In 2016, Somerset CCC partnered with Gloucestershire CCC and the University of Exeter to form Western Storm, to compete in the Kia Super League. Representing the South West of England, they went on to win the tournament twice, in 2017 and 2019.
In 2020, domestic women’s cricket in England was reformed and Western Storm are now partnered with Somerset CCC, Gloucestershire CCC, Glamorgan CCC, Cricket Wales, Cornwall CCC, Devon CCC and Wiltshire CCC. They compete in the 50-over Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and the T20 Charlotte Edwards Cup, and play their home matches at Taunton, Bristol, Cardiff, Cheltenham and Millfield School. Captained by Somerset’s Sophie Luff, they now count ten professional players in their ranks as women’s cricket in England develops year-on-year.
Western Storm were formed in 2016 to compete in the new Women’s Cricket Super League, representing the South West.
In their inaugural season, they came second in the group stage, meaning they progressed to the semi-final, which they won against Loughborough Lightning. They play their home matches at the County Ground, Taunton, the County Ground, Bristol and Sophia Gardens.
Read our full history of Western Storm [here] or on the Western Storm website [here].