Ella Porter continued her scintillating form for Nottinghamshire Girls U18s to guide the Green and Golds to their second win on the bounce in the Girls U18 County One Day competition against Lincolnshire at Bourne Cricket Club. 

The right-hander amassed 52 from 79 deliveries as Notts set the home side a commanding target of 182 within the rain-reduced 38 overs allocated, before wickets spread between the attack helped skittle the hosts for 87. 

Having won the toss, three wickets with the score on double figures gave the home side hopes of a modest chase, despite a steady 25-run contribution from Sadie Hodgson which served to lay the platform. 

However, when Ella Porter was joined by captain Rhiannon Knowling-Davies, the experienced pair shared a 12-over partnership worth 62 to elevate the visitors to 122-3. 

By the time Knowling-Davis and Niamh Doody were both dismissed in the 28th over, the former for a well made 24, Porter was well set on 40* with ten overs still to bat. 

It took her five to reach the landmark, though, and, despite her dismissal, there was ample time for a pair of unbeaten cameos from Annie Williams - one of two U13 players in the side - and Katie Robsons to elevate Lincolnshire’s required rate to a touch under five. 

Notts were immediately on the front foot as they took to the field, Knowling-Davies getting the breakthrough with her fourth ball in the opening over, and the Midlands neighbours were three down in ten overs with 28 runs on the board.

Regular wickets pierced fledgling partnerships through the ensuing sets of six, a 21-run fifth wicket combination between Hania Obaid and Emelia Gittind the biggest of the host’s innings.

Emily Hughes’ middle overs toil brought three wickets for the concession of 20 runs through her five overs, while Eloise Della-Spina and Lily Richardson contributed two each. The run of wickets stunted the home side's progress, and Lincolnshire failed to catch up with the required rate, leaving Notts to secure a crucial victory. 

With a final fixture in the one-day competition against Derbyshire on Friday, Notts currently sit second in the Group 3 table with a game in hand, meaning victory will hand the Green and Golds title triumph.