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WOMENS: Sarah Taylor announced as new Womens' skipper


Sussex have appointed Sarah Taylor as captain of the Women’s team for the 2014 season, as well as Arran Brindle as vice-captain, which sees two of England's leading players at the helm of the County side.

Both Taylor and Brindle captained the Sussex Women’s side this season after an injury to former captain Holly Colvin, who has taken an immediate break from all forms of cricket, whilst England wicketkeeper-batsman Taylor also captained the side in the County Championship final against Yorkshire where she scored an unbeaten 128 and lead Sussex to their sixth Championship win in ten years.

Taylor has been a part of the Sussex Women’s squad for nine years and has progressed to being one of the world’s best batsmen. She is currently ranked number two in the world in One-Day Internationals and is number one in Twenty20.

Sarah said, “I am delighted at being appointed as captain for Sussex and working with such a fantastic squad of players at Sussex. Working with Arran as my vice-captain is something I am looking forward to continuing having worked with her through the summer, and we work well together. Our aim is to retain the County Championship which we worked so hard to win last season as well as win back the T20.”

Arran Brindle will bring a wealth of experience with her as vice-captain, having joined Sussex three seasons ago from Lancashire. Arran has captained the men’s first team in her hometown of Louth as well as Lancashire and England Academy in the past.

Sussex Coach Charlotte Burton said, “It is great to give the captaincy to Sarah, she has not only grown as a player over the last few years but has grown as a person. She has great cricket knowledge and along with Arran as vice-captain I am sure they will do a fantastic job.”

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