Last Updated: 12/08/19 7:24pm
There was disappointment for Surrey Stars’ Nat Sciver and Sarah Taylor as their match against Southern Vipers was abandoned without a ball being bowled
Surrey Stars’ hopes of extending their 100 per cent record in the Kia Women’s Super League were dashed as rain wiped out their clash with Southern Vipers at The Oval.
The Stars, who are defending the title, had won their first two games in this year’s tournament, against Yorkshire Diamonds and Lancashire Thunder.
But Monday’s match-up with the Vipers was abandoned without a ball being bowled after umpires Peter Hartley and Jeremy Lloyds ruled that an earlier downpour had left the outfield unfit for play.
Kia Super League Cricket
August 13, 2019, 2:00pm
England star Nat Sciver, who captains the Stars, said: “There are patches that would make fielding very difficult. We were trying to work out if there was any way, but unfortunately we were not able to get on.”
The washout leaves the Stars second in the Super League table, with the Vipers in third – both a point behind front-runners Western Storm.
Rain ruled out any play at The Oval
The Storm, who have won all of their first three games, are in action again on Tuesday when they take on Loughborough Lightning at Bristol.
Watch more KSL action live on Daily Week Sports Mix from 2pm on Tuesday as Western Storm take on Loughborough Lightning at Bristol.