Alyssa Healy runs out Beth Mooney in The Hundred, sparking Northern Superchargers' win over London Spirit

Alyssa Healy runs out Beth Mooney in The Hundred, sparking Northern Superchargers’ win over London Spirit

Alyssa Healy has delivered a bit of brilliance in the field to run out Australian international teammate Beth Mooney and help inspire her Northern Superchargers side to their first victory in this year’s Women’s Hundred in England.

Healy’s airborne dismissal of Mooney, who scored 97 not out in the London Spirit’s opener to the 100-ball-a-side competition, proved the turning point in the Superchargers’ five-run win at Headingley.

Spirit’s pursuit of 4-127 was going along smoothly enough at 1-54 with Mooney still looking in control when she had a mix-up in running with second-wicket partner Amelia Kerr.

Turning for the second run, Mooney was in trouble, but the throw from mid-wicket from Beth Langston looked to have reprieved her because it was wide and high to wicketkeeper Healy.

But the Australian World Cup star leapt high to her left and not only collected it but managed to flick an underarm throw that hit the stumps and left her international opening partner stranded, out for a threatening 30 off 20 balls.


From that point, the run chase was always in trouble, especially when Danielle Gibson top-edged Alice Davidson-Richards to fine leg next ball.

Spirit ended up needing 13 off the final series of five and despite an excellent effort from Sophie Luff, the visitors fell five runs short.

Earlier, Bess Heath had been key for the Superchargers, with a blistering 57 off 34 deliveries featuring 10 boundaries digging her side out of trouble.

Healy had also played her part with the bat, smashing 22 off 16 including one huge six over long-on before she perished, seriously annoyed with herself, after plonking a juicy full-toss off Kerr straight into Alice Monaghan’s hands on the boundary.

Maxwell stars with bat and ball

In the men’s tournament, Glenn Maxwell shone with bat and ball to help London Spirit maintain their perfect record in The Hundred.

Englishman Adam Rossington took center stage with the competition’s fastest 50, smashed off just 15 balls, as Spirit made mincemeat of their 144-run target against the Superchargers at Headingley.

But Australian star Maxwell was similarly pivotal in wrapping up the seven-wicket win with 18 balls to spare, as the Lord’s franchise almost certainly earned a place in the knockout stages already by winning their fourth straight match.

The Victorian cracked an unbeaten 43 off just 25 balls to steer them home after earlier granting just six runs and taking a key wicket off 15 balls in a spell that helped strangle the Superchargers.