Sat. Sep 30th, 2023

Anya Shrubsole says she acquired the ending she needed and a profession she might solely have dreamed of after captaining Southern Courageous to the Hundred title in her closing recreation as an expert cricketer.

Courageous misplaced to Oval Invincibles within the first two Hundred finals however defeated Northern Superchargers by 34 runs at Lord’s on Sunday to turn into the 2023 ladies’s champions.

Shrubsole secured one other trophy at Lord’s, six years on from bowling England to the Ladies’s World Cup title on the bottom when she took 6-46, together with 5 wickets in 19 balls, in opposition to India.

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Watch Southern Courageous elevate the Hundred trophy after beating Northern Superchargers within the ladies’s closing

The 31-year-old advised Sky Sports activities: “Southern Courageous have been the very best crew in The Hundred over the past three years and we simply have not managed to recover from the road so to do it’s simply unbelievable.

“I’m unbelievably proud to be third time fortunate. To lastly elevate the trophy is an incredible feeling.

“It’s proper up there [with my career highlights], simply due to the event and figuring out it was my final recreation and having been so shut two years operating. All these issues make it actually, actually particular.

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Highlights from the ladies’s Hundred closing at Lord’s as Southern Courageous beat Northern Superchargers by 34 runs in captain Anya Shrubsole’s closing recreation.

“I usually say sport is just not that sort, it would not usually give individuals the ending they may need, so I really feel extremely lucky to get the ending I needed. I might solely have dreamed of getting this profession.”

‘The Hundred unbelievable for ladies’s cricket’

Shrubsole took one wicket within the closing, trapping Alice Davidson-Richards lbw for 3, with fellow seamer Lauren Bell bagging 3-21 and spinner Kalea Moore 3-15 as Superchargers had been dismissed for 105 chasing 140 for victory.

“I feel this competitors has grown yr on yr. I do know it has its critics however purely from a ladies’s recreation standpoint, this competitors is unbelievable,” added Shrubsole.

Shrubsole took 10 wickets within the 2023 version of The Hundred

“It has achieved wonderful issues for the ladies’s recreation on this nation, for home cricket on this nation, and I actually hope it continues for a few years to return.

“Lauren [Bell] might be going to be approach higher than I ever was and that is actually thrilling. Competitions like this are bringing gamers on.

“The state of ladies’s cricket on this nation is actually wholesome. What’s essential is we seize that momentum and preserve going.”

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