2023 CEC Preview: Western Storm v South East Stars


Western Storm take on South East Stars in the Charlotte Edwards Cup at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton tomorrow.

This 20-over match will get underway at 2:30pm.

This match is a double header with Somerset taking on Glamorgan in the Vitality Blast from 6:30pm.

Tickets for this match are still available.



Gates will open at 1:30pm.

Bag searches will be in operation and spectators are reminded that no glass or alcohol will be permitted within the Cooper Associates County Ground.

Ticket buyers can print and download their online tickets via their SCCC account.

All ticket or Membership collections will be from the Jack White Gates (St James Street).

The Club Enquiries Desk will be based in the Reception of the Marcus Trescothick Pavilion and not in the Andrew Caddick Pavilion on matchdays.

Due to the busy nature of a matchday, our telephone lines will closed for the duration of the game and will reopen at 10am on Tuesday May 30th.

Information on everything that you will need for a matchday at SCCC, including how to redeem your guest passes, how to download your e-tickets and how to use the SCCC Ticket App can all be found in our FAQ section at the foot of our Membership page:



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.


A starting XI will be named from the following players: Sophie Luff (c), Danielle Gibson, Orla Prendergast, Heather Knight, Emma Corney, Fran Wilson, Claire Nicholas, Nat Wraith, Alex Griffiths, Nicole Harvey, Lauren Filer, Mollie Robbins, Chloe Skelton, Sophia Smale, Niamh Holland, Izzy Patel, Katie Jones, Isla Thomson, and Rebecca Odgers.


Ahead of the match, Western Storm Head Coach, Trevor Griffin said: “We love playing at Taunton, and to have this as a double header certainly adds something extra. We know that there will be a good crowd in and we’re looking forward to hopefully putting in a good show.

“South East Stars are a well drilled unit and I’d expect nothing less from a side coached by Johann Myburgh. It’ll be another tough game but there are no easy games in this competition. As long as we concentrate on what we can do, execute our skills and play the way that we want to play then it should be another exciting game.”


South East Stars

Captain: Bryony Smith
2022 finish: Semi-finals
2022 leading runscorer: Aylish Cranstone (235)
2022 leading wicket taker: Bryony Smith (11)

Key winter moves: Paige Scholfield moved to Stars from Southern Vipers over the winter and already has two centuries, her first-ever in List-A cricket, among 300-plus runs in the Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy. The 27-year-old South African all-rounder will look to carry that confidence into the shorter format.

Player to watch: Sophia Dunkley had an underwhelming Women’s Indian Premier League stint, but her unbeaten hundred for Stars in their RHFT defeat to Northern Diamonds this week suggests she may have found her mojo ahead of the shorter format. A shoo-in for England these days, if Dunkley is at her explosive best, Stars should be tournament favourites.


In association with Jurassic Fibre, Somerset County Cricket Club will be launching a brand-new fan village at this match. The new and improved Jurassic Fibre Fan Village will still be situated at the St James Street side of the Cooper Associates County Ground and will feature more space and a much wider range of entertainment, food and drink offerings.

The Jurassic Fibre Fan Village will host a large selection of varied food and drink options and a large self-pouring bar. There will also be live music before and after each match.

In addition to this, there will be all manner of entertainment throughout, including a special virtual reality cricket game plus giveaways, competitions and much more!

Don’t forget our ‘buy one get one free’ happy hour from 4pm to 5pm on Thatchers, Carlsberg, the Coca Cola range, spirit & mixer cans, wine and water before each match.


Western Storm’s next match is on Wednesday May 31st when we take on Sunrisers in the Charlotte Edwards Cup at the County Ground, Northampton.

This match is a double header which also features Northants Steelbacks v Birmingham Bears.