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Four gear up for final push

White Super 8s

Georgina White finished the innings with 2-5 to help book a semi-final berth

Four sides will battle it out on Sunday to be crowned the first ever champions of the Southern League Super 8s competition.

Brighton & Hove, Leeds & Broomfield, Twickenham and Radlett will all descend on East Molesey for the semi-final and final stages.

On the South Coast Brighton & Hove booked a place in the last-four with a convincing seven-wicket win over Surrey side Stoke D'Abernon.

Brighton won the toss and having elected to field first dominated from the first over, Jaqui Symcox and Chiara Green reducing the visitors to 31 for five within six overs.

Stoke D'Abernon eventually reached 82 with Symcox the pick of the Brighton attack with 4-8 from 3.4 overs.

In reply Brighton had little trouble knocking off the required total in ten overs with Chiara Green 42 not out and Sofie Cawley unbeaten on 27.

Leeds & Bloomfield had a similarly straight-forward route into the semi-finals, the Kent side easing to a six-wicket win over Harold Wood.

After Harold Wood won the toss and elected to bat first, Leeds & Bloomfield took wickets at regular intervals and eventually bowled their opponents out for 73 despite Nancy Malik's fighting 37. Georgina White finished the innings with 2-5 from six balls.

Leeds & Bloomfield went past the winning post in the ninth over with Melanie Abeysinghe and Michelle Johnson-Kerr unbeaten on 31 and 16 respectively. Riti Patel was the one batsman to fall for 22.

Twickenham clocked up the highest total of the quarter-finals - 176 for five against Portsmouth.

Despite losing two early wickets, Charlotte Gallagher scored 52 and Kat Dickens 39 to help the Middlesex side set a monstrous target.

Portsmouth started well but soon lost momentum with captain Ann Baker taking four wickets. Samantha Barriball scored 29 and Gabby Basketter 26 but Twickenham ran out winners by 54 runs.

Radlett are the fourth side to go through after beating Shepperton by four runs in the best game of the quarter-finals.

Malik Super 8s

Opener Nancy Malik drives during her 37 - comfortably her side's highest score against Leeds & Bloomfield

Having won the toss and elected to bat first, Radlett openers Cath McNeill and Gerry Davies put on 35 for the first wicket but it needed a flurry of strokes from Emily Grist to get them to 95 for four.

Shepperton made a great start and were clear favourites after reaching 50 for one in the sixth over.

But two quick wickets brought Radlett back into the game although Shepperton would still have been confident of chasing 28 in the final six overs.

Amie Nichols had other ideas, however, and in taking four wickets sealed an unlikely win off the final ball of the match.

Radlett will meet Twickenham in one semi-final while Leeds & Bloomfield will play Brighton & Hove.