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by Charlotte Burton
[Charlotte Burton]

Weekend July 9-10

Last weekend we had 4 matches which resulted in 2 wins and 2 very close losses.

Under 11s:

The girls played away to Kent and after losing to them by 2 runs at home a few weeks ago they were looking forward to another good game. Again it was a very close match and again it went down to the last over and again Sussex lost by 2 runs. I do not have the final scores etc. Even though they lost it is great to see the girls get so close to the score again.


Under 13s:

The 13s played at home to Surrey and after their loss to them last month (which I am still blamed for as it’s the only game I have been too!!) they were looking for a win this time. Sussex batted first and scored 150 for 5 in their 30 overs with Tara Norris top scoring with 49 and Ellen Burt 35 not out off 25 balls.

Sussex bowled well and kept Surrey down to 102 for 8 off their 30 overs. The pick of the bowler was Eleanor Monk who took 4 for 8 off 3 overs.

Sussex are currently top of the table after losing only 1 of their county championship matches; they have 1 match remaining and if they win they should reach the quarter finals of the County Championship!!


Under 15s:

The 15s were also home to Surrey at the weekend, and with a number of under 15 players away on holiday, 3 under 13 players were brought into the squad and did a fantastic job at this level.

The 15s batted first and Issy Collis continued where she left off the week before, scoring 50 off 46 balls. She was helped by Paige Scholfield who scored 47 off 54 balls . Sussex finished on 161 for 4 off 35 overs.

The 15s put in a brilliant bowling performance as they bowled Surrey out for 32 off 16 overs! Megan Janman took 2  for 4, Tanya Wake 2 for 2 and under 13 players Tara Norris and Ellen Burt chipped in with a wicket each. There were also 3 run outs in the match. A great performance all round from the 15s.

The 15s have one match remaining and if they win it looks like they will reach the quarter finals of the County Championship as well



The seniors played a friendly against touring side Trinidad & Tabago at Brighton College. With the England players still away with England and the 15s having an important match, it gave us the opportunity to use everyone in the senior squad along with Sam Wright from the 17s and special guest player, Beth Morgan.

Sussex batted first and scored 221 for 7 (I do not have the full score card so going on memory here!) Caroline Atkins scored 61  while Beth scored 68. Everyone chipped in with runs and it was one of the best batting performances this season for Sussex so far.

Sussex kept the runs down with the ball, with the pick of the bowlers being Alexia Walker, Rebecca Silk and Sam Wright, but again everyone played an important part with the ball. Carla Rudd also kept very well on Saturday.

[Merissa Aguileira © Don Miles]

Merissa Aguilleira, captain of Trinidad & Tobago and the West Indies,
plays a sweep. Later she hit a six over the Sports Hall at the College

Trinidad & Tabago reached the score with 7 wickets down but with only 3 overs left, we did have a lost ball at one stage when one of their players hit a massive six over the sports hall!!!

Even though the seniors lost it was a really good match and all the players played well and all did something.


There are 3 matches this weekend (weather permitting)

Under 11s – Saturday 16th July  v Surrey @ Lancing College 2pm start

Under 13s – Saturday 16th July v Kent away 2pm start (Sussex u13s final and most crucial game)

Under 17s – Saturday 16th July v Devon @ Lancing College 12.30pm start