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Kia Super League 2017 fixtures

KSL02 will be played between 8th August and 1st September, with the first six games on Sky tv played as double-headers with men's T20 Blast games. The Finals' Day, played at Hove, will also be televised with the second/third play-off, played before the final. 

As last year the teams will lay each other just once in a league format, with the top team progressing straight to the final, and the second and third placed teams competing on Finals' Day for a place in the final.

Thursday 10 August – Southern Vipers v Western Storm (Ageas Bowl, live on Sky Sports)

Friday 11 August – Yorkshire Diamonds v Lancashire Thunder (Headingley, live on Sky Sports)

Saturday 12 August – Western Storm v Loughborough Lightning (The Cooper Associates County Ground, live on Sky Sports)

Sunday 13 August – Surrey Stars v Yorkshire Diamonds (Kia Oval, live on Sky Sports)

Tuesday 15 August – Loughborough Lightning v Southern Vipers (The 3aaa County Ground, live on Sky Sports)

Wednesday 16 August – Lancashire Thunder v Surrey Stars (Emirates Old Trafford, live on Sky Sports)

Friday 18 August – Loughborough Lightning v Yorkshire Diamonds (Loughborough)

Sunday 20 August – Lancashire Thunder v Loughborough Lightning (Blackpool CC)
Sunday 20 August – Southern Vipers v Surrey Stars (Ageas Bowl)
Sunday 20 August – Yorkshire Diamonds v Western Storm (York CC)

Wednesday 23 August – Lancashire Thunder v Southern Vipers (Liverpool CC)
Wednesday 23 August – Surrey Stars v Western Storm (Guildford CC)

Saturday 26 August – Surrey Stars v Loughborough Lightning (Guildford CC)
Saturday 26 August – Western Storm v Lancashire Thunder (The Brightside Ground, Bristol)
Saturday 26 August – Southern Vipers v Yorkshire Diamonds (Arundel)

Friday 1 September – Finals day (1st Central County Ground, Hove, live on Sky Sports)


It's all over for 2016!!

The Southern Vipers are the KSL champions having beaten the Western Storm in the final by seven wickets with seven balls to spare (Finals Day Report here). The plan is to extend the franchise competition to the 50 over format in May and June next year (since shelved), ahead of the World Cup here in England, and the T20 competition will remain just five matches again staged in August, although some games may be played alongside men's games (not a good idea in my view unless they are AFTER the men's games).


Just three days until one of the three remaining KSL teams are crowned as the first-ever champions of the KSL. Who will it be? The Southern Vipers, who have made it straight to the final, or the Western Storm or the Loughborough Lightning, who have to meet each other to decide who will get to challenge the Vipers?
I've had a look at the current form and leading players here. No doubt you will all have your own favourites, but whoever you favour, why not try and get to Chelmsford on Sunday to give the girls the support they deserve.

Get your tickets (£5 for adults and £1 for u17s) here.

If you cannot make it then follow me on twitter @WomensCricBlog for updates through Finals Day and here on the blog for full match reports and photos (courtesy of Don Miles).


Final KSL League Table (14th August 2016)

So with all 15 league games now played the final table looks like this:-

This means that the Vipers are straight through to the final on Sunday 21st August, and the Storm who finished second in the league will play the Lightning, who finished third, in the semi-final, to see who plays the Vipers in the final.

KSL Results (14th August 2016)

The results of the final two games were :-
The Vipers beat the Lightning by 59 runs
The Storm beat the Diamonds by 6 wickets


KSL Results & League Table (12th August 2016)
Super Friday Results
Lightning beat Stars by 34 runs
Storm beat Vipers by 8 wickets
Diamonds beat Thunder by 95 runs

which means Vipers, Lightning & Storm are through to Finals Day and the table looks like this.....

