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WOMENS: Holly Colvin announced as new Sussex Captain


Experienced all-rounder Holly Colvin has been named the new Sussex Women’s captain ahead of the 2013 season, replacing Caroline Atkins who announced her retirement from County cricket at the end of the 2012 campaign.

She has been promoted from vice-captain, a role which will now be filled by wicketkeeper-batsman and fellow England international, Sarah Taylor.

Colvin said of her new role, “I am absolutely thrilled to be named Sussex captain. Having grown up playing cricket for Sussex it is such an honour to have been given this accolade.

“I am thoroughly looking forward to leading such a talented group of players to what hopefully will be just as successful a season as last year.”

Holly has represented the Sussex Women’s side since 2005 as well as making her England debut in the same year at the age of just 15.

Sussex Women’s Coach Charlotte Burton, said, “Both players have a wealth of experience and knowledge of the game. They are highly respected by all the team and I know they will get the most out of all the players this season.

“I am looking forward to working with Holly and Sarah in their new roles and our goal is to win both the County Championship and the T20.”

Holly is the guest speaker at the SCCC Monthly Lunch on Thursday 29th November at The PROBIZ County Ground, Hove. For only £17 per person you can enjoy a welcome drink and two-course lunch. To book your place or for more information please call Kevin Berry on 01273 827124 or e-mail

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