Preview: Lightning vs Storm

A storm might be brewing in Bristol but Lightning are ready to strike as the clash between Western Storm and Loughborough Lightning comes to a head for the second time this season on Tuesday 13th August at 2:30pm.

Having faced Western Storm on the opening day of the 2019 KSL campaign, Amy Jones' 63 wasn't enough to see Lightning over the line as the side conceeded by seven wickets.

Western Storm are currently unbeaten in the KSL having clinched a nervy last over win against Vipers on Sunday and a comfortable six wicket win over Lancashire Thunder earlier in the week. Whilst, Lightning conceded their first two fixtures, they have found their feet with a nine wicket win on the road to Yorkshire Diamonds.

In 2018, Lightning won one and lost one encounter with the 2017 KSL champions. A repeat of fates this year would be pleasing, as Lightning bid to go one step further than last year’s second place finish in the KSL final.

Captain Georgia Elwiss said: 

“Obviously, we lost against them in the first fixture so we need to improve on a lot of areas from that game, we’ve got some momentum from Sunday’s win over Diamonds. Looking forward to Tuesday we know they’ve got some dangerous players, but we’ve got some good plans for them and we need to be more consistent than we were before.” 

Head Coach Rob Taylor added:

“ I think the first game against Storm we we’re finding our way into the competition really but now we head into the next fixture against them with a lot of confidence. We can look at the fixture differently, it’s a new game and we’re in a different place than we were then. Plus, we’re going into the match off a back off a really convincing bonus point win and we can go into that game really positively and really take it to them.”