WS vs SES Match Preview

After losing their first game in the competition to Diamonds, the Western Storm team made a strong comeback in the competition, by registering a victory over Thunder in the second game. In this 6th game of the tournament played in Cardiff, Thunder batted first and put together 214 runs on the board. The Western Storm team made light work of the target by scoring the requisite number of runs in 41.3 overs for the loss of just 4 wickets. The Thunder innings were immediately put under pressure by the Western Storm bowlers as they picked up early wickets. But Emma Lamb and Eleanor Threlkeld were involved in a good partnership that brought the Thunder innings back in shape.

The all-rounder Deandra Dottin also scored 41 runs from 50 balls lower down the order to add some sort of respectability to the Thunder inning. Western Storm gave away too many extras, otherwise, this innings would have folded for an even lower score. The opening ball bowlers Danielle Gibson and Lauren Filer picked up a couple of wickets each for Western Storm. However, Lauren Filer conceded 54 runs in her 9 overs. Gibson was not just among wickets but also was miserly and conceded just 13 runs in her 8 overs.

The South East Stars have had to face an exact opposite fate than Storm. They started their campaign on a winning note only to lose the next game. They were up against Southern Vipers in their last match in Beckenham yesterday. Southern Vipers batted first in this game and put on a big score on the board. They scored 287 for 6 from their quota of 50 overs. The South East Stars were never in contention for a successful chase. They were bowled out for 129 runs in 36.5 overs to hand over a thumping 158 run win to the Vipers.

All the top-order and middle-order batters contributed to the Southern Vipers team total. It was extremely difficult to dislodge them in this game and Stars used as many as 9 bowlers while trying to restrict the Vipers' charge but did not have much success. The most successful bowler for Stars was the part-timer Alice Davidson-Richards who picked up 2 victims from 6 overs for 30 runs. Other successful bowlers for Stars were Tash Farrant, Freya Davies, Paige Scholfield, and Ryana MacDonald Gay who picked up a single victim each. South East Stars batters never managed to get off the chase although the openers looked good for a while.

Weather Report

There are some showers predicted during this game in Bristol. You can expect temperatures in the region of 18 degrees for this match. There will be periods of sunshine and clouds during the game. This might assist the quick bowlers. Players can expect some perspiration to occur during the game.

Pitch Report

The highest score recorded at this venue in one-day matches is 373 runs for the loss of 5 wickets. Most teams while batting first at this venue score in the region of 200 to 250 runs. This is easily one of the better grounds in England for batters. There will be no help to any kind of bowlers from this surface. Batters can trust the bounce of the track and there will not be any demons for the batswomen. The short boundaries and quick outfield also work in favor of batters. Sometimes even the mistimed strokes also clear the boundaries here.

Notable stats

Paige Scholfield has an incredible batting average in the competition so far.

Paige Scholfield has a batting average of 142 at the moment. The right-handed batter has already hit a hundred in the competition.

Georgia Davies has a great bowling average in the tournament.

Georgia Davies has already picked up 7 wickets in the competition from the couple of games she has played. She has an average of 7.42 at the moment.

Team News

Full sides of both teams should be available for selection in this game. There are no injury updates for either of the teams at the moment.

WS vs SES Probable 11

WS Playing 11

  • Alex Griffiths
  • Emma Corney
  • Orla Prendergast
  • Fran Wilson
  • Danielle Gibson (C)
  • Natasha Wraith (Wk)
  • Niamh Holland
  • Sophia Smale
  • Lauren Filer
  • Chloe Skelton
  • Claire Nicholas

SES Playing 11

  • Kira Chathli (Wk)
  • Alice Capsey
  • Ryana MacDonald-Gay
  • Bryony Smith (C)
  • Alice Davidson-Richards
  • Paige Scholfield
  • Tash Farrant
  • Phoebe Franklin
  • Alexa Stonehouse
  • Freya Davies
  • Danielle Gregory
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

Both teams have gotten off to their campaign on a shaky note. They have won one game and lost the other. South East Stars have collected 5 points so far from 2 games while Western Storms have 4 from 2 games. Western Storm looked good in their last match so we expect them to win this game and improve their position in the points tally.

Top Picks

Paige Scholfield: The right-handed batter has put together 142 runs from the two games she has played so far in the competition.

Georgia Davies: Georgia Davies has been the most successful bowler for Stars so far in the competition with 7 scalps from 2 games.

Orla Prendergast: Orla Prendergast hit a brilliant hundred in her last game for Western Storm to avoid any mishaps during the chase. You can bet on her to score more runs in this game as well.

Fran Wilson: Fran Wilson was also involved in a big partnership in her team's last encounter against Thunder. She scored 74 and remained not out.

WS vs SES Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: K Chathli

Batters: F Wilson, S Dunkley (VC), S Luff, A Griffiths

All-rounders: P Scholfield (C), A Davidson-Richards, A Capsey

Bowlers: F Davies, L Filer, D Gregory

WS vs SES Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction