The Hundred Womens Competition 2023: Bryony Smith Star in Trent Rockets vs Manchester Originals

Bryony Smith

The Trent Rockets cruised to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over the Manchester Originals in Match 23 of The Hundred Women’s Competition 2023. Bryony Smith was the star of the show for the Rockets, scoring 28 off 19 balls and taking 1 wicket for 27 runs.

The Originals were put in to bat first and made a slow start, scoring just 28 runs in the first six overs. Deandra Dottin top-scored for the Originals with 30 runs, but the rest of the batting lineup struggled against the Rockets’ spinners. The Originals were eventually bowled out for 107 in 100 balls.

The Rockets’ chase was equally as dominant. Lizelle Lee and Smith gave them a flying start, putting on 60 runs for the first wicket. Smith was eventually dismissed for 28, but Lee continued to bat fluently and finished unbeaten on 44. The Rockets reached their target with 36 balls to spare.

The win keeps the Rockets in contention for a top-four finish in the competition. They are currently in fourth place, four points behind the second-placed Welsh Fire. The Originals, on the other hand, are at the bottom of the table and have little chance of making the playoffs.

Bryony Smith’s All-Round Performance

Bryony Smith was the player of the match for her all-round performance. She scored 28 runs off 19 balls at a strike rate of 147.36 and took 1 wicket for 27 runs. Smith’s batting was particularly impressive, as she hit 6 boundaries in her 19-ball inning. She also bowled economically, conceding some 27 runs in her 20-ball spell.

Smith’s performance is a major boost for the Rockets, who are looking to make the playoffs. She is a talented all-rounder who can bat in the top order and bowl in the middle overs. She will be a key player for the Rockets if they want to challenge for the title.

The Originals’ Batting Struggles Continue

The Originals’ batting problems continued in this match. They have now scored less than 120 runs in their last three matches. The Originals’ top order has been particularly inconsistent, with no batsman scoring more than 40 runs in their last three innings.

The Originals need to find a way to score more runs if they want to have any chance of making the playoffs. They have a number of talented batters in their squad, but they need to start performing more consistently.

The Rockets Stay in Contention

The Rockets’ win keeps them in contention for a top-three finish. They have two more matches to play, and they will be confident of winning both of them. The Rockets have a strong squad, and they are playing some good cricket at the moment.

They will be hoping to finish the season strongly and secure a place in the playoffs.