WOMENS: Under-19's set for tour of Abu Dhabi15-Feb-2013
The Sussex Under-19 Women’s team will be heading to Abu Dhabi on Saturday to take part in the maiden U19 Women’s ARCH Trophy, in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
This is the first time Sussex have sent a side on an overseas tour and they will be based in Abu Dhabi, where they will play their group games against Lancashire and Scotland next to the Zayed International Cricket Stadium, before a day/night match against Wales in Dubai. Sussex hope to win their group and go on to play in the Zayed Stadium in the final on Saturday 23rd February.
Sussex Women’s Director of Cricket, Charlotte Burton said, “This is a great opportunity for the players to gain some experience on tour, playing in different conditions and different pitches to what they are used to here. A number of girls are in the England Women’s set up so gaining some experience here will help them further if they get the opportunity to play at the highest level and travel the world.
"The girls are looking forward to the trip and are determined to reach the final on the 23rd. The week away will set the girls up ready for the season which starts in only two months time.”
Sussex Under-19's Squad:
Sophie Parnell (pictured above)