Another busy weekend of cricket has been played
we 4 out of the 5 teams due to play.
The 13s continue their run of good form at the moment with yet another
win. They beat Essex on a very windy day at Southend but the game was
getting close until Sussex pulled it back and took some crucial wickets.
Sussex batted first and scored 139 before being bowled out in 23 overs.
Opener Tara Norris topped scored for Sussex with 17, while Ellen Burt
and Isabella Nixon both scored 11. Sussex were helped with reaching this
score with Essex bowling 55 wides!
Essex came back fighting and were on course, they were 74 for 4 with
overs to spare, but Sussex came back and took wickets regularly and
bowling Essex out for 109. Eleanor Monk & Molly Beadle were the pick of
the bowlers, Eleanor taking 3 for 5 and Molly 3 for 8, while Jessica
Saunders took 2 for 18.
The 13s have won 3 out of 3 and are currently top of the table!
The 15s put in an excellent performance against Surrey on Saturday and
won by 138 runs. Sussex batted first and after losing a couple of
wickets early on, Izi Collis and Abi Quinn came in and steady the ship!
Abi put in an impressive performance and was the pick of the batters,
scoring 59 off 73 balls. She was well supported by Izi Collis (24),
Alicia Caillard (24), Megan Janman (29not out) and Paige Scholfield (24
not out). Sussex finished on 227 for 5 off their 35 overs.
The last few games has seen Sussex bowling struggle but this week they
put in an all round performance, with everyone chipping in and playing
an important part with the ball. Surrey were bowled out for 89 with off
spinner, Charlotte Allcock taking 3 for 6, Paige Scholfield 2 for 13 and
Abi Byrne 2 for 2 in 4 balls!!
Sussex are currently second in the table after playing 3 matches and
winning 2, they are close behind Kent who have only played 1 match and
are top of the table!!!
The 17s were due to play their first match on Monday away to Oxfordshire.
Driving up to Oxford the weather was good, until we arrived in Oxford at
10am and the rain started. We were hoping the rain might stop and we
would get some sort of game in, but after 3 hours of watching it rain,
the game was abandoned. We are looking to re-arrange the match for a
The seniors had their first County Championship match on Sunday at
Brighton College against Kent and were looking to start with a win to
start their campaign to retain the County Championship. But Sussex lost
to Kent by 9 wickets, in a game dominated by Kent. Sussex batted first
and lost 5 wickets with 43 runs on the board. Lucy Uncles and Georgia
Elwiss then started to bring Sussex back and built a good partnership
before Lucy Uncles was caught for 27. Georgia soon fell LBW for 26 and
soon Sussex were all out for 105.
Sussex openers Alexia Walker and Georgia Elwiss bowled extremely well
and kept the visitors runs down at the start and were both unlucky not
to take a wicket. Alexia bowled through and going for only 22 off her 10
and Elwiss went for 16 off 8.
Holly Colvin was to take the only wicket of the game, but Charlotte
Edwards lead her team to victory with 64 not out. Holly finished with
figures of 1 for 10 off 5.
This week sees a busy week of fixtures for Sussex, there are 5
matches this week with the 13s the only team not playing this week:
Under 11s - have 2 games this week. Thursday 2nd June v Middlesex
Development away and Sunday 5th June v Middlesex at Lancing College 2pm
Under 15s Saturday 4th June v Essex at Lancing College 2pm
Under 17s - Friday 3rd June v Surrey at Lancing College 12pm
Seniors Sunday 5th June v Nottinghamshire Away
I just want to say thank you to Alexia who is going to take the 17s this
Friday for me as I am away, Alexia is a very busy person and for her to
step in on her day off for me I would like to say thank you.
Good luck to all the teams this week.