SOMERSET have made just one change to their squad for tomorrow's Vitality Blast match away to Essex Eagles, with fast bowler Ollie Sale coming in.

Head coach Jason Kerr has named a 14-man squad, as Somerset chase a victory which would reignite their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition.

They have lost four of their opening six games, the most recent away to an AB de Villiers-inspired Middlesex on Sunday.

Essex are fifth in the table, with three wins, two losses and one no result so far.

Play is due to get underway at 7pm tomorrow at a sold-out CloudFM County Ground, Chelmsford.

Somerset squad: Tom Abell (c), Babar Azam, Tom Banton, George Bartlett, Eddie Byrom, James Hildreth, Tim Groenewald, Tom Lammonby, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Ollie Sale, Jerome Taylor, Roelof van der Merwe, Max Waller.

Essex squad: Simon Harmer (c), Mohammad Amir, Aaron Beard, Ravi Bopara, Sam Cook, Cameron Delport, Ryan ten Doeschate, Dan Lawrence, Jamie Porter, Shane Snater, Paul Walter, Tom Westley, Adam Wheater, Adam Zampa.


WESTERN Storm have kick-started their 2019 Kia Super League campaign with a seven-wicket victory away to Loughborough Lightning.

Loughborough, who defeated Storm in the semi-finals last year, won the toss and opted to bat first, only to find themselves 15-3 as Freya Davies (2-24), Claire Nicholas (2-30) and new signing Deepti Sharma (1-17) all struck early.

Amy Jones hit back with 65 from 53 balls for the hosts, with support coming from Mignon du Preez (29), as Loughborough posted 126-6 from their 20 overs.

After Rachel Priest fell for 12 in the reply, England captain Heather Knight (41) and Smriti Mandhana (32) scored 54 runs for the second wicket, in just over seven overs.

Both Knight and Mandhana fell to Sarah Glenn (2-13), but Fran Wilson (33no) and Sophie Luff (4no) saw their side over the finish line.

Storm's next match is at home to Lancashire Thunder this Saturday (3pm), at the Cooper Associates County Ground in Taunton.