5.55pm: On we go then, no time to dwell. There's always another 100 balls on the horizon! They'll be tossing up in the men's game very shortly, so head over to keep Andrew Miller company and fingers crossed for another decent contest. Cheerio!

5.50pm: Well, it was tighter than it looked like being, but eventually won with four balls to spare after Dani Gibson boshed a couple of no-nonsense boundaries. Phoenix's total always looked a little light and although they kept taking wickets, Spirit stayed level to sneak home in the final set. A second competitive finish between the women, but the home side couldn't turn the support to their advantage here.

Eve Jones is Hero of the Match: "Yeah, got off to a slow start but managed to catch up. Pleasing to get some runs but disappointed with the result. Two really good games to start the women's comp off. [Advice from captain] Said be positive and play my shots. We thought we wanted 140 when batting, so probably left 10 runs out there. [Crowd] Brilliant to play in front of this many people, really good to have some noise behind us."

Elwiss to Gibson, FOUR, length ball angling in, hauled away through backward square, and that means a three-wicket win for Spirit!

Georgia Elwiss to bowl the last set, one run needed. Gibson didn't need to get off strike after all!

19 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | LS-W: 128/7 (1 run required from 5 balls, RR: 6.73, RRR: 1.00)

  • Danielle Gibson4 (1b)
  • Amara Carr11 (9b)
  • Kirstie Gordon3.5-0-25-1
  • Issy Wong3.5-0-31-1
Gordon to Gibson, FOUR, reverse-swept away through backward point... and a misfield means it's going for four! Eve Jones was coming across and seemed to get there, but couldn't pull it in! Suddenly the tension for Spirit dissipates

Out comes Danielle Gordon, six balls left and she just wants to get off strike

Spirit 2nd innings Partnerships

1st17DJS DottinND Dattani
2nd34HC KnightND Dattani
3rd30HC KnightDB Sharma
4th27CL TryonDB Sharma
5th0SE RoweDB Sharma
6th0DB SharmaCE Dean
7th16AD CarrCE Dean
8th8AD CarrDR Gibson