Published: 06:00, 14 May 2021
Kent women, already crowned winners of their southeast group in the T20 Vitality Blast, will be eager to impress England selector Charlotte Edwards when they take on Sussex in their concluding double-header at The Mote on Sunday.
Edwards, the England Ashes legend and a 2014 Wisden Cricketer of the Year, will be present at The Mote to run the rule over the Kent side, who are unbeaten so far in the competition.
And among those keen to catch the eye will be 17-year-old Grace Scrivens, from Leeds village, who got her season off to a flying start with an unbeaten 94 from 62 balls against Surrey in last month’s Blast opener and struck 39 on Sunday in their second game against Essex at Chelmsford as Kent clinched the group.
Captain Alice Davidson-Richards top scored with 60 not out in the second game against Essex, which Kent won by 32 runs having won the first game by five wickets.
Scrivens has also been appearing for the Sunrisers, one of the eight domestic regional franchises, for whom she made 72 batting at number eight in a victory over Western Storm in September.
The Mote was a happy hunting ground for Scrivens against Essex last season who along with fellow opener Sarah Bryce knocked off the 112 runs needed for victory in less than 18 overs in a 50-overs-a-side game.
Nick Aldrich, organiser of The Mote’s youth and women’s sections, said: “It’s brilliant to have county cricket back at The Mote again and the only downside is that the game is one day before we’re allowed to open up our facilities to spectators.”
The first of the games on Sunday begins at 1pm with the second following on soon after.