Surrey Stars women’s cricket team got off to a disappointing start in the newly formed Super League when they fell to defeat against the Southern Vipers.
The Stars first outing in the T20 competition fell flat when they could only muster 85 runs in their allotted overs, thanks largely to the efforts of England international Natalie Sciver who notched 36 runs from 44 balls.
The home side, based at The Rose Bowl in Southampton, kept a tight stranglehold on the run rate during Surrey’s innings with all five bowlers achieving economy rates of less than six an over. When the home side batted they got off to a more than solid start thanks to knocks of 25 from Suzie Bates and 41 from Georgia Adams. By the time Bates was bowled at the third wicket down 68 runs were on the board and Lydia Greenway then eased her side home to pick up the win.
Surrey’s first home game in the competition is tonight at the Kia Oval when they take on the Yorkshire Diamonds, proceedings get under way at 6.30pm. For more information visit www.kiaoval.com.