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WOMENS: Sussex name squad for Bank Holiday double-header


Danni Wyatt, seen here playing for Nottinghamshire against Sussex, is set to make her debut fo Sarah Taylor's side this weekend (Photo: Don Miles)

The Sussex Women begin their Royal London One Day Championship campaign this weekend, with a double-header against Warwickshire and Kent.

The Women kick off the season away to Warwickshire at the Edgbaston Foundation Ground on Sunday, where they will face a strong Bears outfit that can include Amy Jones, Rebecca Grundy and Jenny Gunn.

Sussex are then back home on Bank Holiday Monday at Eastbourne CC, against Charlotte Edwards' Kent side, which is always a fiercely contested match-up. The clash is due to begin at 11.00am and entrance to the ground is FREE.

Danni Wyatt is set to make her debut for Sussex this weekend after joining the side from Nottinghamshire and will look to impress with both bat and ball for the side. 19-year-old Sally Clarke will also make her debut for Sussex this weekend having impressed during the winter.

The Sussex side, led by Sarah Taylor, will be without opening Freya Davies who is sitting her exams at university, and Izzy Collis will miss the first match against Warwickshire, but will be back to face Kent the following day.

Sussex Director of Women's Cricket Charlotte Burton said, “We are looking forward to getting the season going this weekend and will be looking to start well and get two wins under our belt.

"We are missing a couple of players, but the good thing with our squad is that we have players who can easily step up into those places, which showed last year in our T20 win.

"We know we have two strong sides to play against this weekend and we need to make sure we perform to our high standards and put everything into these two games to show our intentions for this season. We have a good young side but with a lot of experience, and I believe we can come away with two good wins to start the off the season."

Sussex Squad vs Warwickshire & Kent

Sarah Taylor (captain)
Georgia Adams
Flora Bertwistle
Ellen Burt
Sally Clarke
Izzy Collis (Monday only)
Georgia Elwiss
Abbey Freeborn
Izi Noakes
Tara Norris
Hannah Phelps
Paige Scholfield
Danni Wyatt

Sunday 1st May - Warwickshire vs Sussex at the Edgbaston Foundation Ground, Birmingham (11.00am start)

Monday 2nd May - Sussex vs Kent at The Saffrons, Eastbourne Cricket Club (11.00am start) - Entrance is FREE

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