Match Preview: Southern Vipers v Thunder, CEC

Southern Vipers return to The Ageas Bowl to take on Thunder in another double-header with Hampshire Hawks

Southern Vipers v Thunder

Charlotte Edwards Cup

Wednesday 31st May (3:00pm start)

The Ageas Bowl

Southern Vipers return to The Ageas Bowl to take on Thunder in another double-header with Hampshire Hawks after the highly successful Champions Day which saw both sides convincingly beat their respective opponents.

However, on Bank Holiday Monday, the Vipers succumbed to a five-wicket defeat to The Blaze with just two balls to spare.

Georgia Adams top scored with 31 as the Vipers were bowled out for an under-par 118, before Linsey Smith took 2-19 – and a maiden – off her four overs, but it wasn’t quite enough to stop the table-toppers from getting over the line.

Thunder make the trip to The Ageas Bowl for the first time since their four-wicket defeat to the Vipers in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy last year where Emily Windsor struck 59 and Chloe Hill ended on 43*.

The north-western side are currently level on points with the Vipers, with two wins from their four games having beaten Sunrisers and Central Sparks, although the Vipers do have a game in hand.

Southern Vipers Squad

Southern Vipers have named a 15-player squad for tomorrow's match against Thunder.

Maia Bouchier and Danni Wyatt have joined up with an England red ball training camp alongside Lauren Bell and Charlie Dean.

Wicket-keeper Chloe Hill and Finty Trussler have been added to the squad.

Full Squad

Georgia Adams Captain (1)

Freya Kemp (6)

Anya Shrubsole (41)

Georgia Elwiss (34)

Alice Monaghan (20)

Charlotte Taylor (26)

Nicole Faltum † (44)

Ella McCaughan (8)

Mary Taylor (9)

Nancy Harman (25)

Linsey Smith (50)

Finty Trussler (18)

Chloe Hill † (30)

Rhianna Southby  (17)

Emily Windsor (4)


2022 Season In Numbers


Southern Vipers’ record in Charlotte Edwards Cup matches v Thunder:

P: 2, W: 2, T: 0, L: 0, A: 0

Recent Meetings:


Double-header tickets for Southern Vipers v Thunder and Hampshire Hawks v Surrey are available from £7 for U17s and from £24 for adults by clicking here.

Match Coverage

A live stream will be available for the match and a link to the stream will be available in the free-to-download Hampshire Cricket App and at

Both the Hampshire Cricket App and will also host a live match centre with scorecard, statistics and insight available throughout the match.

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