Gloucestershire Cricket is part of the South West consortium comprising of Somerset CCC and Exeter University that will compete in the inaugural Kia Women’s Cricket Super League.
The Western Storm will be one of the six sides taking part in the round-robin T20 competition this summer which will see 90 of the most talented female players from England and across the world competing in this ground breaking tournament.
The complete list of teams is as follows:
|Team Name||Host Details|
|Lancashire Thunder||Lancashire County Cricket Board with partners|
|Loughborough Lightning||Loughborough University|
|Southern Vipers||Hampshire Cricket with partners|
|Surrey Stars||Surrey County Cricket Club|
|Western Storm||Gloucestershire County Cricket Club, Somerset County Cricket Club, University of Exeter|
|Yorkshire Diamonds||Yorkshire County Cricket Club|
WESTERN STORM VS LANCASHIRE THUNDER – SUNDAY 26 AUGUST
Western Storm will face Lancashire Thunder on Saturday 26th August at The Brightside Ground, Bristol, for the final match of the group stages in the Kia Super League 2017.
Western Storm’s 2017 Kia Super League fixtures are as follows:
• Thursday 10 August – Southern Vipers v Western Storm – Ageas Bowl (Double-header with Hampshire v Glamorgan)
• Saturday 12 August – Western Storm v Loughborough Lightning – Cooper Associates County Ground (Double-header with Somerset v Kent Spitfires)
• Sunday 20 August – Yorkshire Diamonds v Western Storm – York CC
• Wednesday 23 August – Surrey Stars v Western Storm – Guildford CC
• Saturday 26 August – Western Storm v Lancashire Thunder – Brightside Ground, Bristol
WESTERN STORM SQUAD 2017:
- Stafanie Taylor
- Rachel Priest (Wicketkeeper)
- Heather Knight (Captain)
- Fran Wilson
- Sophie Luff
- Georgia Hennessy
- Anya Shrubsole
- Jodie Dibble
- Cait O’Keefe
- Freya Davies
- Rosalie Fairbairn
- Amara Carr
- Sophie Mackenzie
- Izzy Westbury
Stafanie Taylor is one of the best players on the planet and was instrumental in helping West Indies win the World T20 this year.
Kia Super League Highlights
It was a year to remember for Western Storm as they reached the Final of the Kia Super League. Overcoming Loughborough Lightning in the semi-finals winning by 5 wickets with 3 balls to spare. The Storm would go on to face the Southern Vipers in the final who were led by Charlotte Edwards. It was a thrilling final which saw the Southern Vipers win by 7 wickets.