ENGLAND’S World Cup hero Anya Shrubsole is hoping to continue her glittering summer with success in the Kia Super League, which begins today when her Western Storm side visit Southern Vipers (2.30pm start).

Shrubsole took 6-46 in the sold out Lord’s final, including 5-11 in 19 balls, as England completed a remarkable turnaround to defeat India by nine runs and lift the trophy on home soil.

Reflecting on her achievement, the Somerset seamer said: “I think it was a brilliant tournament – I feel privileged to have played in three World Cups, but this was by far and away the best one in terms of the quality of cricket, the coverage it got and how well supported it was.

“That all culminated in the final at Lord’s, which was an unbelievable day and an experience I’ll never forget.”

Somerset’s Shrubsole is now focused on helping Western Storm go one better than last year, when they were beaten finalists in the Super League’s inaugural year.

Looking ahead to this year’s tournament, she said: “We played some really good cricket last year but came up a bit short in the final.

“The majority of the squad is the same but we’ve added some quality players who will add strength to our squad.

“I think it’s really good that it’s coming off the back of the World Cup and, hopefully, we can use the momentum from that and keep it going through the Super League.”

Following today’s match, the Storm host Loughborough Lightning in Taunton on Saturday (noon start).

The match is part of a double header, with Somerset v Kent to follow, and the match is sold out - which isn’t a surprise to Shrubsole.

She said: “I’ve always loved playing here, and Taunton is somewhere we are always brilliantly supported.”