With Vipers playing Lighting on Sunday, and Storm playing Diamonds, in the final league fixtures, all three have qualified for Finals Day, but any one of them could end up topping the league and going straight into the final.
KSL Results & League Table (10th August 2016)

So it was the Surrey Stars that came out on top in their must-win clash with the Lancashire Thunder yesterday. It effectively ends the Thunder's hopes of a place in Finals Day, but keeps Stars hopes alive ahead of the final match on Friday against Loughborough Lightning.
Thunder managed to put just 102/9 on the board at Guildford and Stars cruised to a bonus point win losing just three wickets in overhauling the Thunder's total.
For a full match report click here.
Full scorecard available here

It means the league table now looks like this...

with games to come on Friday :-
Lightning v Stars

Storm v Vipers

Thunder v Diamonds


KSL Results (8th August 2016)

The Western Storm took their tally to two from three after they pulled off a remarkable run chase against the Surrey Stars. The Storm chased down 162 for victory with five wickets and two balls in hand, thanks to 74* from Stafanie Taylor and 53 from Lizzelle Lee. The Stars 161/6 had all been about the power hitting of Nat Sciver 90* off 45 balls.

For a full report on yesterday's match click here.

Today the Southern Vipers took on the Yorkshire Diamonds at the Ageas Bowl. The Vipers looked to be in a spot of bother at 19/4 on a horrible sticky Ageas Bowl wicket, but Suzie Bates and Arran Brindle added an unbeaten 99 for the fifth wicket, both finishing 45*. It always looked like it would be enough against a Diamonds side lacking in confidence with the bat. There was little or no resistance as they were blown away for 64, with recently-added Viper left-arm spinner Linsey Smith (wearing Georgia Adams' shirt) taking 4/10 off her four overs. Vipers have now won three from three; Yorkshire have lost three from three.

full scorecard here

KSL League Table (6th August 2016)
We are just about halfway through the 15 league games to be played and this is how they stand. Southern Vipers remain unbeaten after playing two games and Yorkshire Diamonds are yet to get off the mark. The next three games are on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, which are 
Storm v Stars
Vipers v Diamonds
Stars v Thunder
We will be at all three crucial games.


KSL Results (5th August 2016)
Game 6 - In the early afternoon game Southern Vipers beat Lancashire Thunder by 11 runs. Vipers put 132/4 on the board thanks to 54* from Sara McGlashan and 29* from Arran Brindle. The pair added an unbroken 70 for the 6th wicket. In response Emma Lamb (34) and Amy Satterthwaite (31) kept Thunder in the hunt, but when they fell the Thunder charged subsided. Dani Wyatt (29) did her best to keep the chase going, but Thunder ended on 121/7.

Game 7
- Loughborough Lightning posted an impressive 158/8 against previously unbeaten Western Storm
 Heather Knight did her level best to keep her Storm team in the hunt, but they were always behind the rate after a slow start. She scored a majestic 74 off 46 balls before she was unluckily run out backing up at the bowler's end. It ended the Storm's hopes, but they finished only 5 runs short.
full match report here
KSL Update (5th August 2016)

Both Charlotte Edwards and Fi Morris from the Vipers' squad, will miss today's game against the Lancashire Thunder, following their collision on the field in the last game. Under the ECB's concussion guidelines they are forced to stand down for this game and will be reassessed by medical staff before the Vipers' next game on Monday. The ECB have allowed the Vipers to temporarily recruit Berkshire's Linsey Smith to their squad for today's game.
KSL Update (5th August 2016)
It is game day again with two games this afternoon.
At 2.30pm Lancashire Thunder take on Southern Vipers at Blackpool CC, and then
At 4.30pm Loughborough Lightning host the Western Storm at Loughborough Uni.
Currently the Vipers and the Storm are the only unbeaten teams in the KSL, but what will the table look like after Matches 6 & 7 tonight? 
We will have full reports tomorrow, plus the up-to-date league table.


KSL Match 5 Result (4th August 2016)
Surrey Stars  have their first two KSL points on the board after defeating Yorkshire Diamonds by six wickets at the Oval tonight. The Diamonds scored 134/5 thanks to 43 from Hollie Armitage and 29 from Lauren Winfield, who together added 74 for the first wicket. But they were both removed by Alex Hartley (2/18) as the Diamonds failed to capitalise on their good start and finished 20 runs light. Stars' openers Tammy Beaumont (47) and Bryony Smith (31) set up the Surrey chase, and Nat Sciver (29*) brought her side home in the 19th over just four wickets down.
KSL Match 4 Report (3rd August 2016)
The Lancashire Thunder pulled off a remarkable 6 run victory over Loughborough Lightning at Loughborough last night to pick up their first 2 points in the KSL.
Full match report here

Tonight the Surrey Stars take on the Yorkshire Diamonds at the Oval - 6.30pm start

KSL Update (2nd August 2016)

Martin Davies previews games 4 & 5
in the KSL

Loughborough Lightning v Lancashire Thunder


Surrey Stars v Yorkshire Diamonds

Yorkshire Diamonds' Hollie Armitage and Jenny Gunn have both been penalised under the ECB Discipline Code.

