Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy: Southern Vipers beat Northern Diamonds in final

Southern Vipers won the trophy for the second successive year
Southern Vipers won the trophy for the second successive year
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final, Northampton
Northern Diamonds 183 (49.2 overs): Campbell 60, Smith 31; Adams 4-35
Southern Vipers 187-7 (49.4 overs): Windsor 47*, Norris 40*; Gunn 3-31
Southern Vipers won by three wickets
Match scorecard

Southern Vipers beat Northern Diamonds with two balls to spare at Northampton to win the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for the second year running.

They struggled to 109-7, chasing a target of 184, but Emily Windsor and Tara Norris shared an unbroken match-winning partnership of 78.

Windsor hit the winning boundary off Beth Langston to finish on 47 not out, with Norris making 40 off 44 balls.

Diamonds have now played three major finals and lost all three.

They were beaten by Vipers in last year’s 50-over final and lost by five wickets to South East Stars in the 20-over Charlotte Edwards Cup earlier this month.

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