We had 4 matches played last week and we won 3,
lost 1 and 1 was abandoned.
The under 11s had two matches last week, both against Middlesex, one
against their development side and the other their full under 11 side.
The girls travelled up to Middlesex on the Thursday to play their
development side. Sussex won the toss and decided to bowl first and
after 25 overs, Middlesex had reached 64 for 9. Everyone in the Sussex
team (apart from the wicket keeper) bowled and all of them bowled well,
the pick of the bowlers were Rebecca Bonanate 2 for 3 off 4, Amelia
Baron 2 for 8, Lauren Fisher, Brook Williams, Georgina Humphreys,
Zanzibar menzies and Gabrielle Wickham all took a wicket a piece.
Sussex reached their total very quickly and it was decided they would
carry on until 15 overs where they finished on 94 for 5 with Ella Bourne
(28) and Ellie Robinson (11) both being retired.
The girls then faced Middlesex full under 11 side on Sunday at lancing
College. However the weather was not on our side, after playing 15 overs
the match had to be abandoned due to the weather. When the match was
abandoned, Middlesex were 61 for 4 with Ella Bourne, Ellie Robinson,
Georgina Leefe and Anna Chalmers all took 1 wicket.
The 15s played Essex at Lancing College on Saturday and struggled this
week and lost by 55 runs. Essex batted first and opener Grace Melhuish
was unstoppable with the bat for Essex, scoring 102 before being run
out, she helped Essex reach 185 for 4 (just goes to show how much of the
ball she had if she scored 102 and we bowled 26 wides). Paige Scholfield
was the pick of the bowler for Sussex taking 2 for 16 off 7 overs. Three
players reached double figures, but it was not enough to reach the 185,
Sussex only reached 130 for 8 off their 35 overs. Abi Freeborn scored
25, Abi Quinn 23 and Megan Janman 22.
The 17s had their first Championship match last Friday against Surrey
after they had their match against Oxford called off due to the weather
and they started off with a bang. Alexia kindly stepped in for me to
coach the side last week and I think I should now sack myself!!!
Sussex won the toss and elected to field first and Surrey were soon 3
wickets down for 1 run and it wasn’t long before the were 5 down for 10
runs. The girls bowled consistently well and bowled Surrey out for 46,
with Sophie Parnell taking 3 for 8, Jade Elphick 3 for 6, Chiara Green 1
for 4 and Sam Wright 1 for 8.
It wasn’t long before the girls reached the total and were on their way
home, it only took 6 overs. Chiara Green went out there from ball one
and decided she was not going to stick around, she finished on 30 not
out off 19 balls
The seniors had their second County Championship match away to Notts and
looked to get their first win under their belt. Notts won the toss and
put Sussex in. Hannah Phelps and Caroline Atkins opened the batting and
after losing Hannah early on, Rosalie Birch came in and put on a good
partnership with Caroline before being caught for 42. Sussex then lost 5
quick wickets and with 14 year old Izi Collis making her debut for the
seniors this weekend she put in a crucial performance with the bat,
especially coming in when the bowler was on a hat-trick. She put on a
partnership with Caroline before being caught on 21. Sussex reached 182
for 8 off their 50 overs with Caroline 82 not out.
Opening bowlers Alexia Walker and Sophie Parnell bowled well in
partnership at the start, and Alexia took the first wicket after the
second ball leaving Notts 2 for 1. Sophie then followed Alexia soon
after bowling a Yorker and taking the second wicket.
Holly Colvin is continuing to bowl well and making it difficult for
batsman to score runs off her, after her first 5 overs she had taken 1
wicket for 1 run!!!
At one stage it did look like it was getting close but after the openers
were brought back they finished off the job and Notts were bowled out
for 163 with only 3 balls left. Sophie Parnell took 3 for 44, Alexia
Walker 2 for 32, Holly Colvin 2 for 20 with 5 maidens and Charlotte
Russell 2 for 16.
There are a number of matches this weekend:
Under 11s v Kent @ Blackstone – 2pm start
Under 13 v Middlesex away – 2pm start
Under 15 v Kent @ Blackstone – 2pm start
Sussex Women v Middlesex – away – 11am start