What a year it was for Western Storm. Champions of the Kia Super League in 2017 after a fantastic performance against the Southern Vipers in the final in Hove.
In front of a 3,500 crowd at Hove, Stormtrooper Rachel Priest became the tournament’s leading run scorer with 72 off 36 balls as Storm comfortably reached a target of 146 with 12 balls to spare in a repeat of last year’s final.
The New Zealander unleashed some powerful shots around the wicket with ten fours and three sixes, including a brutal assault on Linsey Smith in the final over of the powerplay. Priest hit four boundaries and a six in an over that cost 25 runs. Click here to read the full match report on Storm's triumphant victory.
2017 Kia Super League Final Highlights
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.
Western Storm are one of 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.
WESTERN STORM SQUAD 2017:
Stafanie Taylor, Rachel Priest (Wicketkeeper), Heather Knight (Captain), Fran Wilson, Sophie Luff, Georgia Hennessy, Anya Shrubsole, Jodie Dibble, Alice Macleod, Freya Davies, Danielle Gibson, Amara Carr, Claire Thomas, Lauren Parfitt, Holly Huddleston