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by Charlotte Burton
[Charlotte Burton]

Weekend May 4 - May 6

This weekend we had 5 matches and had 3 wins and 2 losses.

Under 11s:

The under 11s had their first match on Sunday at home to Blackstone and lost, but from what I was told we gave every player a chance which I wanted to do at this age group and Middlesex didnít. We scored 107 in 25 overs and Middlesex scored the runs with just 2 overs to spare, but the girls did really well from what I hear.

Under 13s:

The 13s had their second match, a friendly against Essex. Sussex batted first and scored 172 in their 35 overs with Georgina Humphreys 43, Ella Bourne 31, Gabby Wickham 30 and Arian Jones 22 being the top scorers for Sussex. The girls then kept Essex down to 128 for 9 in 35 overs with stand out bowlers, Ellie Robinson 2 for 9, Lauren Fisher 2 for 13 and Natalie Taylor 2 for 6.

The 13s next game will be a County Championship match against Kent next week.

Under 15s:

The 15s lost their friendly against Hampshire away (still awaiting scores)

Seniors:

The Women had two county championship matches this weekend and started well, winning both matches. On Sunday they were away to Warwickshire and after putting them into bat kept Warwickshire down to 135 for 9 (maximum bowling points) with Alexia Walker taking 3 for 24 and two catches, Holly Colvin 3 for 16 off 10 overs. Also Sarah Taylor came off after 16 overs with a knee injury and Georgia Elwiss took the gloves and took two catches behind and when she had to come back and bowl at the end, Sophie Parnell took over and took a stumping. A team full of all rounders!!

Sussex knocked off the runs in the 42nd over with 5 wickets down, with Hannah Phelps top scoring with 36, Georgia Elwiss 27, Georgia Adams 19 and Alexia Walker 17.

On Monday they faced Surrey at Hove and after losing the toss were sent out to field, Sussex contained the runs and kept Surrey down to 181 for 6, with Rebecca Silk 2 for 52, and Georgia Elwiss, Izi Noakes, Alexia Walker and Holly Colvin all taking 1 wicket each.

Sussex openers Georgia Adams and Georgia Elwiss started well with the bat, scoring 10 off the first over and setting the tone of the innings. They put on an opening partnership of 106 before Adams was out LBW for 26. However it was Georgia Elwiss who led from the front and lead Sussex home and scored her maiden Sussex hundred finishing on 105 not out off 121 balls.

You can see a full report of these matches on the Sussex cricket website, (Ed. - and a picture and review of Georgia Elwiss' innings here).

There are just two matches this weekend, both happening at Blackstone starting at 2pm:

Under 12s v Surrey (friendly)

Under 15s v Essex (county Championship)