South East Stars didn’t make the final of the inaugural Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy but there was some vital experience for plenty of Surrey Women players.
After winning the London Cup, a T20 fixture against Middlesex, and the 50 over London Championship against Essex, Kent & Middlesex earlier this summer, several Surrey Women players were involved in this new regional competition.
How did those selected to feature get on for the South East Stars?
With 119 runs from just two innings, Chloe really announced herself as a batter. Opening up with Bryony Smith in the final fixture, she top scored with a classy 79 and takes an average of 59.50 from the competition. That’s a great foundation for the 18-year-old to build on.
A right arm seamer too, Brewer bowled eight overs across her two matches taking 1/38 from those overs.
At just 16, Capsey has looked right at home at all levels of domestic women’s cricket this summer. Standing out with bat and ball for Surrey Women earlier this year, Capsey’s 141 runs from six innings was the largest accumulation for South East Stars. Her highest score of 73 led the Stars to one of their two victories.
She also worked through a total of 35 overs with her right arm off-breaks.
116 runs in six innings at an average of just short of 20 for top order batter Cranstone, who hit 46 in a long partnership with Capsey to beat Sunrisers at Chelmsford in the back end of the group stage.
Playing just the first two games before joining the England bubble, Dunkley was the key player in the first win; making 97 with the bat against Sunrisers. She also claimed three wickets from 15 overs with her leg spin across the two matches.
Now, she’s in the squad that will play 5 T20Is against West Indies over the next 10 days.
17.1 overs and 3 innings for the all-rounder in her three matches. She was central to everything Surrey achieved earlier in the year but it didn’t quite come off for her in this competition, taking one wicket and scoring nine runs.
Frontline seamer Gray bowled 11 overs across her two appearances, taking two wickets for 56 runs.
Bowling all 10 overs in both her appearances, Gregory’s leg spin stood out just as it did for Surrey earlier this year. She took five wickets for 74 runs from her 20 overs.
Jones bowled more than anyone else for South East Stars this year, racking up 52.5 overs across the six games. From that, she took seven wickets at an economy rate of 4.39. She also made 74 runs at an average of 14.80 with some useful lower order cameos.
Like Dunkley, Smith played the first two games before heading off for the England bubble. She wasn’t named in the final squad so returned for the final fixture. A disjointed summer for the batter, who will be hoping to have a more settled year in 2021.
One catch and three stumpings for the ever present wicket keeper Southby as well as three not outs from her lower order cameos with the bat.
Experienced opener Kirstie White hit 65 runs from her three innings including a battling 50 against Western Storm at Bristol.