Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy: Western Storm beat Thunder

Danielle Gibson batting

Danielle Gibson’s half-century helped Western Storm to their third win of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, Emirates Old Trafford
Thunder 242-5 (50 overs): Smale 57, Dottin 46; Filer 3-46
Western Storm 239-8 (44.3 overs): Gibson 56; Jackson 3-50
Western Storm won by two wickets (DLS Method)

Western Storm chased a revised target of 239 with two wickets to spare to beat Thunder at Emirates Old Trafford in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.

A nudged single into the off-side from Chloe Skelton saw the Storm over the line with 21 balls remaining.

Thunder had posted 242-5 in their 50 overs, led by Seren Smale’s 57, but were restricted by miserly bowling from Skelton (2-33) and Lauren Filer (3-46).

Danielle Gibson then hit 56 off 40 balls to helped guide Storm to victory.

Gibson’s innings featured eight fours after her side has been set a revised 239 to win in 48 overs under the DLS Method after a brief spell of rain.

Western Storm finish fourth in the table, with…