SV vs NOD Match Preview

The Southern Vipers have had a mixed tournament so far, winning only three out of nine matches. Despite this, they are still in contention, holding the fourth spot on the ladder with 17 points and a decent net run-rate of 0.045. The team has faced some unlucky moments, with two matches being washed out due to rain.


In their last game, played about a week ago, the Vipers emerged triumphant in a rain-affected match, chasing down a revised target of 238 in 48 overs. Their batting duo of Bouchier and Adams played crucial roles, scoring 71 and 59 runs, respectively, forming a vital partnership of 95 runs for the second wicket. The Vipers' win elevated them to the fifth position on the table.


Storm had set a challenging total of 230 for 5, which certainly was a total that Vipers were happy with more going into the innings break. Adams showcased her all-round skills, taking 2 wickets for 50 runs, while Linsey Smith also contributed with 2 wickets for 36 runs, restricting Storm's scoring at crucial moments.


The Vipers' strategic move to bowl first, considering the threat of rain, paid off as they executed their chase well. Bouchier's aggressive start, including a massive six into the wind, set the tone, and Adams continued the momentum with stylish shots. Despite losing Bouchier and Emily Windsor, Freya Kemp's composed innings of 47 runs sealed the victory for the Vipers.


With this hard-fought win, the Vipers demonstrated determination and skill in handling challenging weather conditions and formidable opponents. They now need another strong performance to climb higher in the standings. If they can continue playing to their potential in the upcoming match, the Vipers will be in a strong position to succeed.



Similar to the Vipers, the Northern Diamonds Women are also holding a middle position on the points table, ranked fourth with 19 points. However, their poor net run-rate of -0.249 is a concern they desperately want to address while aiming to accumulate more points.


Having lost their previous match, the Diamonds are eager to return to winning form. So far, they have won three out of nine matches, which is considered below par for the defending champions. They are yet to experience a match washed out due to rain, unlike some of their counterparts.


In their recent rain-affected fixture, the Diamonds batted first and were in a strong position at 223 for 4 from 34 overs when rain interrupted play. The match resumed after the delay, and the Sparks were set to chase a challenging target. Captain Hollie Armitage played a commendable innings, scoring 66 off 56 balls, supported by Bess Heath with an unbeaten 49 off 31 balls. Their partnership of 66 runs for the fourth wicket set the stage for a competitive finish. However, the Diamonds' momentum slowed down as they lost wickets, and the rain further hampered their scoring opportunities.

Weather Report

England is known for incessant rains in this season and Arundel is expected to be the same over the course of next few days. Alongside the spell of showers, we expect a brief period of sunshine. The pitch and conditions are expected to favor fast-bowlers and Duckworth and Lewis method might come into the calculation. Considering that, the captain winning the toss is expected to field first.

Pitch Report

This is the first of many matches to be played at Arundel and not a lot is known about the surface. What we do know is that it is expected to be a true one - as the others have been. Having said that, there will be plenty for the bowlers as well early in the game. We have seen middling scores right throughout the tournament and we expect nothing different in this match as well. Given the conditions, anything over 250 would be an excellent score batting first. 

Team News

We haven't heard of any injuries in either of the two camps. Expect both sides to go in with the same team combination.

SV vs NOD Probable 11

SV Playing 11

  • Ella McCaughan
  • Maia Boucher
  • Georgia Adams (C)
  • Emily Windsor
  • Freya Kemp
  • Maitlan Brown
  • Linsey Smith
  • Alice Monaghan
  • Rhianna Southby
  • Mary Taylor (Wk)
  • Megan Sturge

NOD Playing 11

  • Lauren Winfield Hill (Wk)
  • Sterre Kalis
  • Hollie Armitage (C)
  • Emma Marlow
  • Bess Heath
  • Chloe Tyron
  • Leah Dodson
  • Lizzie Scott
  • Katie Levick
  • Grace Hall
  • Jessica Woolston
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

It is an important match for both these teams as the mid-table battle and the race to the top continues to go more and more intense with every passing match. Diamonds have an excellent side on paper but they have been dismal in their last few matches. Vipers, on the other hand, have played to their strength coming into this game with an impressive win. Given all those factors, we would be placing our money on a Northern Diamonds win. 

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SV vs NOD Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: Lauren Winfield Hill

Batters: Hollie Armitage (C), Bess Heath, Maia Boucher, Emily Windsor

All-rounders: Georgia Adams (VC), Chloe Tyron, Freya Kemp

Bowlers: Megan Sturge, Jessica Woolson, Katie Levick