Thursday 19 January 2023

Super 6 Groups and Fixtures

So the Group Stage has now finished and the Super 6 groups have been decided

League 1 
Bangladesh, Australia, Sri Lanka, India, South Africa, and UAE
India v Australia
Bangladesh v South Africa
India v Sri Lanka
UAE v Australia
South Africa v Sri Lanka
UAE v Bangldesh

League 2
England, Pakistan, Rwanda, New Zealand, West Indies, and Ireland
Rwanda v New Zealand
Ireland v England
West Indies v Rwanda
Pakistan v Ireland
New Zealand v Pakistan
England v West Indies

Games by date

Sat 21st January 
Rwanda v New Zealand
Ireland v England 
India v Australia
Bangladesh v South Africa

Sun 22nd January 
West Indies v Rwanda
India v Sri Lanka

Mon 23rd  January 
Pakistan v Ireland 
UAE v Australia
South Africa v Sri Lanka
New Zealand v Pakistan 

Wed 25th  January 
UAE v Bangladesh
England v West Indies

Martin Davies 

Saturday 14 January 2023

Fabulous first day at the U19 World Cup

Group A Games

Australia v Bangladesh
A stunning win for Bangladesh as they chased down Australia's 130/5 with some ease. The Aussies looked short of runs coming in to the last two overs, but managed to hit 28 from the last 12 balls to reach a par score.
After losing a wicket to the first ball of their reply, Bangladesh batted with confidence as seven Aussie bowlers struggled to contain them. They look like a side in good form and full of confidence. 

Australia - 130/5 (Moore 52(51), Hayward 35 (39) - Biswas 2/25, Marufa Akter 2/29)
Bangladesh - 132/3 (18 overs) (Dilara Akter 40(42), Sumaiya Akter 31(25) - Ainsworth 2/9)

Sri Lanka v USA 
A tight finish in a low-scoring game, but Sri Lanka held their nerve to get over the line in the 19th over, finishing the game with a 6. Good effort from USA to contain the Sri Lankans after failing to put enough runs on the board.

USA - 96/9 (Singh 22 - Wijerathne 3/11, Perera 2/15)
Sri Lanka 100/3 (19 overs) (Gunarathne 34*, Nanayakkara 32* - Bhadriraju 2/17)

Group D Games

UAE v Scotland 
Scotland never really got any momentum into their batting innings and ended on 99/9. Two wickets in the 9th over of the UAE reply could have knocked them off track, but Gaur held firm to bring her side home in the 17th over.

Scotland 99/9 (Walsingham 37 (33) - Mahesh 2/19, Nandakumar 2/20, Dharnidhaka 2/22)
UAE 100/4 (16.2 overs) (Gaur 33* - Maceira 2/7)

South Africa v India
South Africa got away to an unbelievable start with 20 off the first over of their innings and were 64/2 at the end of the powerplay. They finally posted 166/5, which looked a very decent total. But India ended their own powerplay on 70/0 with Shafali Verma hitting 24 off the 6th over and they never really looked back. They got over the line with just three wickets down and 21 balls to spare, and Shweta Sehrawat a magnificent 92*. 

South Africa 166/5 (Lourens 61 - Verma 2/31)
India 170/3 (17.3 overs) (Sehrawat 92*, Verma 45)

Thursday 12 January 2023

U19 World Cup First Games

The first games of the Women's U19 T20 World Cup get underway in South Africa this Saturday (14th January)

Group A Games
Australia v Bangladesh - 8am UK time (10am local)
Sri Lanka v USA - 11:45am UK time (1:45pm local)

Group D Games
UAE v Scotland - 8am UK time (10 am local)
South Africa v India - 11:45am UK time (1:45pm local)

And then on Sunday (15th January) it is the turn of groups B and C

Group B Games
Pakistan v Rwanda - 8am UK time (10am local)
England v Zimbabwe - 11:45am UK time (1:45pm local)

Group C Games
West Indies v Ireland - 8am UK time (10am local)
New Zealand v Indonesia - 11:45am UK time (1:45pm local)

Martin Davies

Wednesday 11 January 2023

Wednesday's Warm-Up Games - scores & scorecard links

USA 122/7 UAE 91/6 USA won by 31 runs scorecard - USA v UAE scorecard

Bangladesh v India
Bangladesh 121/7 India 118/2 Bangladesh won by 3 runs scorecard - Bangladesh v India scorecard

