The first three games of the ARCH Trophy have been played and, despite a few technical issues with CricHQ scorecard for the Sussex v Lancs game, which are yet to be rectified, the results are in.
Essex 148 all out (33.1 overs) Bryony Butcher 56, Rachel Petherick 3/30 v Durham 103 all out (35.5 overs) Laura Ellison 41, Shona Keany 4/23, Kelly Castle 3/15, Hannah Courtnell 3/21
Essex won by 45 runs
Group BSussex 245/7 (40 overs) Georgia Adams 59, Chiara Green 38 v Lancashire 147/7 (40 overs) Rebecca Silk 2/24, Freya Davies 2/16 (more details when full scorecard available)
Sussex won by 98 runs
Wales 202/7 (40 overs) Ellie Hopkins 4, Rebecca Struthers 39no, Lois Wilkinson 3/24 v Scotland 96 all out (33.3 overs) Gwenan Davies 3/9
Wales won by 106 runs
Essex therefore top Group A, but there are two big group A games tomorrow when the MCC take on Durham and Essex take on Devon. Both MCC and Devon will be playing their first games in the tournament and will be keen to get off to a winning start.
Sussex and Wales are the early pacesetters in Group B and they meet tomorrow in what should be a fascinating the day/night game at the Fairs Ground.