They were reported by umpires Ben Debenham and Tom Lungley during Yorkshire Diamonds’ Kia Super League match against Loughborough Lightning on 30th July 2016, for a Level One breach of the code (showing dissent at an umpire’s decision by word or action).

The penalty for these offences is a reprimand.

These penalties will remain on their records for a period of two years and the accumulation of nine or more penalty points in any two year period will result in an automatic suspension.

Both players were given out lbw, and both it appears thought they had edged the ball onto their pads and made the umpires aware of their displeasure at his decision. As far as we are aware this is the first time that any female cricketer has been sanctioned by the ECB Discipline Commission.


KSL League Table (1st August 2016)
So after the first round of games here is a first look at the league table. Remember the top three make finals day.
Games this week are 
Lightning v Thunder

Stars v Diamonds

 Thunder v Vipers and Lightning v Storm

Full previews to come.....

KSL Match 3 (31st July 2016)
A magnificent bowling and fielding display by the Western Storm allowed them to cruise to a bonus point win over the Lancashire Thunder in their first KSL league game.

The Thunder won the toss and elected to bat on what looked like a good Taunton wicket, in front of about 1,100 spectators, basking in glorious sunshine. The Storm did not let their new followers down as they applied pressure with tight bowling which was backed up by some magnificent catching. The first Thunder player to suffer was Hayley Matthews (7), who had been bogged down by Freya Davies (1/12) and Anya Shrubsole (0/14). Last ball of Davies' second over she attempted a flamboyant extra cover drive, but the ball skewed high off the face to deep cover where Lizelle Lee made great ground to take to the catch.

The Thunder finished the powerplay on 26/1 and got to 10 overs with 48/2 on the board, having lost Amy Satterthwaite (13) bowled by Jodie Dibble. But it was the wicket of Emma Lamb (25) when the score was on 63 to another stunning catch by Lee on the cover boundary off the bowling of Stafanie Taylor, that started a calamitous collapse. It was the first of four wickets for Taylor (4/14), who along with Heather Knight (3/11) bowled overs 12 through to 17 taking seven wickets for 10 runs. This included two further outstanding catches from Cait O'Keefe, at long on, and Knight off her own bowling, to remove Deandra Dottin and Dani Wyatt respectively. The last pair did manage to add 10 more runs, before Georgia Hennessy had Ellie Threlkeld caught behind by Rachel Priest.

With just 83 to chase the Storm lost Priest (2) early to Kate Cross, but Knight (23) and Taylor (14) seemed to be making serene progress until Taylor was deceived by West Indian teammate Matthews and was stumped. But this brought Fran Wilson (16) to the crease, who along with her skipper took the Storm to within 19 of the runs they needed to win before she was bowled by Dottin (3/8). In the same over Lee came and went, and in the next Knight was bowled by Sophie Ecclestone. Three wickets had fallen for one run. Another collapse looked possible, but Hennessy (11*) restored some calm, despite losing Sophie Luff (6), as the Storm got over the line in the 16th over to ensure a three point start to the season.
Lancashire Thunder 83 all out
Emma Lamb 25, Stafanie Taylor 4/14, Heather Knight 3/11 
Western Storm 86/6 (15.3 overs)
Heather Knight 23, Deandra Dottin 3/8
KSL Match 2 (31st July 2016)
The Southern Vipers picked up a 3 point bonus win as they beat a rather forlorn Surrey Stars at the Ageas Bowl. Having won the toss the Stars took first dig, but their top order failed to show up as they fell to 28/5 in the ninth over. Skipper Nat Sciver (36*) and Rene Farrell (17*) managed to put a few runs on the board, but 85/6 was never going to be a competitive score. Georgia Adams (41), promoted to open in the absence of Charlotte Edwards who had left the field after colliding with a teammate whilst fielding, took full advantage of the opportunity, as she and Suzie Bates (25) put on 66 for the first Vipers’ wicket. Both fell, along with a first ball duck for Sara McGlashan, with the score in the 60s, but the Vipers got home four down in the 15th over to pick up the bonus point win.
Surrey Stars 85/6
Nat Sciver 36*, Tash Farrant 2/17
Southern Vipers 88/4 (15.2 overs)
Georgia Adams 41, Suzie Bates 25, Alex Hartley 2/17
full scorecard


KSL Match 1 (30th July 2016)
Loughborough Lightning have won the first game in the KSL, beating Yorkshire Diamonds  by a massive 43 runs.

