Based in the South West, Western Storm was created in 2016 when Somerset County Cricket Club, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club and the University of Exeter joined forces to form a unique consortium that was awarded hosting rights for a team in the KIA Super League.
Western Storm recently became the most successful team in KSL history when they lifted the trophy for an unprecedented second time. It was the culmination of four years of hard work both on and off the field by those involved. This success wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Western Storm’s Main Partners.
Throughout the last four years Western Storm have been very fortunate to develop strong partnerships with a number of different businesses.
To celebrate everything that Western Storm have achieved over the last four years, and to mark the end of the KIA Super League, a special presentation event was held at the Cooper Associates County Ground recently at which the team publicly thanked their Official Partners.
Formerly Wollen Michelmore LLP, Wollens Solicitors have been working with Western Storm since the beginning of the 2017 KIA Super League which saw the Storm lift the trophy.
The Devon-based law firm operates from five locations and following two mergers in 2018 & a full re-brand earlier this year, Wollens have now grown into one of the largest solicitors in the South West. The firm has exceptional specialists across private client matters as well as company and commercial law.
Somerset County Sports have been one of Western Storm’s main partners since the KIA Super League began in 2016.
Somerset County Sports have a long history of supporting women’s cricket and have sponsored a number of the Storm players including Anya Shrubsole, Fran Wilson and Sophie Luff.
Taunton School, which already has a strong commitment to cricket, have helped to develop and inspire young female cricketers through this partnership. As part of this collaboration Western Storm have offered community projects such as training camps for children which Taunton School have helped to support in order to inspire the next generation of female cricketers.
Western Storm joined forces with Advanced Certification in a new partnership in 2018 which was renewed for the 2019 campaign.
Formed in 2014 and based in Portishead, Advanced Certification are a UKAS Accredited Conformity Assessment Body covering Quality, Environmental and Health and Safety Management System Certifications and they work across a wide spectrum of sectors both in the UK and Internationally.
Shrey are the Official Kit Partner of Western Storm and supply all the training and playing kit. These can be purchased in Somerset County Sports.