NEW SKIPPER AT BRIGHTON & HOVE
EIGHT SUSSEX PLAYERS FOR SUPER 4S
Holly Colvin (who will captain one squad)
Carla Rudd has been named as a reserve
SUSSEX APPOINT NEW CAPTAIN
22nd Feb 2011
|Captain Caroline Atkins
||Vice Captain Holly Colvin
Sussex have today announced that Caroline
Atkins, a highly experienced County and England player, will be taking
over the captaincy of the Sussex women's side for the 2011 season. As
vice captain and as an opening batsman, her input has been invaluable in
the winning of the County Championship on a number of occasions in the
last ten years.
Of her appointment, Caroline said: "I am really excited to have been
appointed to captain Sussex. It is a great privilege for me to lead the
fantastic squad of players we have alongside Head Coach, Rupert
Kitzinger. There have been a few changes, not just in leadership, but
with two retirements last year also contributing to a new beginning. For
my part, I will take on the captaincy with great pride and endeavour to
get the best out of our team."
Holly Colvin has been appointed vice-captain.
Retiring captain, Alexia Walker said, "I have enjoyed every moment of
leading a Sussex side to some excellent results, culminating in winning
the County Championship title twice in the last three years. It was
especially rewarding to win the 2010 title whilst also utilising a large
playing squad in which some highly talented youngsters have started to
make a name for themselves. It is with these feelings that I am stepping
down from the role of captain and am delighted to be handing the reins
over to Caroline Atkins. I know that Caroline will relish the honour of
leading the Sussex women's team to a new era of success. I will continue
to play for Sussex and will be overseeing the junior age group County
coaching with Charlotte Burton. My career is in coaching and I am
looking forward to having time to maximise all that I have learnt
through recently going through my Level 4 course."
I am sure you will all join us in thanking Alexia for all the time and
hard work she has put in over the last 3 years as captain for Sussex and
helping lead the side to 2 County Championships.