LIT vs SES Match Preview

The Blaze outfit played their last game of the competition against Southern Vipers. Batting first, Southern Vipers scored 288 runs all out from 49.5 overs with some excellent contributions from the likes of Bouchier, Elwiss, and Windsor. These three cricketers scored 64, 64, and 52 runs respectively to ensure that the Southern Vipers reached a fighting total. Southern Vipers recorded a win by a margin of 126 runs as The Blaze was bowled out for 162 runs. This victory ensured Southern Vipers a place in the final of the competition.

The Blaze entered this match with the knowledge that a win here was a ticket to the final in Northampton on Sunday. Even if they had succeeded in reaching a score of 231 runs during the chase it would have taken all the permutations and combinations out of the picture. On an overcast morning with the dew still present on the outfield, bowling first appeared to be a good decision for the Blaze skipper Kirstie Gordon. It appeared to be a good decision when the Southern Vipers' openers were kept quiet by the Blaze opening bowlers.

South East Stars played their last and 53rd game of the competition against Central Sparks in Birmingham. They went on to win this match convincingly by a margin of 152 runs. A good stand between Bryoni Smith and Chathli set up a big total for South East Stars women. Smith scored 97 runs while Chathli scored 61 runs. The Entire Central Sparks team was bundled out for 131 runs with Davidson-Richards and McDonald-Gay picking up 3 wickets each. This emphatic 152-run win secured qualification for the South East Stars to the next round.

This win was set up by the Stars opener Bryoni Smith who led from the front with a terrific 97 from 81 balls with 10 fours and 3 sixes. Kira Chathli scored 61 from 92 balls and these two powered the team to a healthy score of 283 for 7. What followed this effort was a disciplined bowling performance from Stars that allowed only Maddy Green from the opposition to reach a score of over 20 runs. When Smith got out in the nineties falling 3 runs short of a well-deserved hundred the Stars innings lost a bit of momentum. But Chloe Hill and Maddie Blinkhorn-Jones rescued the situation and took the score to 283 runs.

Weather Report

We are likely to get some showers during the match in Beckenham. This rain is likely to arrive in patches. So, there is every chance that we will have a D/L equation in the picture at some point in time. The temperatures during the game are likely to vary between 12 to 17 degrees during the game. The relative humidity will vary between 40% to 80%.

Pitch Report

The Kent County Ground in Beckenham is located in Bromley, England. Most of the matches featuring women's teams of Kent are played at this venue these days. This wicket was initially used for first-class cricket in 1954. The surface here is suitable for batters as it is smooth and hard. Bowlers will need to bowl an excellent line and length in the game to restrict the opposition.

Notable stats

PJ Scholfield has a good average-to-strike rate combination.

PJ Scholfield has scored 436 runs in the competition with an average of 43.60 and a strike rate of 96.88.

D Gregory has a great average with the ball in this year's RHFT.

D Gregory has picked up 21 wickets from her last 14 games with an average of 17.80.

Team News

There might be a few changes made to both teams in light of this game being a playoff one. But you can expect the full teams to be up for selection tomorrow.

LIT vs SES Probable 11

LIT Playing 11

  • Lizelle Lee
  • Marie Kelly
  • Sarah Bryce (Wk)
  • Georgie Boyce
  • Kathryn Bryce
  • Ella Claridge
  • Teresa Graves
  • Lucy Higham
  • Kirstie Gordon (C)
  • Josie Groves
  • Grace Ballinger

SES Playing 11

  • Kira Chathli (Wk)
  • Alexa Stonehouse
  • Bryony Smith (C)
  • Alice Davidson-Richards
  • Paige Scholfield
  • Aylish Cranstone
  • Chloe Hill
  • Maddie Blinkhorn-Jones
  • Ryana MacDonald-Gay
  • Bethan Miles
  • Danielle Gregory
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

There is little to choose between these two teams if you look at their performance in the league stages of the competition. Both these teams were ranked 2nd and 3rd in the points table during the league stages of the RHFT competition. But The Blaze team is due for a win and a close contest is on the cards. We will bet with the Blaze to win the contest.

Top Picks

D Gregory: Gregory has picked up 21 scalps from 14 matches with an average of 17.80.

PJ Scholfield: Scholfield has scored 436 runs from her 13 games with an average of 43.60 and a strike rate of 96.88.

TT Beaumont: Beaumont has scored 241 runs from her last 6 games with an excellent average of 48.20 and a strike rate of 89.92.

G Ballinger: G Ballinger has been the best bowler for The Blaze having picked up 17 wickets from 11 matches with an average of 21.47.

LIT vs SES Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: S Bryce

Batters: T Beaumont, S Dunkley, T Brits

All-rounders: N Sciver, K Bryce (VC), P Scholfield (C), A Capsey

Bowlers: K Gordon, S Munro, D Gregory

LIT vs SES Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction