CAPTAIN Georgia Adams produced a superb all-round performance to guide Southern Vipers to victory over Western Storm in the Charlotte Edwards Cup on Sunday.

The Vipers won by 19 runs at Bristol's Seat Unique Stadium with Adams playing a starring role in the triumph.

Heather Knight scored 69 from 56 balls and was threatening to win the game for Storm but Adams struck a crucial blow by claiming her wicket in the penultimate over.

The Vipers captain finished with figures of two wickets for 23, while fellow spinner Charlie Dean took three for 24 as the home side were bowled out for 119 in 20 overs.

Adams had earlier top-scored with a 40-ball 55, mustering 6 fours and a six to help stage a progressive stand of 55 in 6.1 overs with Charli Knott as the visitors posted 137 for nine.

Lauren Filer produced her best performance of the season, taking three for eight in four overs to help keep Storm in with a chance at the halfway stage.

But the Vipers held their nerve in a close finish, spinners Adams, Dean, Knott and Linsey Smith making the difference to keep the defending champions seal the win.

Speaking after the victory to BBC Radio Solent, Adams admitted it was an important win after the inconsistent start to their Charlotte Edwards Cup campaign.

She claimed: "I think we've been a bit disappointed with our competition being a bit stop-start.

"We have won well when we've won and then we have lost pretty badly when we've lost, so we really wanted to go out there today, be really positive, and string together some wins to give us a bit of momentum going to the back end of the tournament.

"T20 cricket's very unpredictable these days, and the game's getting stronger and stronger, players are getting better and better.

"With (Western Storm) having Heather Knight in today and her playing a really good knock, I think that was a big win for us to sort of get one over on them."

Southern Vipers host Northern Diamonds in their next game at the Utilita Bowl on Friday.