SOMERSET Women were due to finish their 50-over campaign at home to Devon on Sunday, only for the weather to intervene and the match to be rained off.

It leaves Somerset second from bottom in the Women's County Championship Division 2 table, five points behind Worcestershire – but they hope to reschedule the Devon match for Sunday, July 14.

Somerset have won one and lost five of their six matches – the only victory coming at home to Durham on May 6.

Captain Sophie Luff told the County Gazette: "We lost a few more than we'd have hoped, but a couple of them were close games, and perhaps it was our youthfulness and lack of experience in us not getting over the line.

"But I'm sure we'll come back stronger from having those experiences.

"Players have put their hands up with good performances as different times, the frustrating thing is that we haven't put in a complete performance.

"We've gone alright with the bat but not been able to execute our plan with the ball, or vice versa."

With England international (and World Cup winner) Anya Shrubsole leaving for Berkshire this season, Somerset were likely to be up against it.

At 26, Nicole Richards is the side's eldest player, and she's scored 186 runs in the six matches, including 99no against Durham, while also taking 10 wickets.

Luff top scored with 220 runs from six games (with a top score of 87no), while Georgia Tulip (11 wickets) and Lorraine Szczepanski (10) performed well with the ball.

The skipper added: "Our more experienced players have come to the fore, but the young players have done well too.

"Niamh Holland, who's 14 years old, had a 100 partnership with me on her debut against Wales [Holland scoring 37].

"Lauren Filer is one that England are looking at, and she's bowled well.

"There's been lots of opportunities for them [the young players], we've not had the results, but for the girls to transition to the senior team and develop, that's been great."

Aside from the results, another source of frustration for Luff was the turnout for Women's County Cricket Day – on May 6, the day of the Somerset v Durnham match – at Taunton Vale.

The day was preceded by a social media campaign, with Somerset County Cricket Club throwing its weight behind it, but a bigger crowd of spectators was not forthcoming.

Luff said: "I was disappointed with how Women's County Cricket Day turned out.

"We had tremendous support from Somerset – I can't thank the club enough – but we didn't really see people come out for it.

"It was mainly players' parents, who would usually come, and three newcomers.

"Maybe with it being a Bank Holiday Monday people had other plans, but it was disappointing."

It's straight into the T20 section of the season today (Sunday), with Somerset at home to Essex (10.30am start) and then Yorkshire (4.30pm), both matches taking place at Taunton School.

Somerset will have exactly the same squad for the T20, but Luff is optimistic about improving on results.

She added: "I've said to the team, 'change of format, change of fortune', so hopefully we can push on and get a few wins.

"It's still a very young squad, but the beauty of T20 is that anything can happen.

"Hopefully our experienced players can put in performances, and the young players can play with some more freedom."