England v Indonesia
Indonesia 49 (MacDonald-Gay 2/9) England 139/2 (batting on for 14.4 overs) (Scrivens 53*, Holland 42* ) England won by 10 wickets scorecard - Indonesia v England scorecard

Rwanda v Ireland
Rwanda 103/8 (Murekatete 26 - Macguire 2/20, MacNulty 2/23) Ireland 102/4 (Hunter 41 - Ishimwe 2/19 ) Rwanda won by 1 run scorecard -

South Africa v Australia
South Africa 61 Australia 64/2 Australia won by 8 wickets scorecard - South Africa v Australia scorecard

Zimbabwe v West Indies
Zimbabwe 71/8 West Indies 74/4 West Indies won by 6 wickets scorecard - Zimbabwe v West Indies scorecard

Pakistan v New Zealand
Pakistan 109/5 New Zealand 110/3 New Zealand won by 7 wickets scorecard - Pakistan v New Zealand scorecard

Sri Lanka v Scotland
Scotland 86 Sri Lanka 87/4 Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets scorecard - Scotland v Sri Lanka scorecard

Monday 9 January 2023

Monday's Warm-Up games - scores & scorecard links

Scotland v USA Scotland 135/5 (Lister 42, Carter 41- Bhumika 2/26, Vaghela 2/20 , Geetika 1/9) USA 90 (Vaghela 40 - Fraser 3/7, Maceira 3/15, Montgomery 3/25 ) Scotland won by 45 runs scorecard - Scotland v USA scorecard

Ireland v Pakistan Ireland 89/6 ( A Squires 35, G Dempsey 24 - A Shah 2/11, Z un Nisa 1/24) Pakistan 91/3 (15.4 overs) (E Fatima 58* - MacNulty 1/13, McCartney 1/14, Craig 1/14) Pakistan won by 7 wickets scorecard - Ireland v Pakistan scorecard
Indonesia v Zimbabwe Indonesia 70/9 (Chare 3/8, Ndhlalambi 2/19) Zimbabwe 55 (Mtomba 15 - Suarniasih 3/9, Dewi 3/13, Ariani 2/14) Indonesia won by 15 runs scorecard - Indonesia v Zimbabwe scorecard India v Australia India 97/8 (Basu 28 - Hayward 2/12) Australia 79/7 (Moore 25 - Verma 3/8, Chopra 2/14) India won 18 runs scorecard - India v Australia scorecard UAE v Sri Lanka Sri Lanka 90/9 (Senarathna 53 - Gokhale 1/1) UAE 38 (Perera 3/5) scorecard - UAE v Sri Lanka scorecard New Zealand v Rwanda New Zealand 154/5 (Browning 67, Hamilton 25 - Murekatete 2/22 Rwanda 91/9 (Tuyizere 19 - Kotkamp 2/19) New Zealand won by 63 runs scorecard - New Zealand v Rwanda scorecard West Indies v England West Indies 65/8 (Cumberbatch 25 - Baker 3/9, Pavely 1/5, SAE Smale 1/4, Groves 1/5, Scrivens 1/7, Scott 1/7) England 68/1 (10.3 overs) (Heap 31, SA Smale 30* - Munisar 1/8) England won by 9 wickets scorecard - West Indies v England scorecard
South Africa v Bangladesh
South Africa 98/7 (Siyo 32, Lourens 29 - Akter 3/13, Khatun 2/15, Biswas 2/23)
Bangladesh 72/4 (S Akter 20*, Prottasha 19 - Reyneke 1/9, Hlubi 1/13)
Bangladesh won by 7 runs (DLS method)

Saturday 7 January 2023

Women's U19 T20 World Cup - Format and Warm Up Games

Welcome to our coverage of the inaugural Women's U19 T20 World Cup. First of all let's have a look at the format of the competition. Initially the sixteen qualifying teams are divided into four groups.

