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WOMENS: Sussex Women target the double


The Sussex Women’s Team are hoping to crown another impressive season when over the next two weekends they will go for glory in both the T20 and County Championship Finals.

They will be aiming to follow in the footsteps of the England Women’s side, who won two of their One-Day International matches against Australia at The County Ground to contribute to their fantastic recent Ashes victory.

Sussex will firstly be aiming for glory in the shorter format of the game at T20 Finals Day, which is being held at Preston Nomads Cricket Club, near Henfield in West Sussex, this Saturday 7th September. Sussex will be looking to retain the Trophy they won in 2012 when they face Berkshire in the semi-final and should they be successful, will meet the winners of the other semi between Kent and Nottinghamshire.

And on Sunday 15th September, it is the County Championship Division One Final when Sussex will face Yorkshire at Campbell Park in Milton Keynes for the chance to be crowned County Champions, a feat they last managed in 2010.

Sussex Women’s Director of Cricket Charlotte Burton said, “It has been another really successful season for the Sussex Women’s team and this has been backed up in the younger age groups too, with the Under-17’s being crowned national T20 champions last week, as well as reaching the County Championship finals at the end of September.

“The interest in Women’s cricket at the moment has never been higher with the England team regaining the Ashes. It was great to see such good support for the matches they played at Hove and hopefully the Sussex public will be keen to cheer us on at T20 Finals Day on Saturday”.

Play begins at 11.00am on Saturday and entrance to Preston Nomads CC is FREE. Ground Address: Spen Cama Memorial Ground, Clappers Lane, Fulking, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9NH

In addition to this, there is a celebration of Women and Girls cricket at Horsham Cricket Club, sponsored by Christ’s Hospital School, on Saturday 14th September. As well as being able to watch the finals of the Sussex Women and Girls “Club” competitions, there will be an opportunity for newcomers to try their hand at cricket with Sussex Women players who will be on hand to provide free coaching.

And if that’s not enough, Chief Executive of Sussex Cricket Zac Toumazi, and Head of Cricket Development Tim Shutt, will be flipping burgers and turning sausages on the BBQ.

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