Surrey Stars will not be taking part in the Kia Super League finals day after their 34 run defeat against Loughborough Lightning last week.
The women’s side needed to win their final game of the league section of the T20 tournament to have any hope of progressing, but instead they fell to a heavy defeat.
The Stars were always up against it after South African international Dane van Niekerk hit 91 as the home side posted an impressive score of 168/6 in their allotted overs.
The pick of the Surrey bowlers were seamer Marizanne Kapp who took one wicket for 23 runs in her fours overs and England left arm spinner Alex Hartley who had an identical return to Kapp.
In chasing down the score Surrey lost wickets at too regular an interval with only opener Tammy Beaumont, with a knock of 27 from 22 balls, getting a score of any note early on.
A later rearguard effort from Laura Marsh, who scored 41 off 24 balls, proved too little too late as Surrey fell to defeat and missed a top three spot that would have them through to finals day.
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