The Sussex Women's Cricket Association
exists to promote and organise women's and girls' County
cricket in Sussex. The Association manages a number of
County teams at various age-groups, selecting squads and
organising trials and training for players within those
Sussex County Cricket Club
Sussex announce new partnership with Aldridge for
Academy and Women’s & Girls’ teams
Sussex County Cricket Club are delighted to
announce that they have struck a three-year deal with ALDRIDGE,
Sir Rod Aldridge’s private family organisation, to support their
Academy and the Women’s and Girls teams.
The Aldridge brand will be displayed on the
shirts of the Academy and the Women’s and Girls teams.
Left to Right:
Zac Toumazi, Chief Executive of Sussex Cricket, Chris Nash of
Sussex CCC, Paige Scholfield of both the Sussex Academy and
Women’s Team, Alexia Walker, Director of Cricket at the Aldridge
Cricket Academy and
Sir Rod Aldridge, founder ‘Aldridge’
(Photo: The Argus)
The Aldridge Cricket Academy (ACA) Sixth Form
is a unique partnership between the Sussex Cricket Board,
supported by Sussex County Cricket Club, Brighton Aldridge
Community Academy and Portslade Aldridge Community Academy,
schools sponsored by the education charity Sir Rod Aldridge also
Sir Rod Aldridge, founder of Aldridge said,
“Ours is a private family organisation with a very public
ambition: to unlock growth by generating wealth with a purpose.
That means building communities with an entrepreneurial mindset
and creating opportunities for young people to reach their
potential. The Academy and Women and Girls teams have got a
great record in helping talented cricketers develop into County
and International players.
“The Aldridge Cricket Academy is working
closely with both organisations to support players who want to
develop their game and gain academic qualifications at the same
time. I am delighted that Aldridge can further that partnership
through this sponsorship.”
The Aldridge Cricket Academy launched
integrated A-Level and cricket development sixth form courses
last September. The ACA provides specific and intensive cricket
coaching programmes for male and female cricketers, delivered by
a dedicated coaching team consisting of ECB qualified coaches
and other specialist coaches.
Sussex’s Academy is a combined programme
between the ECB and the County Club. It is an intensive
programme run by the Cricket Performance Manager and Academy
Director, Keith Greenfield, with players ranging between 15 to
19 years old and are chosen after a long selection process which
identifies them with the potential to become professional and/or
The Sussex Women and Girls have established
themselves as one of the most successful counties in the last
decade. There are over 80 Women and Girls representing the
county from Senior 1st XI to Under 11 age group cricket. The
Senior team have been County Champions six times since 2003 and
the Under 17 team have won several national titles in the last
The sponsorship deal will look to further
strengthen the partnership between the Aldridge Cricket Academy
and Sussex Cricket through working collaboratively on community
projects as well as sharing coaching resources and facilities.
Current Sussex Women’s Captain and England
wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor said, “We are delighted that Aldridge
are sponsoring Sussex for the next three years. I have been part
of the Women and Girls’ set up for over a decade and in that
time I was a member of the Sussex Academy as well.
“Both of these programmes were hugely important
to my journey to international success so it is vital they
continue to thrive and grow via support from Aldridge. I have
seen first-hand the exciting opportunities for young talented
sports people to attend Aldridge Academies to develop both
academically and in their chosen sport in excellent facilities
with great support from staff and coaches.”
Sussex’s Cricket Performance Manager and
Academy Director Keith Greenfield said, “The unique partnership
between Sussex Cricket and the Aldridge Cricket Academy offers
ambitious males and female players an unparalleled learning
experience, which combines exceptional cricket training and
state of the art facilities with academic study. We are
delighted to be entering into partnership with them and we thank
them for their support.”
Women’s and Girls Trials will take place on
Wednesday 26th March at The BrightonandHoveJobs.com County
Ground, Hove. For more information please contact Alexia Walker
or Simon Funnell on 01273 416300
Aldridge launches Sports Academy
(left to right) Georgia Elwiss, Sir Rod Aldridge and Sarah
U15 Indoor League Final Club League Table
1st Brighton & Hove CC
2nd Bells Yew Green CC
3rd St Andrews CC
4th Horsham CC
5th Chippingdale CC
Schools in the Lady
Taverners U13 County Final on Friday 14th March
at Sussex CCC Indoor school
are Bede's, Oakmeeds & Tanbridge House
Sussex player & head of Women's Cricket for ECB
Clare Connor has been named number 14 in the
50 most influential women in sport.
Good close Lady Taverners U13 semi final.
Congratulations to Oakmeeds & Bede's who join Tanbridge
House in the county final on Friday.
Tanbridge House School who have just won the first U13 Lady Taverners semi final
& are in the county final next week
Congratulations to Oathall, Brighton College &
Ratton for all reaching the Lady Taverners under-15 semi finals
Congratulations to Blatchington Mill
school who have reached the under 13 Lady Taverners'
county semi final.
Horsham Dominates Sussex Academy
Picture courtesy Guernsey Cricket Board
For more on the sessions see the Guernsey web site at
Congratulations to Worthing High School for winning the U15
Lady Taverners l
and are now through to the semi fina
|ICC's T20 Player of the Year Sarah
and ODI Player of the Year Suzie Bates
Sussex U-17s win Sussex Sports Award
The 2013 all-conquering U-17s team
who won both the County Championship
and the County T20
In addition they carried off the Sussex Sports Award
as 'Young Team of the Year'.
Sussex Seniors take the County Championship 2013!
Sussex Seniors County Championship
: Batting stats
: Bowling Stats
Sussex Seniors County T20 : Batting Stats
Sussex Women are this year's County Champions beating Yorkshire
in the play off final at Campbell Park, Milton Keynes. This is
the sixth time in the last ten years that Sussex have won the
Sussex finished top of the County Championship table winning six
of their eight matches which is a 50 over competition. The rules
of the competition are that there is a play off with the team
finishing second to decide the Championship.
Sussex lost the toss and were put into bat by Yorkshire. In
their 50 overs Sussex made 242 for 4. Sussex were 99 for 4 then
an unbeaten partnership of 143 by Captain and England
Wicketkeeper Sarah Taylor 128 not out and 16 year old Izzi
Collis 51 not out. This was Izzy's first 50 for the Senior Team
doing it in style with a six.
In reply Yorkshire made 147 all out with Sussex winning by 95
runs. Holly Colvin took 3 for 26 with 4 run outs. This was a
good all round performance with every member of the team
Team for the Final: Sarah
Taylor-Captain, Arran Brindle-Vice Captain, Georgia Adams, Izzy
Collis, Holly Colvin, Freya Davis,
Chiara Green, Izi Noakes,
Hannah Phelps, Paige Schofield, Alexia Walker
Also in the final's
squad Sophie Parnell and Rebecca Silk.
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U-11s - showed real improvement throughout the season.
U-12s - unbeaten all season.
U-13s - placed third in the County Championship and unbeaten
during the Malvern Festival.
U-15s - National T20 runners up & 2nd in the Championship League.
U-17s - County Champions & National T20 Champions.
U-19s - Runners-up in Dubai ARCH Tournament.
Seniors - County Champions & National T20 Runners Up.
Three Sussex players and a former junior Sussex player were
selected for the tour to South Africa in October 2013
the England U19s.
They were as follows:
and former Sussex player