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Latest Update : 2016 Dec 14

Charlotte Burton to retire as Senior Team Coach

The news has just been released that Charlotte Burton, a long-time player and coach at the Sussex Women's Cricket Association, has decided to quit her job as the senior team's coach, a job she has filled with distinction for some time.
She made her first appearance for the senior team as a player back in 1996 in what was then known as the "Women's Area Championship" later to become the Women's County Championship. At that time Sussex were in Division 2. She watched Clare Connor make 83 and win Sussex that match against a Lancashire and Cheshire XI, bowling her 10 overs but not being required with the bat.
During her time with the county seniors she saw Sussex promoted to the top Division and played her part in the winning of a number of County Championship titles.
An all-rounder in her playing days with the senior team, Charlotte was perhaps best known for her bowling taking what (as far as I have been able to discover) was a County Championship record of 6-10 at the time, since bettered by her Sussex team mate Holly Colvin.

Charlotte was also a most aggressive batsman, this photographer once moving away from a square leg position during a game a Fenners for fear of injury.

Her achievements as coach of the team following her playing retirement have been quite outstanding with silverware collected at every turn. Here she enjoys the moment at the end of 2015, sharing a Cup with skipper Sarah Taylor. She became the first Director of Cricket for a women's county a few years ago, an acknowledgement both of her accomplishments, but also a tribute to the work she was doing and will continue to do with the Sussex Age-Group sides. Here she's celebrating claiming the County T20 Cup by dowsing all-rounder Paige Scholfield with champagne.

The fact that Charlotte will be continuing to be at the forefront of developing the Sussex cricketers of the future shows this move is not so much the end of her road at Sussex, but simply a branch on the bye-way.

Sara McGlashan to Join Sussex

Press Release    :    Sara's Stats

[Sara McGlashan © Don Miles]
Sara bats in the Word Cup in 2009 taking on Australia

[Sara McGlashan © Don Miles]

... and (above and below) bats against England in 2007 (Sussex's Sarah Taylor is the keeper)

[Sara McGlashan © Don Miles]

Senior Team Squad Announced

Former Sussex Chairman, Ruth Prideaux, Dies

The sad news has reached us that Ruth Prideaux, former Sussex WCA Chairman, has died peacefully on the 7th April. We hope to be able to publish a small appreciation of her contribution to women's cricket here shortly.
Articles on the Internet

Some Comments on Twitter (and elsewhere)

  • Barbara Daniels : V sad news. She was the best coach I ever had. Inspiring, innovative, empathetic and a bit scary at times! RIP
  • Suzanne Redfern : A true lady and women's cricket has much to thank her for. Sad news indeed
  • Charlotte Burton : an amazing women who did so much for women's game & taught me so much & helped me with the job I do now. Thoughts with the family.
  • Alexia Walker : Sussex WCA a true pioneer for women's cricket. Taught me so much and has certainly left a strong legacy. Thoughts with her family
  • Clare Connor : RIP Ruth Prideaux - England player & our World Cup winning coach in 1993. A remarkable, pioneering, wise lady.
  • Marion Collin : A remarkable lady and fine wicket keeper. Very sad

On a personal Note : Don Miles: It was Ruth who encouraged me to take on the job of Sussex WCA Chairman. When I jokingly said I would do so if I could be the "Chairman" and not a "Chair" she replied that she had also always insisted on it, something which rang true with me immediately. Such was the respect for her that at committee meetings, when Ruth spoke, you could hear a pin drop. I did not know her well, but I vividly recall a informal speech she gave when, as the new Chairman, I presented her with a small silver dish we had had especially made for her. This occurred during the lunch interval in front of the Sussex and Kent teams, particularly appropriate as Ruth had represented Kent in the past. She struck me as someone who knew her own mind but would always listen, characteristics that do not always sit alongside each other. She'll be missed by many.

Terry Burton Named Vice President of Sussex CCC

Danni Wyatt to Join Sussex

[Danni Wyatt © Don Miles]

England international all-rounder is to join Sussex for the 2016 season.

[Danni Wyatt © Don Miles]

Danni Celebrates with Kate Cross after taking a catch in a match against South Africa in early 2016

[Danni Wyatt © Don Miles]

Here Batting for England in a T20 against the same side

[Danni Wyatt © Don Miles]

Above and below: Representing here previous county Notts against her new

[Danni Wyatt © Don Miles]

Age Group Squads for 2016 Selected

The Team including Tara Norris (above) and Holly Colvin (below) collect their winners' medals



Tim Shutt of the Cricket Board Presents the Cup to the Two Captains
Georgia Adams (left) and Sarah Taylor


The Successful Sussex Team


The Champagne flows




The Coach, Charlotte Burton (left), with Sarah Taylor


From Left, Izzy Collis, Paige Scholfield and Freya Davis

"The Calm before the Storm!"


The Dowsing by Coach, Charlotte Burton


The Aftermath! (and an Amused Coach!)


The Two Georgias, Elwiss (left) and Adams.


Georgia Adams (left) and Alexia Walker who announced her retirement following this match


Do You Think I Should Drink This Much?


Is This Really Champagne? Yes, Paige it is!!

Sussex CCC Web Site News

Sussex Seniors Take T20 County Championship

A fine half century (60 from 54 balls) for Georgia Adams Guides Sussex to the County T20 Championship

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Haidee Tiffen in a previous role as captain of New Zealand

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