Report: Bears v Gloucestershire, Women's T20 - Semi-Final
Dominic Ostler’s side eased past Gloucestershire in the opening semi-final at the Edgbaston Community Sports Ground to book their place in the Group Three final.
It was a dominant bowling display from the Bears, led by four wickets from Anisha Patel, as Gloucestershire were dismissed for just 68 off the final ball of the innings.
Patel, who was playing her 100th game for the Club, finished with figures of 4-1-7-4. Fast bowler Issy Wong (2/7) got the hosts off to the perfect start, getting her first of two wickets in the opening over.
In reply, the Bears got off to a slow start at 12 for two with Wong and Captain Marie Kelly both departing early.
But a 26-run partnership between Gwenan Davies (15) and Thea Brookes allayed any fears forming a partnership of 26, with Brookes (36*) and Bethan Ellis (9*) seeing the game out reaching the target in the 13th over.
Bears Women will now face Somerset in the final at 4.30pm.
T20 Quarter-Final: Tickets only £10
Birmingham Bears will host Hampshire Hawks at Edgbaston on Thursday 7 July (6.30pn) in the Vitality Blast quarter-finals.
Adult tickets are available from £10, when you buy in advance of the day of the match. Under 12s go FREE and 12 to 15-year-olds are £1. Members and Season Pass holders go FREE.