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NEW SKIPPER AT BRIGHTON & HOVE

'Charlie' Russell
Captain

Sarah Taylor
Vice captain

EIGHT SUSSEX PLAYERS FOR SUPER 4S

Charlie Russell
Georgia Elwiss
Izi Noakes
Sarah Taylor
Caroline Atkins
Holly Colvin (who will captain one squad)
Lucy Uncles
Hannah Phelps


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.