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by Charlotte Burton
[Charlotte Burton]

As you all know the Sussex Women beat Kent on Sunday by 8 wickets, please see below small report:

Sussex fielded first and Sophie Parnell took the early wicket of Tammy Beaumont, leaving Kent on 23 for 1. Georgia Elwiss continued to bowl tightly, like she has done all season with the new ball and succeeded taking the wicket of Charlotte Edwards.

Sussex continued to bowl in good areas and keep the runs down until Susie Rowe and Deanna Cooper came in at the last 10 overs and put on a partnership of 72 with Rowe finishing on 64 off 60 balls and helping Kent reach 183 for 5.  The pick of the bowlers for Sussex were Sophie Parnell 1 for 16, Georgia Elwiss and Chiara Green who both finished on 1 for 25.

Rosalie Birch and Caroline Atkins went out to the middle being positive and looked to take on the bowlers from the start. Rosalie and Caroline put Sussex in a good position with 123 on the board before Rosalie was caught for 43.

Caroline carried her bat through and saw Sussex home to victory in the 42nd over, finishing on 80, with support from Sarah Taylor (13) and Arran Brindle (25).

That result means we have finished second in the table this year.

Well the cricket season is almost over, but not quite yet! The Women still have a chance on winning the T20 tomorrow at Shenley Cricket centre, where they will either play Kent, Yorkshire or Berkshire in the semi final. Good luck to the Women tomorrow, letís finish on a high with another trophy for Sussex this season!!

Also congratulations to Sarah Taylor, Georgia Elwiss and Arran Brindle who have been selected for England for the tour to South Africa in October, I am sure you will join me in wishing them all the best down there ( I have said to Sarah that if they get short of players or she needs a wicket keeping coach, to give me a call as I wonít be far away when they are down there!!!)


Also donít forget presentation evening next Saturday 24th September.

By Don Miles

Rosalie Birch retires

Rosalie Birch announced her departure from Sussex cricket at the end of the match. Rosalie has played for the County for a number of years as a top order bat and formerly as a spin bowler. She is one of many Sussex players who have played for their country, and she earned a 'Player of the Match' award on her very first appearance.

[Rosalie Birch © Don Miles]

Rosalie batting in her last game for the County

[Rosalie Birch © Don Miles]

Batting for England in the 2005 World Cup in South Africa

[Rosalie Birch © Don Miles]

Although moving away from the area, Rosalie may not be leaving cricket behind. A reliable and elegant team player, any side who can obtain her services for next season will be fortunate indeed!