TAUNTON will be hosting two Western Storm fixtures next month at the Cooper Associates County Ground next month.

Sophie Luff’s side will play two Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Trophy matches in Taunton over the course of four days in September.

On Sunday September 10, Storm will take on Northern Diamonds followed by a clash against Central Sparks on Wednesday September 13.

Captain, Sophie Luff said: "Taunton has been a huge part of our legacy since our inception in 2016, the crowds there always appreciate good cricket and I think that even the away teams would say that they enjoy playing at Taunton.

“Playing there means everything to me personally. I used to go and watch Somerset play when I was about eight or nine and would dream of playing there, so it’s amazing for me to be able to step out there as a player and even more amazing to be able to lead my side."

Women's sport and in particular women's cricket has been gathering momentum this season and Luff is excited to have the Storm playing in Taunton again.

“Somerset, Gloucestershire and Glamorgan play a pivotal role in everything that Western Storm is about. 

“Investing in women’s sport can only pay dividends and I don’t think there’s a better time than now to be investing in women’s sport.”