Central Sparks vs Northern Diamonds match preview – CES vs NOD prediction, player stats, pitch report | Charlotte Edwards Cup

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Central Sparks vs Northern Diamonds match preview – CES vs NOD prediction, player stats, pitch report | Charlotte Edwards Cup
Central Sparks vs Northern Diamonds

Central Sparks (CES) Vs Northern Diamonds (NOD) Match Preview & Prediction

  • Central Sparks take on Northern Diamonds in the 6th game of the Charlotte Edwards Cup, 2023
  • The game will be played at Edgbaston in Birmingham
  • This will be the very 1st H2H meeting between these 2 teams
  • Sparks are heading into this game on the back of a 23 run win over Sunrisers in the season opener, whereas Diamonds too went off to a flier in their opening game of the season going past Storm by 32 runs

Central Sparks Vs Northern Diamonds Weather Forecast:

Their Weather is likely to stay clear throughout the game

Central Sparks Vs Northern Diamonds Pitch Report:

  • The team batting 1st has gone on to win 3 out of the last 4 games at this venue
  • Out of the 58 wickets to have fallen here across the last 5 games, spinners have accounted for 26, while the pacers have been more successful with 32 wickets
  • The average 1st innings total here across the last 5 games has been 132 runs

Squads:

CES: Evelyn Jones (c), Amy Jones, Issy Wong, Emily Arlott, Erin Burns, Georgia Davis, Hannah Baker, Ami Campbell, Katie George, Abigail Freeborn, Davina Perrin, Bethan Ellis, Grace Potts

NOD: Hollie Armitage (c), Lauren Winfield, Sterre Kalis, Bess Heath, Katherine Fraser, Leah Dobson, Katie Levick, Emma Marlow, Chloe Tryon, Phoebe Turner, Jessica Woolston, Grace Hall, Abigail Glen, Lizzie Scott

CES vs NOD Top Performers at Venue:

Chloe Tryon (NOD), All Rounder- RHB/LAO:

Inns- 4 | Runs- 80 | Avg- 27 | Wkts- 3 | Avg- 20

Lauren Winfield (NOD), Batter- RHB:

Inn- 1 | Runs- 74 | Avg- 74

Emily Arlott (CES), All Rounder- RHB/RAM:

Inns- 9 | Wkts- 13 | Avg- 15 | Runs- 71 | Avg- 24

Amy Jones (CES), Batter- RHB:

Inns- 13 | Runs- 335 | Avg- 34

CES vs NOD Top Picks and Differential Picks:

WK:

Lauren Winfield (NOD), RHB:

  • She put on a marvellous display with the bat in the previous game, top scoring with 98 runs
  • She has an excellent overall record in the competition: Inns- 6 | Runs- 166 | Avg- 44
  • She’s Diamonds’ leading run-getter in the ongoing RHFT: Inns- 5 | Runs- 220 | Avg- 44
  • She top scored with 74 runs in her only outing at this venue

Amy Jones (CES), RHB:

  • She’ll slot in at the No. 3 spot
  • She was Sparks’ top scorer in the previous game with 51 runs
  • She’s the leading run-getter at this venue: Inns- 13 | Runs- 335 | Avg- 34
  • She’s played only 2 CE Cup games at this venue, and ended up scoring 80 runs in one of those games

BAT:

Evelyn Jones (CES), LHB:

  • The Sparks’ skipper will open the batting for her team
  • She’s the leading run-getter in the competition and the only batter to have eclipsed the 500 run mark: Inns- 15 | Runs- 504 | Avg- 36
  • She’s the 4th highest run-getter at this venue: Inns- 10 | Runs- 215 | Avg- 24
  • She was the 4th highest run-getter last season: Inns- 8 | Runs- 213 | Avg- 27
Differentials:

Grace Hall (NOD), RAM:

  • She’s listed in the batting section but is primarily a bowler
  • She has a bit of sling in her action which makes her a challenging prospect for someone facing her for the 1st time
  • She made her debut in the previous game and returned with figures of 4-0-41-2

Leah Dobson (NOD), RHB:

  • She’ll partner Winfield at the top of the order
  • She looked in great touch in the previous game scoring 25 runs off just the 18 balls
  • She’s known for her power hitting and the ability to clear the boundary at will

AR:

Emily Arlott (CES), RHB/RAM:

