Sussex to welcome England women for Ashes Series

SUSSEX County Cricket Club are looking forward to welcoming the England women’s team for two One-Day Internationals next week as part of their current Ashes Series against Australia.

Thursday, 15th August 2013, 11:28 am

The women will be in action at The County Ground on Friday, August 23, and Sunday, August 25, with both matches counting towards the result of the Ashes Series.

As many as four Sussex players are set to feature in the matches, with Arran Brindle, Holly Colvin, Georgia Elwiss and Sarah Taylor all in the ODI squad for the series, which begun with the Test Match at Wormsley in Buckinghamshire this week.

The presence of so many Sussex players involved is testament to the county’s commitment to women’s and girl’s cricket and the success they have enjoyed in recent seasons through from the youngest age groups right through to the senior side, who are experiencing another impressive campaign having reached both the finals of the County Championship and Twenty20 Competitions.

The ODI series begins on Tuesday next week at Lord’s before the matches at Hove. There are then three Twenty20 games to follow at The Ford County Ground, Chelmsford, the Ageas Bowl and the Emirates Durham ICG.

The matches at Hove follow on the back of the success of the West Indies Tour last season, when England Women played against the tourists at both Hove and Arundel Castle in Twenty20 matches.

Both games next week at The County Ground begin at 10.45am and entrance to all Sussex CCC members is Free. Adult tickets are £5 each per day and juniors are also free of charge (with an advance ticket).