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Summary

  1. Western Storm beat Southern Vipers by seven wickets to win KSL
  2. Ex-England captain Charlotte Edwards retires after Vipers' defeat
  3. Southern Vipers post 145-5 after being put into bat
  4. Rachel Priest hits 72 off 36 balls to lead Storm run chase
  5. Storm beat Surrey Stars by three wickets to reach final

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    Right, that's us done for the day. You can read the report from today's engrossing final over here.

    Thanks for joining us, and congrats to Western Storm, who are the Kia Super League 2017 champions. In a bit!

    Western Storm win
  2. 'It's been a pretty easy decision'

    Charlotte Edwards

    Southern Vipers and ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "You won't see me playing in this tournament again. Tonight is my last game. Somethings have to come to an end.

    "I'm really proud of the team but it's time for me to move on.

    "I'm looking forward to the next chapter and I'm pleased and proud of the team this year and I walk away happy.

    "I knew halfway through the tournament that it was my last year but I've enjoyed every minute.

    "It's been a pretty easy decision. I've loved playing in this competition but it's time for the younger girls to play against the best players in the world."

  3. Post update

    Stafanie Taylor, not content with hitting the winning runs in the semi-final earlier, finished this one in style for Western Storm.

  4. 'We weren't quite good enough'

    Charlotte Edwards

    Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

    "Sometimes you can't account for an innings like Rachel Priest's. You always know in Twenty20 cricket that one person can win a game and that's what's happened today.

    "It blew us apart and we didn't really have any answers.

    "I would have taken 145 at the start of the game but you have to bowl well. It was an incredible innings from Rachel Priest.

    "I'm really proud of the team to get to the final two years in a row. We weren't quite good enough today."

  5. Post update

    Big smiles all around as Western Storm celebrate with some champagne as they lift the Kia Super League trophy. And get covered in confetti too.

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    Jon Smalldon: Congratulations to Western Storm on taking the title. Thoroughly deserved. Let's see a longer season next year, please?

  7. Post update

    Rachel Priest's innings was a match turner - here are some of those enormous shots that put Western Storm in a dominant position.

  8. Player of the match - Rachel Priest

    Rachel Priest is the player of the match for her stunning 72 from 36 deliveries.

    She told Sky Sports: "Stafanie wanted to go on without a runner but I'm not the quickest so we got a runner out there! We've done this win the hard way but we've played a good final here. It was a good team effort."

  9. Post update

    Western Storm captain Heather Knight speaking on Sky Sports: "It's been a real squad effort and I'm chuffed with the girls. I'm delighted to get over the line. Charlotte has been a stalwart for English cricket at the long time and a lot of players coming through look up to Charlotte. Tonight wasn't a fitting end to the amazing career that she's had."

  10. Post update

    Isabelle Westbury

    Former Western Storm player on BBC Radio 5 live Sports Extra

    Charlotte wasn't on the field in that World Cup final just gone but those players that won the trophy were very much Charlotte Edwards' players.

  11. Post update

    It might not be a winning day for Charlotte Edwards' side but she's signed off in style with the bat.

  12. Post update

    Kate Cross

    England bowler on BBC Radio 5 Live sports extra

    I was one of those naive youngsters that bowled at Charlotte in the county game. I'm really pleased she's been able to do this on her own terms but I can imagine it's never easy to walk away. She's made an incredible name for herself and she should be incredibly proud of what she's achieved.

  13. Edwards retires

    Charlotte Edwards has juts confirmed on 5 live that today will be her last appearance in the Super League. She says she "doesn't know" if it's her last game of cricket but that she is done "at this level." It's been a genuine pleasure to watch her throughout her career, and she has done wonders for the women's game in this country.

  14. 'We've won the hard way'

    Anya Shrubsole speaking on BBC Radio 5 live: "Rachel Priest has really stood up for us. She's been so dangerous and when she gets going like that, she's unstoppable.

    "Under lights the pitch seemed to come on a little bit better. We were always going to bat second. I think it was a better pitch than the first game suggested. This second game was one or the batters and ours came out on top.

    "Stafanie took a lot of responsibility in the first game, seeing us home, and she's done that again in this game. We've won in the hard way but it's the theme of my summer - beating the team in the final that you lost to at the start."

  15. Post update

    The Southern Vipers battered Western Storm in the first match of the Super League. Now Storm have taken the Vipers title. How pleasingly circular.

  16. Post update

    Dan Norcross

    BBC Test Match Special

    It's been a fantastic performance by the Storm who have been powered to this by Rachel Priest, who took the game by the scruff of the neck.

    We've got a new winner on the WSL after last year when the Vipers beat the Storm in the final. The roles have been reversed.

  17. Post update

    The Western Storm players come charging onto the pitch wihle a gutted Charlotte Edwards consolers her team-mates. Heather Knight gathers her players to her and offers a few words of congratulations, before they all start jumping up and down like kids on Christmas day.

  18. BreakingSTORM WIN BY SEVEN WICKETS

    Storm 146-3

    WON WITH A SIX! Western Storm are the 2017 Super League champions!

    Cool as you like, Stafanie Taylor leaned back and hoicked the ball over the ropes to take her side to victory. What a game.

  19. Storm 145-3

    Sophie Luff lets the ball run off the outside edge - the scores are level.

  20. Storm 144-3

    And another wide! Two from 14 balls...