Jones was not required to bat in the final, but provided a superb wicket to aid in her side's victory@SEStarsCricket/Twitter

Cambridge student Emma Jones has this evening (05/09) won the inaugural 2021 Charlotte Edwards Cup with the South East Stars, beating Northern Diamonds by five wickets with two overs remaining.

Going into today’s final, Jones enjoyed a solid batting performance against Central Sparks last Monday (30/08), striking 46 not out off 27 balls. Following this win, the Stars placed first in Group A with a total of 21 points, meaning they were able to advance straight to the final. As for their opponents, Northern Diamonds had to face Southern Vipers in a semi-final that also took place today, winning by eighteen runs to secure a spot in the last two.

Turning to the battle for silverware, Northern Diamonds won the toss and elected to bat. With the Diamonds finishing their twenty overs on 138-4, Jones was able to throw down the stumps during the innings, as her pinpoint throw saw Bess Heath run out for 22.

Bryony Smith and Aylish Cranstone then opened up batting for the Stars, as they chased 139 to win. In fine fashion, Jones’s side reached their target with twelve balls remaining, as emerging talent Alice Capsey struck the final shot to take both the title and her fortieth run.


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Triumph at the Ageas Bowl rounds off what has been a hugely successful summer for Jones, after being a part of the Oval Invincibles squad that won The Hundred last month (21/08). Although she did not get a chance to contribute to the scorecard, Jones gained some invaluable experience over the course of her two-week stretch with the Invincibles, as well as earned a winner’s medal and graced the field of Lord’s with a fitting victory lap.

Varsity congratulates Emma on her trophy achievement.