Check out our match report here


KSL News (29th July 2016)
The final warm-up game before the KSL starts for real on Saturday is being played this afternoon (1pm) at The Emirates Old Trafford between Lancashire Thunder v Loughborough Lightning. It means the Lightning have two games in two days, so they will be hoping that all their players can come through this warm-up unscathed.
Brief Match Report
Game reduced to 11 overs per side due to rain before the start.
Lightning recovered from 18/3 after 5 overs (van Niekerk, Elwiss and Devine) to post 73/4 thanks to 50 partnership between Amy Jones (31*) and Ellyse Perry (21).
In reply Thunder made a good start through Hayley Matthews (19) & Emma Lamb (12) 29/0 after 4 overs, but after powerplay they stuttered, until some late hitting from Amy Satterthwaite & Danni Wyatt got it down to 12 needed from the last over, bowled by Perry, which they achieved with two balls to spare thanks to boundaries from Satterthwaite, to win by 6 wickets.

Scorecard now available here


KSL Game Preview (for 30th & 31st July)

The first three games in the KSL are coming up this weekend. 

Yorkshire Diamonds v Loughborough Lightning

Southern Vipers v Surrey Stars

Western Storm v Lancashire Thunder

We take a look at some of the key players for each team, preview these opening matches and even hazard a guess at who might come out on top. Click here for the preview.
Viper's Sara McGlashan
(C) Don Miles

KSL News (28th July 2016)
The Southern Vipers completed their warm-up games with a convincing 40 run win over the Western Storm yesterday. Sara McGlashan was the mainstay of the Vipers' 155/7 with 65*. The Storm, without Lizelle Lee and Fran Wilson, could only manage 116/7 in reply with no top order batsman making any meaningful contribution. 


KSL News (27th July 2016)
***Breaking News*** Kiwi seamer Lea Tahuhu has signed for the Surrey Stars. She replaces Meg Lanning who had to pull out of the competition due to a shoulder injury. The Stars have also replaced the injured Kirstie White, with Middlesex's Naomi Dattani. Tammy Beaumont will now keep wicket for the Stars.
Loughborough Ligtning's Ellyse Perry has made it to England. You can catch up with her here.
Southern Vipers take on the Western Storm at the Ageas Bowl Nursery Ground this afternoon (2pm). Entry is free.
The Southern Vipers have reduced their ticket price from £5 to £3 for their first home game on Sunday against the Surrey Stars. More details here.
Lancashire Thunder take on the Loughborough Lightning at Old Trafford on Friday at 1.00pm in a final warm-up game. As the game precedes a men's T20 tickets for both games will have to be purchased. They are available here.


Who is in form for the KSL? (25th July 2016)
The County T20 competition finished this Sunday, so we thought we'd take a look at who had a good day, and who did not even make it onto the park....

Lancashire Thunder
No Shows -
Only veteran Laura Macleod as she no longer plays county cricket
Good Day at the Office - Danni Wyatt 44 off 31 balls for Sussex v Berks

Loughborough Lightning
No Shows -
Paige Scholfield
GDATO - Amy Jones 40 off 39 balls v Kent,

Southern Vipers

No Shows - Arran Brindle (not playing county cricket), Daisy Gardner
GDATO - Suzie Bates 43 off 32 balls v Warks; Georgia Adams 58 off 39 balls v Notts; Ellen Burt 4-1-11-1 v Notts

Surrey Stars

No Shows - Laura Marsh, Sophia Dunkley, Aylish Cranstone, Cordelia Griffith, Raveena Lakhtaria, Kirsty White
GDATO - Beth Morgan 43 off 40 balls v Warks

