She finished with the figures of 15.5-2-47-8 to lead her side to a six-wicket defeat of the Bury side.
It was one long, continuous spell from Cross, who admitted she was flagging towards the end, but was kept buoyant by the home support.
She said: “I was pretty tired towards the end of the spell to be honest, I was definitely looking forward to some lunch.
“But I absolutely loved it – Andy (Dawson) keeps joking with me that I have taken the patio away from him and I’m the new fan favourite but it was honestly so amazing to hear the support from everyone on the patio. Loved it!”
Cross was quick to thank skipper Danny Pawson for keeping her on when she looked to be tiring, and to praise the quality of the fielding on show from her side.
She continued: “It was a little bit surreal, to be honest, to finish with an 8-for which is actually my career best – I’ve only ever had 7 before!
“But I think I got a bit of help from a slow/sticky wicket and was probably rewarded for Danny keeping me on so long.
“And I obviously got a lot of backing in the field with some great catching.
“Hopefully I’ve got a few weekends where I’m available but ashes start on the July 21, so might be struggling after that!”
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