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Sophie Ecclestone has been one of the stand-out cricketers for England in Women’s Cricket. She has picked up 82 wickets in 61 matches at an economy rate of 6.02 and an average of 16.34 for the Three Lions. At the age of just 23, she has already become an impact player for England. She has also been a handy batter down the order for England, with 158 runs in 61 games and the highest score of 33 not out. She has a strike rate of 125.39.
Sophie Ecclestone starred in the sixth game of the Women’s Big Bash League for the Sydney Sixers. She bowled a wonderful four-over spell of 1/16. The Sydney Sixers scored 147-6 in their 20 overs, with Alyssa Healy being the top scorer with 43 off32 balls, with six fours. The skipper Elyse Perry got a vital 28 from 30 balls, with two fours in her innings. Erin Burns got a quick 22 from 17 with four fours. This allowed the Sixers to get a competitive total in the end.
But what made headlines was a stunning run out during the Melbourne Stars’ batting innings. This happened on the fourth ball of the sixteenth over. She had quick reflexes, which allowed her to execute a lightning-fast run out of her bowling. The ball was chipped to her by Tess Flintoff, she took the ball and in a split second, her eyes caught sight of the batter running down the pitch she threw the ball in a flash to run her out.
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This sparked huge celebrations from the sixers players, who enjoyed that sparkling piece of brilliance from the overseas pro. In the second innings, The Sixers bowlers were on the money as they picked up wickets at regular intervals to keep the Melbourne Stars to 120-9 in their 20 overs and also register a 27-run win. The Sixers are leading the points table in the WBBL with six points from three games.