NEWS FLASH - SUSSEX WOMEN REACH T20 FINALS DAY!
Sussex Women have won the South Division One T20 competition at Wellington College, Berkshire and are now through to the National Finals in September, where they will be looking to retain the trophy.
In the first game, Sussex beat Essex by 74 runs. Sussex scored 166 for one with Georgia Elwiss and Georgia Adams both making half centuries and Captain Sarah Taylor finishing on 42 not out. In reply Essex could only muster 92 for nine.
Sussex then beat Middlesex by seven wickets with five overs to spare. Middlesex finished on 100 for eight and in reply, Sussex were 101 for three.
On day two, Sussex lost to Kent by seven wickets. Sussex scored 113 for six and Kent chased it down with three overs to spare.
With Kent losing to Middlesex and Essex losing all three games, Sussex, Kent and Middlesex were all tied on eight points, luckily Sussex came out on top on net run rate, with Kent a close second.
In the final, Sussex lost the toss and were put into bat. Alexia Walker scored an excellently 50 leading Sussex to a score of 114 for six. Kent lost early wickets but a strong partnership between England pair Lydia Greenway and Tammy Beaumont left Kent needing just four runs off the last over.
17 year old Freya Davis took the ball for the last over, taking a magnificent caught and bowled second ball. Greenway was then caught on the boundary by Elwiss and Kent required two off two balls. Two dot balls from Davis ensured the win and a place in the final for Sussex.
Squad: Sarah Taylor (Capt), Arran Brindle (VC), Georgia Adams, Holly Colvin, Freya Davis, Georgia Elwiss, Chiara Green, Izi Noakes, Hannah Phelps, Paige Schofield, Rebecca Silk, Alexia Walker.
Sussex Women's Cricket Association
The Sussex Women’s Cricket Association, under the guidance of the Sussex Cricket Board, run everything to do with Women & Girls County cricket in Sussex.
In the last nine years, the Sussex Women’s team have won the County Championship five times, in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010. The Women have also reached the County T20 semi final in the last two years.
In 2011 the Sussex age groups had their most successful season, with the Under 17s winning the County Championship, the Under 11s winning the Arundel Festival, the 13s were runners up in the County Championship final and the under 15s reached the semi final of the County Championship.
Also Sussex had the most girls selected for the Junior Super 4s in 2011, which consists of the best 48 under 19 players. Sussex had 11 players selected for this.
The 2012 season looks even more exciting, as well as having the Under 11, 13, 15, 17 and Women’s squad, the Sussex Women’s cricket association will be running three new team, Under 11 and 13 development sides and an Under 19 squad.
There are currently four Sussex players in the England set up; Arran Brindle, Holly Colvin, Georgia Elwiss and Sarah Taylor.
County Age Groups
The 2011 season saw the Girls County Age Group squads have their best season. The Under 17s won the County Championship and were unbeaten all season, while the Under 11s won the Arundel Festival. The 13s reached the County Championship final and were runners-up, and the Under 15s reached the semi-finals of the County Championship, finishing fourth in the Country.
The 2012 sees the Under 13s, 15s and 17s compete in the County Championship again, where the 17s will look to keep hold of the trophy while the 13s and 15s will look to go one better this season. The Under 11s will continue to play friendly matches through the summer with their chance to compete for the Arundel Festival trophy again at the end of the season.
This year there will be three new County age group squads, an Under 11 development side, an Under 13 development side and an Under 19 squad, all playing in friendly matches.
For more information on County Age Group Girls Cricket, please contact Charlotte Burton by calling 07875 230565 or via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Sussex is one of the leading counties in the Country with the growth of girl’s cricket in schools. For the last six years cricket played amongst girls has grown, resulting in many schools adding it to their curriculum sessions.
Through the winter and summer the Sussex Cricket Board run a number of leagues and competitions for schools to enter:
Lady Taverners under 13 Indoor Tournament (National competition)
Lady Taverners under 15 Indoor Tournament (National competition)
ASDA Year 6 Girls Kwik cricket competition
SCB under 13 School League
SCB under 15 School League
SCB under 18 School League
In 2011, The Vale First and Middle School in Findon reached the national final of the ASDA year 6 girls Kwik cricket competition and were crowned as National Champions after winning against other schools all around the Country
To find your local cricket club contact the Women & Girls community Coach, Charlotte Burton – email@example.com or 07875 230565
Below is a list of the Club spread across Sussex that have a Women and Girls section. Please contact Charlotte for more information if you are looking for a club or to get involved with any of the below.
• Ansty Cricket Club (Women & Girls)
• Barcombe Cricket Club (Girls)
• Bells Yew Green Cricket Club (Women & Girls)
• Brighton & Hove Cricket Club (Women & Girls)
• Chichester Priory Cricket Club (Women & Girls)
• Chippingdale Cricket Club (Worthing) (Women & Girls)
• Cuckfield Cricket Club (Women)
• Eastbourne Cricket Club (Girls)
• East Grinstead Cricket Club (Girls)
• Findon Cricket Club (Girls)
• Fletching Cricket Club (Girls)
• Hastings & St Leonards Priory Cricket Club (Women & Girls)
• Henfield Cricket Club (Women)
• Horsham Cricket Club (Women & Girls)
• Lindfield Cricket Club (Girls)
• Littlehampton Cricket Club (Women)
• Middleton Cricket Club (Girls)
• Preston Nomads Cricket Club (Women & Girls)
• Seaford Cricket Club (Women & Girls)
• Selsey Cricket Club (Women & Girls)
• Steyning Cricket Club (Women & Girls)
• St Andrews Cricket Club (Burgess Hill) (Girls)
• St James Montefiore Cricket Club (Hassocks/Ditchling) (Women & Girls)
• St Peters Cricket Club (Brighton) (Women & Girls)