Notts U18 Girls concluded their T20 campaign with a pair of victories over Derbyshire at Marehay, sealing an unbeaten short-format season and adding yet more success to their remarkable one-day campaign.
Having previously secured wins against Lincolnshire and Leicestershire, the Green and Golds made it six out of six thanks to crucial contributions from Ella Porter and a four-wicket haul for Lily Richardson.
In the first fixture - an eight-wicket win - an economical display of opening bowling from Rhiannon Knowling-Davies and Richardson set the tone, the pair conceding 26 from the opening six overs, with the latter taking three wickets in six balls.
Her fourth came in the eighth over, and by the 11th, Sadie Hodgson had also struck, leaving the visitors on 38-5.
After Annie Williams’ stumping of Alicia Shaw off Libby Mae-Armitage, Derbyshire’s seventh wicket partnership of Suzie Ljubojevic and Eden Collier added 46 to elevate the score to 94 for six at the end of the allotted overs.
Despite the loss of Porter with the score on 16, and the dismissal of Olivia Macey in the ninth over, Notts cruised to victory with 3.5 overs to spare, Elizabeth Grantham-Woodhouse and Knowling-Davies finishing unbeaten on 37 and 29 respectively.
You can view the scorecard from game one here..
In the second fixture, Porter came to the fore as Notts batted first, helping her side to a 51-run victory. The right-hander was in imperious form throughout Notts’ triumphant one-day competition, and her confidence shone through in the shorter format with a 54-ball 89, featuring 13 fours and a six.
The first wicket partnership added 95, before Porter’s opening partner Hester Dakin was run out for a run-a-ball 25, but Niamh Doody picked up where Dakin left off with 18.
When Porter was finally dismissed in the penultimate over, Notts had amassed 151, with 156 their final total.
Despite the early loss of Harriet Perkin to Olivia Macey, Derbyshire made steady progress in their reply, but slipped below the required rate.
Wickets pierced the chase as visiting batters failed to capitalise on starts, Lara Shaw falling for 18 to give Macey her second, before the loss of Ljubojevicand and Collier in the middle overs.
A 36-ball 24 from Alicia Shaw did little to help the Derbyshire cause, and a finishing total of 105-7 handed Notts a second comprehensive win of the day
You can view the scorecard from game two here...