🏏 Lord’s hosts the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final as two teams go head-to-head with the final silverware of the 2022 women’s domestic cricket season at stake.
NEWSFLASH: The Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final is a wrap! CONGRATULATIONS to Northern Diamonds who beat Southern Vipers by two runs in a nail-biting finish at Lord’s to claim the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy silverware for the first time.
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Eight teams started and just two remain who will set foot on the hallowed turf at the Home of Cricket to decide who wins this year’s Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy final.
In 2020 Southern Vipers defeated the Northern Diamonds at Edgbaston to win the inaugural final.
Last year Thunder stole all the plaudits beating South East Stars by 55 runs in the final at The County Ground in Northampton. Batter Ellie Threlkeld top-scored for Thunder in their first inning total of 185 before an inspired spell of bowling by Hannah Jones reduced the Stars to 130 all-out.
Who will be going home with the silverware tonight? All roads lead to St John’s Wood – and the most famous cricket ground in the world – to find out.
🏏 Match starts at 10.30am.
🎟️ Tickets are off sale.
Note: Lord’s is now a ‘Cashless Ground’ and there are no ticket windows open at the ground on matchday. For all Middlesex Cricket matches at Lord’s non-members must purchase tickets in advance of attending the match as tickets will NOT be available to purchase on the gate.
🚊🚗 Travel tips: Travelling via public transport is recommended. The nearest tube station is St John’s Wood – on the Jubilee line – which is a five minute walk. Four alternative tube stations are only 15 mins walk away: Baker Street, Warwick Ave, Marylebone and Edgware. Car parking is very limited in the area. Plan your journey at the Transport for London website.
About the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy: First played in 2020 the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy is a 50-over competition featuring the eight teams in the women’s elite regional structure. South East Stars, Sunrisers, Lightning, Western Storm, Central Sparks, Southern Vipers, Thunder and Northern Diamonds are the eight teams taking part. The teams all play each other once between 2 July to 17 September, ahead of a play-off on Wednesday 21 September to decide who the line-up for the final on Sunday 25 September at Lord’s.
Baroness Rachael Heyhoe-Flint was a cricketing trailblazer who played for the England women’s team from 1960 to 1982. She took over the captaincy in 1966 and remained unbeaten in six series eventually leading England to victory in the 1973 World Cup. Heyhoe-Flint went on to manage the England team and was the first women ever admitted to the MCC. Read her full ESPNcricinfo bio here.