Western Storm

No Shows - Anya Shrubsole, Rosalie Birch
GDATO - Rachel Priest 60 off 51 balls v Sussex; Fran Wilson 61 off 44 balls v Warks; Heather Knight 60* off 59 balls v Notts; Freya Davies 3-2-6-1 v Notts

Yorkshire Diamonds
No Shows -
Teresa Graves, Anna Nicholls, Laura Spragg
GDATO - Lauren Winfield 52 off 47 balls v Lancs; Katie Thompson 4-1-13-1 v Lancs


KSL News (22nd July 2016)
Yorkshire Diamonds have announced that they will be playing a warm-up game against a ProCoach Cricket XI on Thursday 28th July at 2.30pm at Harrogate CC. Lots of fun events also planned for the kids. All free!!
We understand that the Surrey Stars have a few more on the injury list - it will be interesting to see if Aylish Cranstone, Sophia Dunkley and Kirstie White are in their county kits on Sunday. Stars first game is against the Vipers on 31st July at the Ageas Bowl.
Is England Head Coach a closet Western Storm fan?
Check out the cheek...


KSL News (21st July 2016)
Major news coming out today is that Aussie Meg Lanning will not be playing for the Surrey Stars. According to a Press Release issued by the ECB, she has a right shoulder injury. The Stars are entitled to replace her with another overseas player, but with just 9 days before the first game it will be a tall order.
Lanning is the fourth Aussie to pull out of the KSL - she joins Jess Jonassen, Megan Schutt and Sarah Coyte. The only Aussies now playing in the KSL are Ellyse Perry (Lightning), Rene Farrell (Stars) and Alex Blackwell & Beth Mooney (Diamonds).
Here's what they are playing for.
Kia Super League Trophy
But who will get their hands on it?
News has filtered through that the Southern Vipers have had their first warm-up game against Berkshire u15 Boys. The Boys managed to score 111 before they were bowled out and the Vipers knocked them off with a couple of overs to spare and a couple of wickets in the shed.

KSL News (20th July 2016)

Lancashire Thunder
Lancashire Thunder have today confirmed that Sarah Taylor will not be playing for them in the KSL this year and they have appointed 29 year old New Zealand all-rounder Amy Satterthwaite as their skipper.
The Thunder issued a joint statement with the ECB, which you will find here.

Satterthwaite was a late addition to the Thunder squad only signing in June when Aussie Sarah Coyte withdrew from the squad for personal reasons. Satterthwaite made her New Zealand debut in 2007 and has since played in 80 One-Day Internationals and 71 Twenty20 Internationals (T20I), recording two ODI centuries alongside boasting best T20I bowling figures of 6-17 against England.
Thunder having been playing a warm-up game today v Lancs u15 Boys - Thunder scored 164/7 with 61 from new skipper Amy Satterthwaite and 33 for Laura Marshall. Boys just managed to pip them at the post in the last over finishing on 170/8.

Loughborough Lightning v Surrey Stars - warm-up games being played today .
Game 1 Surrey have been bowled out for 81 in the 18th over. Lightning chased them down with some ease, losing only three wickets.
Game 2 - Lightning have scored 218/3 - with Georgia Elwiss scoring 91. Stars 138/5 off 15 overs in reply, but it is now raining...

Southern Vipers announce warm-up game v Western Storm at the Ageas Bowl on Wed 27th July - more details here

KSL News (18th July 2016)

Injury Updates

There are quite a few teams that have injury concerns over some of their players. Here are the ones we know about...

Lancashire Thunder - It looks increasing unlikely that Sarah Taylor will play for the Thunder in this first KSL season. We understand that she will not be replaced in the squad and that Kate Cross will skipper the Thunder, and Ellie Threlkeld will keep, in her absence.

Loughborough Lightning - Beth Langston missed the series against Pakistan with an ankle injury and has not played for Yorkshire in recent games. We understand that she is unlikely to feature for the Lightning.

Paige Scholfield has a quad injury and will not play for Sussex this Sunday, but the Lightning hope she will be fit for the start of the KSL.

Southern Vipers - Berkshire's Daisy Gardner played this Sunday but has a recurring knee problem. She hopes to be fit for the start of the KSL

Sussex's Georgia Adams returned to play for her county this weekend after missing 11 weeks with a groin injury. She showed no signs of any problem.

