Somerset Women – Cricket Club History

The Somerset Women cricket team is the women’s cricket team for the county of Somerset. They play their home games at various grounds across Somerset, most often in Taunton, and are partnered with the regional team Western Storm.

Having played their first match in 1953, Somerset Women joined the Women’s County Championship in 2000, replacing West Women. Triumphs and agonising near-misses soon followed as the team bounced between Division 1 and Division 2 of both the County Championship and the Women’s County T20, which began in 2009. However, Somerset can claim seven Division 2 titles to their name: County Championship Division 2 in 2004, 2005, 2013 and 2015, and County T20 Division 2 in 2009, 2016 and 2019.

Players with international honours have represented the county over the years, including Laura Harper, Anya Shrubsole and Fran Wilson. Overseas stars such as Lizelle Lee and Elwyn Campbell have bolstered the ranks, whilst Somerset’s most recent international recognition came in 2023, with Lauren Filer making her Test debut against Australia. 

With the Women’s County Championship ending in 2019, Somerset now formally compete only in the regionalised County T20: they won their regional group in 2021 and 2023.

Read our full history of Somerset Women [here].

A full history of Women’s Cricket in Somerset can be found here