Sophie Luff hoping for more success this weekend
Somerset Women’s Cricket Team are in T20 action Today (Sunday) when they face Surrey and Ireland at Bath Cricket Club.
The Somerset side have enjoyed considerable success in the 50 over competition and have notched up three wins out of the three games they have played.
However they haven’t fared so well in the shorter format, and that is something which one of the team’s leading batters Sophie Luff is aware that they need to address.
Looking ahead to Sunday’s games the vice captain said: “We are looking to bounce back in the T20s after two defeats in the first two games against Middlesex and Nottinghamshire. It will be a tough ask against two good sides but we have already beaten Ireland convincingly in the 50 over format at the start of the season so they’ll be looking to get revenge. We are unbeaten in the 50 over format so hopefully we can take that form with us into this weekend!”
The 21 year old who hails from Lympsham has enjoyed a good start to the season about which she said: “Personally, my season for Somerset has gone pretty well, I had 65 against Ireland and 109 not out against Devon. It was my maiden century for Somerset Women and it feels like it has been a long time coming so it was a great feeling to celebrate it with Anya (Shrubsole) in the middle.”
Luff is one of a growing number of women who are playing for men’s sides on a Saturday where she turns out for Somerset League Division Three side Lympsham.
“I’ve really enjoyed playing for Lympsham so far this year and having not been available the last few weeks, I’m really looking forward to playing again for them. I enjoy the challenge that men’s cricket provides, particularly facing different bowlers week in week out, whereas in women’s cricket you get to know what each bowler does. Also playing with my dad and brother is something I’m very proud of!”
Luff has another cause to celebrate because she has just been awarded a first class honours degree in sport and physical education after completing her studies at Cardiff Metropolitan University, and will be hoping to enjoy more success this weekend.