Western Storm take on South East Stars in the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy at Cheltenham College tomorrow (Saturday July 23rd).
This 50-over match will get underway at 10:30am.
Tickets for this match are available now.
HOW CAN I KEEP UP TO DATE?
This match will be live streamed and you can keep up to date via the Western Storm website.
In addition to this, a report on the day’s play along with quotes will be posted on this website.
HEAD TO HEAD
The two sides have met on three occasions in 50-over cricket, with Western Storm coming out on top twice and South East Stars winning once.
Western Storm’s highest team score in the series is 245 for eight at the KIA Oval in 2021, whilst for South East Stars it is 249 for four in the same game.
The highest individual innings for Western Storm is 104 not out by Sophie Luff at Bristol in 2020, whilst for South East Stars it’s 92 by both Alice Davidson-Richards and Sophie Dunkley at the Kia Oval last year.
The best bowling figures in the series for Western Storm is four for 31 by Georgia Hennessy at Beckenham in 2020. For South East Stars it’s four for 58 by Tash Farrant at the Kia Oval last year.
A starting XI will be named from the following players: Sophie Luff (c), Fran Wilson, Fi Morris, Katie George, Georgia Hennessy, Claire Nicholas, Danielle Gibson, Nat Wraith, Alex Griffiths, Nicole Harvey, Lauren Parfitt, Lauren Filer, Mollie Robbins, Sophia Smale, Niamh Holland and Bethan Gammon.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Ahead of the fixture, Western Storm Captain, Sophie Luff said: “We’re mid-table at the moment and we need to build on that in this game against South East Stars in the last game before we break for The Hundred. It’s a big game and I think we leap frog them if we win. Hopefully, we can do that and set up an exciting few games when we return in September.
“They are a good side, but we’ll be doing everything that we can to come out on top.
“I want to be putting in match winning contributions week in, week out. The challenge for me is to be as consistent as possible and it was nice to get a few last week. Tomorrow’s a new day and we start again and we’ll be as hungry as ever.
“Our bowling has been really exciting so far in the competition. Lauren Filer and Dani Gibson have been bowling brilliantly and setting the tone with the new ball. We’ve also got a really exciting spin option in Sophie Smale. Niamh Holland has bowled well at the death too. That’s been great, but we haven’t fired with the bat yet. We’ve been good at times but there’s so much more in the tank and that’s really exciting. Hopefully, this weekend will be the time when our batting unit fires because we’ve got so much strength in depth.”
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Everything you need to know can be found at the Official Gloucestershire website.
Western Storm’s next match is on Friday September 9th when we take on Southern Vipers at the 1st Central County Ground, Hove.