Sophie hits winning runs for Western Storm

PUBLISHED: 15:42 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:43 16 August 2017

Sophie Luff.

Sophie Luff.

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Somerset Women’s captain Sophie Luff hit the winning runs for her side against Loughborough Lightning at Taunton.

Sophie Luff continued her run of success this season when she hit the winning runs for the Western Storm in their five-wicket victory over Loughborough Lightning, with five balls to spare at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.

The 23-year-old who captains Somerset Women, enjoys a batting average of 167.5 for the side after hitting two unbeaten centuries in her five innings for the side, also plays club cricket for Lympsham and Belvedere in Division Four of the Best Western Shrubbery Hotel.

Chasing the Lightning total of 108, Luff walked to the wicket when the score was 77-4, the Taunton born girl added 30 for the fifth wicket with Stafanie Taylor, who earlier claimed 4-5, hit the winning runs to see Storm to 109 without further loss, by which time she was unbeaten on 18 off 14 balls with three fours.

Reflecting on the game Luff, who is employed as a coach by the Somerset Cricket Board said: “It was fantastic to hit the winning runs on my home ground. I absolutely love playing at Taunton, the crowd were brilliant and we really feel at home there as a team.

“We’ve got a bit of a wait before our next game up at York on Sunday so we will be working hard in the nets and in the gym to make sure we’re in the best place possible to put in another good team performance.”

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