THIS is the moment that Lord’s turned into a mini graduation party DURING London Spirit’s Hundred victory over Northern Superchargers.
The 21-year-old Alice Monaghan was due to celebrate her graduation from university today.
However, the all-rounder missed the event in order to play in The Hundred clash.
But that did not mean she missed out on all of the fun.
Her team-mates instead decided to throw their own graduation party for her at the home of cricket.
Monaghan was spotted decked out in her gown and graduation cap on the Lord’s balcony while the match action was still underway while sipping a drink.
And she was soon tossing it up into the air to huge cheers from her team-mates.
It capped a great night of cricket for London Spirit as they held their nerve to beat Northern Superchargers by seven wickets to earn a much-needed win in the women’s Hundred.
Spirit, beaten in their last three games, got home with two balls to spare in a tricky chase of 127.
With a hint of swagger, West Indies international Deandra Dottin removed her helmet with six runs from four balls needed and smacked consecutive fours to seal the win.
She finished on 50 not out from 34 balls while England’s Tammy Beaumont hit a steady 42 from 36.
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Spirit had been easing to victory with 25 needed from 20 balls before Beaumont fell to Alice Davidson-Richards.
Jemimah Rodrigues had earlier continued her fine form, hitting 57 from 44 balls in the Superchargers’ 126-5.
Spirit remain sixth with the win but are now one of four teams level on four points. Superchargers are second, three points better off.