  • She was exceptional with the ball in the previous game, registering figures of 4-0-23-4
  • She’s the leading wicket-taker at this venue: Inns- 9 | Wkts- 13 | Avg- 15 | SR- 13
  • She’s gone wicketless just once across her 9 outings at this venue
  • She was Sparks’ 2nd highest wicket-taker last season: Inns- 8 | Wkts- 9 | Avg- 23 | SR- 21

Erin Burns (CES), RHB/OS:

  • She’ll slot in at the No. 4 spot and will bowl her full quota of overs including an over or 2 at the death
  • She missed out with the bat in the previous game, but returned with impressive figures of 3-0-13-1
  • She’s picked 10 wickets at an outstanding average of 10.5 across formats for Sparks this season

Chloe Tryon (NOD), RHB/LAO:

  • She could face just the 4 balls in the previous game with Diamonds not losing many wickets, but expect her to be in action early on against a strong bowling attack
  • She scored 26 runs off 23 balls when these 2 teams met during the RHFT last month
  • She’s had good all-round returns at this venue: Inns- 4 | Runs- 80 | Avg- 27 | Wkts- 3 | Avg- 20

Hollie Armitage (NOD), RHB/RALB:

  • She’ll bat at the No. 3 slot and can also chip in with some handy overs of leg spin if the need be
  • She was exceptional with the bat in the previous game, as she went on to score 74 runs off just the 36 balls
  • She had a good all-round outing when these 2 teams met during the RHFT earlier this season: 37 runs & 4.2-0-26-1
  • She was Diamonds’ leading run-getter last season: Inns- 6 | Runs- 151 | Avg- 38
Differential:

Katie George (CES), RHB/LAM:

  • She’ll have the responsibility to finish the batting innings on a high slotting in at No. 7, and will also bowl at least 3 overs of left arm seam
  • She returned with impressive figures of 5-0-25-2 when these 2 teams met during the RHFT
  • She’s picked 3 wickets at a SR of 24 in the competition, and has also scored 143 runs at an average of 20.4

BOWL:

Katie Levick (NOD), RALB:

  • She’s the leading wicket-taker in the competition: Inns- 15 | Wkts- 27 | Avg- 11 | SR- 12
  • She returned with impressive figures of 2.3-0-14-1 in her only outing at this venue
  • She’s the 2nd highest wicket-taker in the ongoing RHFT: Inns- 5 | Wkts- 10 | Avg- 13 | SR- 23
  • She was the leading wicket-taker last season: Inns- 6 | Wkts- 15 | Avg- 9 | SR- 8

Grace Potts (CES), RAM:

  • She’ll take the new ball for Sparks and will bowl out her full quota of overs before the death overs start
  • She returned with impressive figures of 4-0-13-2 in the previous game
  • She’s picked 3 wickets at a SR of 19 across 3 outings at this venue
  • She has picked the 2nd most number of wickets by a pace bowler in the competition: Inns- 9 | Wkts- 16 | Avg- 15 | SR- 12

Georgia Davis (CES), OS:

  • She’s Sparks’ frontline spinner and will bowl her full quota of overs in every game
  • She returned with impressive figures of 4-0-22-1 in the previous game
  • She returned with exceptional figures of 7.3-1-19-4 when these 2 teams met during the RHFT earlier this season
  • She has an outstanding record in the competition: Inns- 4 | Wkts- 9 | Avg- 8 | SR- 10
Differential:

Lizzie Scott (NOD), RAM:

  • She made her T20 debut in the previous game, and will take the new ball for Diamonds
  • She was the most economical bowler in the previous game, registering brilliant figures of 4-0-27-2
  • She’s had brilliant returns in the ongoing RHFT as well: Inns- 5 | Wkts- 6 | Avg- 22 | SR- 32

CES vs NOD Safe Captaincy Picks:

Lauren Winfield (NOD), WKB- RHB

Erin Burns (CES), All Rounder- RHB/OS

CES vs NOD Differential Captaincy Picks:

Amy Jones (CES), Batter- RHB

Emily Arlott (CES), All Rounder- RHB/RAM

CES vs NOD Base Team:

WK: Lauren Winfield, Amy Jones

BAT: Evelyn Jones

AR: Emily Arlott, Hollie Armitage, Erin Burns

BOWL: Katie Levick, Grace Potts, Georgia Davis

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