Ella Porter, Molly Greasby and Libby Mae Armitage were among the stars as Notts routed Lincolnshire in a T20 double-header at Boston.

Greasby was leading wicket-taker in a bowling performance notable for its miserliness as the hosts crawled to 55/6 in game one, removing openers Emma Farmer (1) and Jodie Cook (9) along with Rebecca Austin (1) on the way to figures of 3/8 from four overs.

Austin was removed in the course of a wicket maiden for Greasby, while Rhiannon Knowling-Davies also kept the opposition on a tight leash, recording 0/3 from her four overs.

Sadie Hodgson (1/15) and Porter (2/6) also made useful contributions as only one Lincolnshire batter made it into double figures, with Emelia Gittins finishing unbeaten on 11.

Nottinghamshire’s chase was completed with consummate ease, Eloise Della-Spina scoring at a run a ball on the way to making 30*.

Della-Spina was well-supported by Hester Dakin, who scored at a slightly steadier rate as she compiled 20 from 32 deliveries, Notts reaching their target with almost 10 overs to spare.

View the full scorecard from game one here.

Nottinghamshire reshuffled their order as they were invited to bat first in the second fixture of the day, with Ella Porter thriving in her usual berth at the top of the line-up.

Skipper Porter’s 77 runs came from 66 deliveries, including 12 fours, as she compiled a half-century partnership for the first wicket with Elizabeth Grantham-Woodhouse.

Grantham-Woodhouse departed for 27, allowing Sadie Hodgson to play a supporting role to the well-set Porter for the remainder of the innings.

Porter clicked through the gears, scoring her final 49 runs from 37 balls, as the second-wicket pair put on 69 further runs to carry the visitors to 131/1.

It was a total to which Lincolnshire simply had no answer, with wickets falling at regular intervals throughout their chase.

Hester Dakin bowled opener Connie Gittins (4) to reduce Lincolnshire to 11/1, before Amy Batterham accounted for Sophie Smith (5) and Mille Greenwood (1).

Batterham concluded her four-over spell with a wicket in her final over, catching Phoebe Spicer off her own bowling for a first-ball duck.

By now, Libbie Mae Armitage was making serious inroads into the Lincolnshire middle order, removing both Emilia Gittins (13) and Carly Rush (2) in her second over.

Armitage would subsequently see off Chloe Leggate (11) and Rebecca Austin (3) to finish with figures of 4/27, while Greasby cleaned up Jodie Cook for five to leave Lincolnshire nine down.

While the hosts were able see out the final two overs without losing their final wicket, the result had long since ceased to be in question. A 56-run victory margin simply reflected Nottinghamshire’s superiority on the day.

View the full scorecard from game two here.


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