Western Storm Win Kia Super League As Edwards Retires

Western Storm Win Kia Super League As Edwards Retires

Western Storm overcame champions the Southern Vipers to win the second Kia Women’s Cricket Super League.

Having lost seven wickets in a chase of 101 in the semi-final against Surrey Stars, Storm, captained by England skipper Heather Knight, made much lighter work of a 146-run target in the final at Hove.

New Zealand opener Rachel Priest smashed 72 off 36 balls before Stafanie Taylor and Sophie Luff saw their team to a comfortable seven-wicket win with two overs to spare.

Rachel Priest was on form with the bat in the final
Rachel Priest was on form with the bat in the final

The highly successful Finals Day also marked the retirement from professional cricket of Charlotte Edwards, the Souther Vipers captain. She will now focus on coaching (she’s joining the Adelaide Strikers in that capacity for the next WBBL) and media work.

Edwards made 20 off 8 balls in her final innings
Edwards made 20 off 8 balls in her final innings

“I think I would like to play some county cricket but in terms of this competition and playing overseas this is it, my time is done and I want to pursue other things such as coaching and perhaps some media work,” she said. “I am happy and content with what I have achieved in my career, I have loved every minute of it.”

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