Western Storm Secures Victory Over Sunrisers in Charlotte Edwards Cup Clash 2024

Western Storm triumphed over Sunrisers by 28 runs, thanks to stellar performances from their bowlers in an exhilarating Charlotte Edwards Cup match at the Cooper Associates Ground in Taunton.

Sophia Smale and Ellie Anderson played pivotal roles in dismantling the Sunrisers’ batting lineup, securing Storm’s first victory in five games.

Western Storm Secures Victory Over Sunrisers in Charlotte Edwards Cup Clash 2024
Sophia Smale is thrilled at the outcome • Getty Images

Match Highlights

  • Western Storm Innings: 134 for 8 in 20 overs

    • Top Scorer: Sophie Luff (41)
    • Key Partnership: Sophie Luff and Amanda-Jade Wellington added 43 runs for the fourth wicket.
    • Sunrisers Bowling: Mady Villiers (2-20), Eva Gray (2-20), Sophie Munro (2-20)
  • Sunrisers Innings: 106 all out in 17.4 overs

    • Top Scorer: Griffith (26)
    • Storm Bowling: Ellie Anderson (4-9), Sophia Smale (3-15), Lauren Filer (3-19)

Western Storm’s Batting Performance

Opting to bat first, Western Storm saw captain Sophie Luff leading the charge with a composed 41. Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, a crucial partnership between Luff and Amanda-Jade Wellington (20) steadied the innings. The duo’s efforts, along with useful contributions from other batters, helped Storm post a competitive total of 134 for 8.

Key Moments in Storm’s Innings

  • Powerplay Prowess: Nat Wraith and Emma Corney got Storm off to a brisk start, putting up 25 runs in just 3.4 overs.
  • Middle Order Struggles: Fran Wilson and Nat Wraith departed in quick succession, reducing Storm to 44 for 3.
  • Partnership Revival: Luff and Wellington’s 43-run stand brought stability, pushing the score to 99 for 5 in the 16th over.
  • Late Flourish: Luff’s clever placement and aggressive running ensured Storm reached a respectable total.

Sunrisers’ Chase Falters

Sunrisers’ chase began on a shaky note, with Lauren Filer removing skipper Grace Scrivens early. Ellie Anderson’s exceptional spell, which saw her claiming 4 wickets for just 9 runs, left Sunrisers reeling. Sophia Smale’s 3-wicket burst in eight balls further decimated the visitors, who were bowled out for 106.

Turning Points in Sunrisers’ Innings

  • Early Breakthroughs: Filer and Anderson’s early strikes reduced Sunrisers to 22 for 3.
  • Smale’s Magic Spell: Sophia Smale’s devastating eight-ball burst, which included two catches and three wickets, tipped the balance in Storm’s favor.
  • Middle Order Resistance: Despite a fighting 26 from Griffith and a 35-run partnership between Miller and Carr, Sunrisers couldn’t recover.


Western Storm’s comprehensive performance, highlighted by exceptional bowling from Sophia Smale and Ellie Anderson, ensured a convincing 28-run victory over Sunrisers. This win marks a significant turnaround for Storm in the Charlotte Edwards Cup, providing a much-needed boost to their campaign.

Also Read: ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Winners List (1973-2023) Full Winners And Runners List

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