Here they are…
- Lancashire Thunder
- Loughborough Lightning
- Southern Vipers [Hampshire etc.]
- Surrey Stars
- Western Storm [Somerset, Gloucestershire, etc.]
- Yorkshire Diamonds
A couple of interesting notes:
- Lancashire have been allowed to keep their semi-official “County Championship” name, although it isn’t supposed to be the same team, and there is no guarantee in theory that they will have the same players.
- Surrey will brand themselves as “Surrey” rather than “London”; which will no doubt draw-in supporters of Surrey’s men’s team… but may also exclude cricket fans north of the river!
- Loughborough have been permitted to extend their existing “Lightning” brand, which is already used by their Superleague [sic. – one word!] netball team.