NORTHERN Diamonds sparkled in warm sunshine at Fenner’s in their latest Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy clash, demolishing Sunrisers for a meagre 53 and then making short work of the run-chase.

In the picturesque university setting, England opening bowler Katherine Brunt was at her destructive best.

She took three wickets for just 11 runs and combined with Beth Langston to skittle the Sunrisers top order and leave them reeling at 16-5.

Skipper Amara Carr offered some resistance, sticking around to make 17, but former England all-rounder Jenny Gunn ran through the lower order, picking up Fran Wilson with her first delivery and claiming three wickets for just three runs.

Diamonds captain Hollie Armitage was keen to get the match finished quickly and she and Nat Sciver hit two boundaries apiece to bring up the total inside eight overs and inflict a nine-wicket defeat on Sunrisers, their third consecutive loss of the tournament.

The tone for the Sunrisers’ innings was set early on when Alice McLeod and Grace Scrivens fell in consecutive deliveries to Brunt and Langston.

The pair built the pressure further by bowling a tight line and making it difficult to score.

Brunt bowled Cordelia Griffith and Mady Villiers in consecutive overs, while in between, Langston nipped in to knock over Naomi Dattani’s stumps.

The carnage continued when Gunn came into the attack in the 14th over and Wilson skied her first ball to mid-off.

In Gunn’s next over she bowled Gardner with one that kept low before Kelly Castle found herself castled when she left one that nipped back.

Carr’s resistance ended when she charged down the wicket to Linsey Smith and was stumped, before Gaya Gole hit a few lusty blows, punching Brunt through the covers for four to take Sunrisers past 50.

Leg-spinner Katie Levick ended the fun and the innings by bowling Gole with one that spun back, the sixth Sunrisers batter to have their stumps rearranged.

Diamonds were gifted six runs in wides bowled by Dattani in the opening over of their run chase.

In her next over Armitage and Lauren Winfield-Hill went on the offensive, taking 16 from it, including three boundaries.

Kate Coppack claimed a wicket on debut, enticing Winfield-Hill to edge one behind.

But that was Diamonds’ only setback, as they cruised to their target and made an early start back up the motorway.

There has been further good news over the last few days for Brunt, Sciver and Winfield-Hill, with all three awarded central contracts by the ECB and selected for England's Test Match squad with India next week.

Brunt has taken 287 wickets during her time as a England player. and is widely regarded as their greatest fast bowler ever.

All-rounder Sciver has taken 118 wickets and has scored nearly 4,000 runs for England across ODI’s, Tests and T20I’s.

Winfield-Hill is a wicket-keeper with a vast array of experience and has played nearly 100 times for England.