Lancashire win County Women's T20 competition
Lancashire have won the County Women’s T20 after beating Yorkshire in the final by eight wickets.
This was after Chris Chambers' team thrashed Nottinghamshire in the semi-final by ten wickets at Northern CC.
Lancashire remain unbeaten in the competition after winning all eight games.
In the semi-final, Emma Lamb and Georgie Boyce hit an unbeaten partnership worth of 119 to win the game in just 12.5 overs, as Lancashire chased down Nottinghamshire’s 115 for the loss of no wickets.
Lamb hit 62 from just 34 balls containing nine fours while Georgie Boyce also passed fifty, making 52 from 44 balls.
Phoebe Graham was the pick of the Lancashire bowlers claiming figures of 3-21 including two wickets in the last over.
Alex Hartley (1-19) and Lamb (1-25) both picked up a wicket each as Lancashire restricted Nottinghamshire to 115-5.
An all-roses final was set up after Yorkshire beat Derbyshire by nine wickets.
Emma Lamb took 5-5 in the final, setting a new best for T20 bowling figures for Lancashire as they comfortably beat Yorkshire by eight wickets.
After Yorkshire won the toss and elected to bat – Buck (17) and Abigail Glenn (12) got their side off to a good start reaching 32-0 after five overs.
But the introduction of spin changed the game, Yorkshire collapsed to 51-8 with Lamb, Hartley (1-12) and Olivia Thomas (1-18) regularly picking up wickets.
Lamb set the new T20 record for Lancashire when Phoebe Graham well caught Gray.
A ninth wicket partnership of 31 between Rachel Slater (17*) and Millie Gray (9) helped Yorkshire post 83-9.
Georgie Boyce then hit an unbeaten 37 as Lancashire chased down Yorkshire’s target in 12.1 overs. Boyce hit the winning runs smashing a four through the off-side of Jessica Woolston.
Captain Ellie Threlkeld was there at the end making 22 not out, adding a partnership worth 51 with Boyce.
Lancashire Women’s Head Coach Chris Chambers said: “It's been a great few weeks with Lancashire Women.
"I Can’t speak highly enough of the girls’ attitude, application, skill and the discipline resulting in winning eight from eight and beating Yorkshire in the final!”