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Sparks overseas batting all-rounder Courtney Webb says she and the team are excited about the challenge ahead with a win on Friday needed to secure qualification to finals day of the Charlotte Edwards Cup.

After a strong outing scoring (31) at the Spitfire Ground against the South East Stars, Webb stresses the importance of keeping the momentum going and showing intent as Sparks need just one win for qualification to the semi-finals of the CEC.

Webb said: "I think momentum is such a big thing in these tournaments and to have had a rough patch at the midway stage, really allowed us to review well, come together and go again.

"We have a real narrow focus on our cricket now and want to just go out there, show our intent and go for it.

"I think we've learned a lot from the losses and after a win on sunday, I'm sure we will be back to our best for this home stretch of the competiton."

Looking back to Sunday's game, Webb hailed bowler Em Arlott who took her second professional hat-trick ending with figures of (4-21) but she also hit the match-winning runs.

Webb added: "I've absolutely loved playing with this group thus far and it's so great to see everyone contribute. Arlott's hat-trick has to be up there for season highlights for her and the side.

"Was unreal to watch her get us home with the bat too."

Going in as a middle order batter can be tough sometimes when chasing totals, Webb has looked good each time she's gone out there for Sparks. On the feeling of heading out to bat, she said: "Batting in the middle order is a really tough assignment.

"Each game you are thrown a completely different set of circumstances and you really have to think your way through the chase.

"The most important thing is to remain calm and composed, knowing what your strengths and lowest risk scoring options are.

"It was great to build a partnership with Eve [Jones] and nudge us closer to the chase.

"I've loved my time batting in a Sparks jersey."

Friday will see Sparks take part in their second T20 double-header with the Bears, marketed as 'Friday Night Lights,' the side will want to get that off to a flyer at Edgbaston.

Webb added: "I have loved playing at Edgbaston, training there too.

"It was great to get a crowd in last Saturday, home fans mean everything to the team and we're really hoping for a good turn out this week at both Edgbaston and New Road and we can hopefully get a good set of results for the fans."


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