Surrey Stars - South African import Marizanne Kapp had an operation on her left calf in April, but has completed her rehab and has arrived fit and well in England.

Kent's Grace Gibbs has not played this season due to a knee injury, but is now bowling again and is fit for the KSL.

Western Storm - England's Anya Shrubsole missed the Pakistan T20 series with a side-strain and has not played for Somerset in recent T20 games, but we understand that she will be fit for the first Storm game on 31st July.

Yorkshire Diamonds - We have no reports of any injury concerns at the present time for the Diamonds.


The Teams (13th July 2016 - updated 27th July)


The Fixtures (13th July 2016)

Sat 30th July 2.30pm Yorkshire Diamonds v Loughborough Lightning Headingley
Sun 31st July 2pm Southern Vipers v Surrey Stars Ageas Bowl
Sun 31st July 2.30pm Western Storm v Lancashire Thunder Taunton
Wed 3rd Aug 4.30pm Loughborough Lightning v Lancashire Thunder Loughborough
Thurs 4th Aug 6.30pm Surrey Stars v Yorkshire Diamonds Kia Oval
Fri 5th Aug 2.30pm Lancashire Thunder v Southern Vipers Blackpool CC
Fri 5th Aug 4.30pm Loughborough Lightning v Western Storm Loughborough
Sun 7th Aug 2.30pm Western Storm v Surrey Stars Bristol
Mon 8th Aug 2pm Southern Vipers v Yorkshire Diamonds Ageas Bowl
Tues 9th Aug 2.30pm Surrey Stars v Lancashire Thunder Guildford
Fri 12th Aug 4.30pm Loughborough Lightning v Surrey Stars Loughborough
Fri 12th Aug 5pm Western Storm v Southern Vipers Taunton
Fri 12th Aug 6pm Lancashire Thunder v Yorkshire Diamonds Old Trafford
Sun 14th Aug 2pm Southern Vipers v Loughborough Lightning Ageas Bowl
Sun 14th Aug 2.30pm Yorkshire Diamonds v Western Storm Headingley
Sun 21st Aug 2 SEMI 3 Chelmsford
Sun 21st Aug FINAL Chelmsford


  1. Just have to say again how excellent all these teams look. All of them have a chance at going through, I love the mix of players, it will depend more on how they balance the starting XIs. How they players gel, who captains their side most shrewdly and who holds their nerve at the death will have a big effect! It's very close on paper.

    Maybe I'd give a slight edge for the Western Storm with a very solid, experienced team; and perhaps Diamonds are vulnerable to a low score through lacking batting depth (although if Winfield gets going... ), likewise Thunder maybe a bit short without Sarah Taylor; otherwise all fairly equal. "My" team will mainly be Stars (very decent side if not the most experienced!) with a bit of Vipers thrown in (strong and experienced but my only worry for them is that their batsmen don't appear to be in great form) - I'm fairly hopeful at least one of them can do something in the competition.

  2. How come Surrey Stars are down as yellow and showing up pale blue?!

  3. Thanks for all this very helpful info. Especially the review of the latest games. I have gone to the tournament home site several times and scorecards still not available! Your observations are always very much worthwhile and much appreciated!

  4. Apologies if I have missed it but could you explain how the points system works, what are the bonus points for?
    Thank you

    1. For a win with bonus point there will be 3 points; for a win with no bonus point there will be 2 points and for no result each team will get 1 point. There are no points for a loss. So how is the bonus calculated? Here I have to quote the rules (sorry):-
      "The team that achieves a run rate of 1.25 times that of the opposition shall be awarded one bonus point. A team's run rate will be calculated by reference to the runs scored in an innings divided by the number of overs faced."
      What this means is that if a side is batting second they will need to chase down the runs needed within 16 overs to achieve a run rate of 1.25 that of their opponents. If a side bat's first then they will need to bowl out or restrict their opponents to 80% of their score - eg if they score 150, then they will have to restrict their opposition to 120 (150 x 0.8). Calculators will be needed if and when rain shortens games or intervenes half-way through games.

      Basically side batting second has to get runs in less than 16 overs & if side bwoling second can hold opposition to 0.8 of their score they will get a bonus point win.

      Hope this helps.