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LNS-W vs WEF-W: Beth Mooney, bowlers power London Spirit to their maiden victory 

image-l781o7teBeth Mooney hit 61* off 38 to secure a victory for Spirit (PC: Twitter)

London Spirit (LNS) prevailed by eight wickets against Welsh Fire (WEF) in Match 16 of the Hundred Women's Competition at Lord's on Wednesday (24 August). 

Experienced Spirit bowlers skittles Fire batting line-up

Opting to bat first, Fire got off to a positive start with the 46-run stand from openers Sarah Bryce (33) and Tammy Beaumont (19). However, their dismissals opened the floodgates for the Spirit. 

Only Nicola Carey (28) could provide a notable contribution in the middle-order, as Fire finished on 119/9 in their designated quota of 100 balls. 

Freya Davies was the most successful bowler for Spirit with three scalps, followed by Megan Schutt and Amelia Kerr taking two each. 

Beth Mooney tops batting charts to lead the way for Spirit

In response to a chase, Beth Mooney continued her blistering form with her ability to pierce the gaps in the powerplay overs. On the other end, Danielle Gibson steered the team at a brisk rate as well. 

image-l781q308Danielle Gibson contributed 34 off 27 balls (PC: Twitter)

The duo added 66 runs for the first wicket in 48 balls, before Gibson (34) made her way back to the hut. 

In the end, Mooney remained unbeaten on 61 off 39 balls, laced with 11 fours to finish off the chase, with 14 balls to spare. The 28-year-old is now the leading run-scorer in the tournament with 201 runs in four games. 

Brief Scores: 

Welsh Fire Women- 119/9 (100b)

Sarah Bryce 33 (25), Nicola Carey 28 (21);
Freya Davies 3/25

London Spirit Women- 122/2 (86b)

Beth Mooney 61 (39), Danielle Gibson 34 (27);
Claire Nicholas 1/18

Result: London Spirit Women won by 8 wickets

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