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
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
Sara McGlashan to Join Sussex
Press Release :
Sara bats in the Word Cup in 2009
taking on Australia
... and (above and below) bats against England in 2007 (Sussex's Sarah Taylor is
Senior Team Squad
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)
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
England international all-rounder is to join Sussex for the 2016 season.
Danni Celebrates with Kate Cross after taking a catch in a match against
South Africa in early 2016
Here Batting for England in a T20 against the same side
Above and below: Representing here previous county Notts against her new
Age Group Squads
for 2016 Selected
Zac Toumasi Discusses Coaching Changes
Terry & Rhona's 2015 Newsletter
Holly Colvin Retires
New Body to Run Sussex Cricket
Sussex Awards' Night : All the Pictures
Alexia Walker Retires
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
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
Take T20 County
A fine half century (60 from 54 balls) for Georgia Adams
Guides Sussex to the County T20 Championship
Available Photo Galleries and Slide
Shows of Sussex Matches from Womenscricket.net
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Sussex Honorary Member Appointed Head Coach & Selector for New Zealand
Haidee Tiffen in a previous role as captain of New Zealand