SOPHIE ECCLESTONE will be one of the star attractions as Boughton Hall plays host to an action-packed day of women’s cricket.

England ace Ecclestone, pictured, is returning to Filkins Lane on Sunday as she lines up for Lancashire Thunder in their Super League clash with Western Storm.

Before and after the clash, the Cheshire Women’s League finals take place with Appleton Tigers and Stockport Trinity Fire meeting in the T20 Divisional showpiece and Hawarden Park facing Didsbury Seconds for the Development Knockout trophy.

Spinner Ecclestone is impressed by the talent in the Thunder squad despite a difficult start to the Super League, which has seen Lancashire lose to the likes Yorkshire Diamonds, Western Storm and Surrey Stars.

“I feel like we’ve got a really good team and it’s a young team too,” said Chester-born Ecclestone. “Everyone has bedded in really well. Tahlia McGrath, Sune Luus and Harmanpreet Kaur has come back and we’ve really gelled well as a group and hopefully we can get some momentum.”

Ecclestone heads to Boughton Hall having been named England Women’s overall most valuable player for this summer after impressing against West Indies and Australia.

Despite her own impressive form, England were comfortably beaten in the Ashes.

“It was quite disappointing to lose the Ashes but coming back and winning the game at the end left all the girls in high spirits,” said Ecclestone. “It was important just to show what we are all about ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia and we need to look towards that now.”

The slow left-armer is pleased with her current form that saw her claiming more wickets than any other England player during each of the series against West Indies and Australia.

“I felt I bowled well in the Ashes,” she said. “It was quite hard because we had a few flat wickets and obviously the Aussies played well and it was hard to get them out so you had to earn your wickets.

“I learnt that I just need to bowl my best ball over and over again and hopefully that will be enough to get wickets and make the batsman make mistakes.”

Ecclestone, a member of the ‘spinners’ union’ has sympathy for Moeen Ali, who has been dropped for the second Ashes Test after a poor run of form.

“It’s tough work being a spinner,” she laughed. “Sometimes you feel like you’re getting whacked all the time but you’ve just got to keep bowling your best ball.”