Group A - Australia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, USA Group B - England, Pakistan, Rwanda, Zimbabwe Group C - Indonesia, Ireland, New Zealand, West Indies Group D - India, Scotland, South Africa, UAE Each team will play two warm-up games (see below). In the Group Stage they will play each team in their group once. The top three teams in each group will then enter the Super 6s Leagues. Super 6 League 1 - A1, A2, A3, D1, D2, D3 Super 6 League 2 - B1, B2, B3, C1, C2, C3

In the Super 6 Leagues teams will only play two more games (not three). The top two sides from the Super 6s Leagues go on to the semi-finals, and then the winners to the final.

Warm-up games are on Monday and Wednesday this week and the competition proper starts on Saturday 14th January 2023. Here are the warm-up games.

Monday 9th January 2023

Scotland v USA Ireland v Pakistan Indonesia v Zimbabwe India v Australia UAE v Sri Lanka New Zealand v Rwanda West Indies v England South Africa v Bangladesh

Wednesday 11th January 2023

Bangladesh v India England v Indonesia Rwanda v Ireland South Africa v Australia Zimbabwe v West Indies Pakistan v New Zealand Sri Lanka v Scotland

We will try and keep you up-to-date with all the scores, results, performances and standings.

Martin Davies 08/I/23

Thursday 11 November 2021

The race to the WBBL Finals

WBBL07 is less than two weeks away from completing its group stage, with the teams finishing in third and fourth due to play Eliminator One on 24th November. 

The winner of that game will then play in Eliminator Two, the following day, against the team that have finished second in the table. 

And the winner from that game will then play the table-toppers, who will go straight to the final on 27th November.

Finishing top is therefore a big plus. Finish second and you will have to play at least one game before the final. If you finish third or fourth then you will need to win three games in four days to take the title. 

Here are the current league placings

So what games do the teams have left to play? Here they are in table order....

Renegades - Thunder, Hurricanes, Heat 
This looks a very comfortable run in for table-topping Renegades who are almost certainly into the Play-Offs, but would really like to finish top of the league and go straight into the final. Two wins and 20 points should be enough to claim top spot, but Renegades will be looking to win all three games, which would leave only Heat as contenders for league winners. They would have to win all of their last four games.

Scorchers - Strikers, Stars, Sixers
Currently sitting in second place Scorchers have a tougher set of fixtures to finish their league season. They will back themselves to beat struggling Stars, but Strikers and Sixers will be tougher opponents. That one win may be enough, but two out of three will make life much more comfortable for them. Three out of three and they might sneak top spot.

Heat - Sixers, Strikers, Thunder, Renegades
Heat also have a tough finish to the season. Thunder are almost done, but that means they can play with some freedom and it would be no surprise to see Thunder's Smriti Mandhana win a game on her own. Sixers, Strikers and Renegades will all be scrapping for top four, but Heat have already beaten both Sixers and Strikers. One win may be enough, but three or four could see them finish top.

Stars - Scorchers, Strikers 
Stars have won only four of their twelve games, so only have two more to come. They did beat Strikers in a 14 over bash, but then lost their last two games badly to Renegades and Scorchers. They may have all the points they are going to get in WBBL07 which means they are unlikely to make the Play-Offs.

Strikers - Hurricanes, Heat, Scorchers, Sixers, Stars 
Strikers still have five games to play and their destiny really is still in their own hands. Win all five and they will end up with 19 points, which probably won't get them straight to the final, but would be enough for a Play-Off spot. But five wins on the bounce would be a big ask. Two this weekend would be a great start - Hurricanes and Heat stand in their way.

Sixers - Heat, Thunder, Strikers, Scorchers
Sixers have been disappointing all season, and winning their last four games may not be enough for them, even if they could do it. Given their opponents 4/4 looks unlikely. Depending on other results three wins and 15 points might just be enough to sneak into the top 4, but even then NRR might let them down. Sixers need wins and big wins at that.

Hurricanes - Strikers, Renegades, Thunder 
Technically Canes are not out of it, but they would have to win all three and other results would have to go their way. Neither scenario seems very likely, but they could dent Strikers' hopes if they can string together a full performance.

Thunder - Sixers, Renegades, Heat, Hurricanes 
Last year's winners can make it to 14 points if they win all four of their games. But even that is very unlikely to be enough to get through. They have only managed two wins to date so four on the trot seems unlikely, but who knows in this topsy turvy version of the WBBL?

With four games over the weekend, not involving either Renegades or Scorchers, the chasing pack have the chance to state their claim. Can they take it?

Martin Davies