The finals day of the inaugural edition of the Charlotte Edwards (CE) Cup saw South East Stars lift the cup by defeating Northern Diamonds. South East Stars, who made it to the final after topping Group A, awaited the winners of Northern Diamonds and Southern Vipers.
In the semi-final of the contest, the experienced Winfield-Hill smashed a half-century while another veteran Jenny Gunn had 22 runs as well as four wickets. In the end, Vipers managed only 117 while chasing 136.
In the final, Northern Diamonds opted to bat first and had a decent score on board. Though they had lost wickets in regular intervals, they kept the scoreboard ticking and made 138 runs. Armitage had 59 runs and was the top scorer for the team.
In return, South East Stars batted with ease and had a 71-run partnership for the first wicket. Diamonds came back and reduced Stars for 81 for 4. Since the team had maintained a good run rate right from the beginning, there was no pressure for the new batter. In fact, nobody knows what made the team to give away wickets in the mid way as the match was under their pocket after the initial partnership.
However, Alice Capsey smashed four fours and a six to get to an unbeaten 40 from just 26 deliveries. Earlier, Cranstone had 35 and Smith had 37. In the end, Capsey scored the winning run and took the team home.
She won the player of the match for her efforts. Katie Levick was the pick of the bowlers with two wickets to her name while giving away just 19.
With this, the team based from the Oval have won both The Hundred as well as the CE Cup. Earlier, Oval Invincibles had lifted the Hundred Women final. Alice Capsey was a star performer in that tournament as well.