13*) taking Notts to 96/4 from their 20 overs.

Knowling-Davies and Greasby kept Leicestershire’s openers on a tight leash in reply, Greasby making the breakthrough by removing Sophie Bennett (5) in the fourth over.

Seamer Knowling-Davies would see off Helstrip (5) in the next over, with Lucy Weston (7) falling to Greasby soon after to leave Leicestershire listing on 19/3.

A handy stand between Libby Haward and Kaushicaa Vaseeharan gave the hosts hope, before the former was castled by Sadie Hodgson for 21 and the latter stumped off Porter for 24.

In between, Aimee Colquhoun had made a breezy 13, Libby Mae Armitage with the scalp.

Knowling-Davies secured her second wicket by bowling Ellen Marson (3) as Leicestershire ultimately fell short.

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The Foxes turned in a more productive performance with the bat in their second encounter of the day, with Weston (36) and Vaseeharan (34*) hoisting their side to 116/4 from their allotted overs.

Knowling-Davies was again the pick of the bowlers, removing opener Bennett (19) and Haward (0) to finish with figures of 2/16, whilst also affecting the run-out of Weston.

Amy Helstrip made 5 before being run out by Badge, with Ellen Marson (7) accompanying Vaseeharan through the final overs.

Eloise Della-Spina anchored the Notts reply, even as Olivia Macey, Hodgson, Porter and Niamh Doody fell for single-figure scores.

The opener hit 27 from 29 deliveries before being run out by Black, finding support from Knowling-Davies towards the end of her stay at the crease.

Katie Robson then joined Knowling-Davies for what proved to be a decisive partnership, the pair upping the tempo to take Notts over the line.

Robson finished unbeaten on 27 from 20 balls, and Knowling-Davies on 37 from 26, as the visitors reached their target with 19 deliveries to spare.

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