By ECB Reporters Network
Last Updated: 05/09/20 8:48pm
Northern Diamonds maintained their 100 per cent record in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy after Jenny Gunn rolled back the years to drag them to victory over Lightning from what had looked like a losing position.
Chasing 227 to win, Diamonds appeared to be heading for defeat when they slipped to 119-7 in the 30th over, still well short of the required rate and with wickets running out at the Fischer County Ground.
But former England star Gunn, 34, who played for Lightning in the Kia Super League in 2018 and 2019, teamed up with another experienced campaigner in Beth Langston to add 81 in 15 overs for the eight wicket before fellow World Cup-winner Langston fell for 37.
That still left 27 required but Gunn stayed on to complete a 72-ball half-century before Phoebe Graham struck the winning boundary with seven balls to…