Worcestershire Women’s Rapids captain, Chloe Hill, played an important role in South East Stars reaching the knockout stages of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy with a 152 run win over Central Sparks at Edgbaston.
Hill, who is on loan from Southern Vipers, struck a quickfire 34 to help rescue the Stars from a mid-innings wobble and set an imposing total of 284 in 50 overs.
The 26-year-old, part of the Vipers side narrowly beaten in last summer’s final by Northern Diamonds at Lord’s, came to the wicket at 213-5 after three wickets fell for 14 runs.
She added 57 off 48 balls for the seventh wicket with Maddie Blinkhorn-Jones (24 not out) to lift the Stars final total to 283-7 and out of reach of the Sparks who were dismissed for 131 in 35.1 overs.
Hill was run out in the final over after lifting her run tally in the competition to 117 in five knocks, including 63 against Northern Diamonds at Beckham.
The Stars will now take on the Blaze in the play-offs on Thursday.
Hill’s success with the Stars followed on from her leading the Women’s Rapids to trophy glory in the West Midlands Regional Cup.
She signers her first professional contract with the Vipers in April and featured in seven T20 and 50 over matches for them before her loan spell with the Stars.