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by Charlotte Burton
[Charlotte Burton]

Weekend June 18-19

Only one of the three scheduled matches went ahead this weekend due to the bad weather.

The under 11s match against Essex was cancelled on Sunday and the 17s home fixture against Kent was cancelled, but I am in the process of re-arranging the match with Kent so will keep you all updated.

The only match to go ahead this weekend was the Seniors at Brighton College where they lost to Berkshire.

Having lost the toss, Sussex were put in and lost Hannah Phelps early on, Rosalie Birch followed soon after with Sussex on 40 for 2. Caroline Atkins and Sarah Taylor put on 45 until Sarah was run out. Two wickets fell very quickly before Caroline was joined by Georgia Elwiss and put on a further 36 runs before Caroline was caught for 52. Sussex were soon 136 for 9, but Charlotte Russell and Sophie Parnell made sure we saw the 50 overs out and reached 153 for 9.

Like the last couple of senior matches, openers Alexia Walker and Georgia Elwiss have both been impressive with the new ball, keeping the runs down in the first 20 overs. Rosalie Birch ran out one of the openers, but Sussex were unable to dismiss Heather Knight and she helped lead Berkshire to victory winning by 6 wickets and finishing on 76 not out. Sophie Parnell also bowled well taking 2 for 9 off her 5 overs.

The seniors have a month’s break in terms of County Championship matches while England have the quadrangular series which Holly Colvin and Sarah Taylor are involved in. I am sure you will join me in wishing them luck for the series.

The seniors actually have a friendly on Saturday 9th July which is not in the fixture booklet, they will be playing touring side Trinidad & Tabago at Brighton College. (Details at foot of home page)



This week sees 3 more matches:


Saturday 25th June – Sussex U17s v Essex U17s @ Blackstone – 12pm start

Sunday 26th June – Sussex U11s v Middlesex U11s away – 2pm start

Sunday 26th June – Sussex U13s v Surrey U13s away – 2pm start