Source: Sussex Cricket

Sussex Women’s 2018 fixtures announced

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After a successful inaugural fixture at the ground in 2017, Sussex Women will play two matches at The Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) next season.

Sussex’s 2018 season begins with two home 50-over matches during the early May bank holiday weekend.

Their Royal London One-Day Cup division two campaign gets underway with a match against Derbyshire on Sunday 6th May at The Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre.

The next day sees the side take on Northamptonshire at The Blackstone Academy Ground, sponsored by Hurstpierpoint College.

Sussex’s first away match takes place the following Sunday (13th May) against neighbours Surrey at Reed’s School in Cobham.

They then return to The Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre for an encounter with Essex on Sunday 20th May, before concluding the competition with three away trips.

Sussex play Wales on Sunday 27th May, Devon on Monday 28th May and finish the 50-over leg of the season with a visit to fellow relegated-side Berkshire on Sunday 3rd June. Precise venues for these matches are yet to be confirmed.

Sussex finished seventh out of eight in division one in 2017. Despite recording the same number of wins and losses as sixth-placed Kent and fifth-placed Middlesex, fewer bonus points meant that Sussex were relegated.

After finishing third in division one last season, Sussex will be looking to challenge for the ECB T20 Cup in 2018.

Sussex will begin the tournament when they play back-to-back matches against Middlesex and Yorkshire in Middlesex on Sunday 10th June.

Sussex women then play host to Kent and Surrey at Billingshurst Cricket Club on Sunday 17th June.

The next two weekends see Sussex travel to Warwickshire for matches against Birmingham Bears and holders, Lancashire on Sunday 24th June and to Nottinghamshire for fixtures against Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire on Sunday 1st July.

Sussex Women squad:

Georgia Adams, Freya Davies, Beth Harvey, Cassidy McCarthy, Bethany Tagg, Ellen Burt, Ellie Robinson, Izzy Collis, Sally Clarke, Chiara Green, Nancy Harman, Ella McCaughan, Linsey Smith, Ella Wadey, Tara Norris, Danni Wyatt, Abigail Freeborn, Sarah Taylor, Georgie Elwiss, Lucy Western, Paige Scolfield, Flora Bertwistle

The full fixture list can be seen here. Profiles of the current Sussex Women’s squad are available here.

Sussex Women, as well as the Sussex Cricket Boys’ Academy, Girls’ Academy and Girls’ Emerging Player Pathway, are sponsored by the Aldridge Foundation. Sussex Women and Girls base their training at The Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre.

Report courtesy of Sussex Cricket