On-song Hartley takes four wickets in Super 3s

Alex Hartley

Alex Hartley

First published in Sport

CLITHEROE’S Alex Hartley spun her side to glory in the second round of the ECB’s Super 3 at Loughborough.

The tournament is designed to showcase the best 36 women cricketers in the country as they split into three teams and face off in a round-robin contest.

Playing in the Rubies, Hartley claimed the prized scalps of England stars Lydia Greenway and Jenny Gunn on her way to a return of 4-21 from 10 overs as the Sapphires, including Lancashire’s England pace ace Kate Cross, were bowled out for 156.

Hartley’s skipper and England captain Charlotte Edwards failed as Team B replied but they coasted home by four wickets with Hartley not required to bat.

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