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Western Storm secure finals day berth after abandonment

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Southern Vipers 62 for 2 v Western Storm – Match abandoned

Western Storm confirmed their place at Kia Super League finals day, despite their match against arch rivals Southern Vipers being rained off in Bristol.

Put into bat beneath leaden skies, Vipers advanced to 62 for 2 at the end of the eighth over before bad weather moved in.

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Following an inspection, umpires Rob White and Chris Watts adjudged the outfield too wet to permit further play and decided they had no alternative but to abandon the game.

Both sides take two points, an outcome that means defending champions Storm are guaranteed a place at finals day in Hove on August 27. But a no-result was the last thing 2016 champions Vipers needed and, with two games remaining, they are now in danger of going out in the group stage.

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