Sussex under 17 Girls Shortlisted for Best Sports
The Sussex under 17 squad from 2013 are
up for another award after winning the County
Championship and the National T20 competition last year.
The team have been nominated and
shortlisted for the Best Sports Team Award at the
forthcoming Sussex Awards. These awards have been
designed to celebrate what makes this such a great
county to live and work in. There are eleven awards that
cover all aspects of life in the area including arts,
business and sport.
The Sussex under 17s won the Young team
of the year award at last year’s Sussex sports awards to
top off a great season.
Sussex Women & Girls Director of
Cricket, Charlotte Burton Said, “The under 17 side had a
fantastic year last year winning the Championship and
T20 and it is great that the side are still being
recognised for their achievements. The awards night
falls on the same time as the current side will be
involved in the T20 competition, but those who are not
out of age group will represent the team at the awards
The Sussex Awards are held on Friday 30th
May at The Hilton Brighton Metropole starting at 7pm.
End of Season Awards
U17 Batting Award – Paige Scholfield
U17 Bowling Award – Tanya Wake
U17 Most Improved Player – Holly Tasker
U17 Players Player of the Year – Megan Janman
U17 Player of the Season – Freya Davies
The 2013 all-conquering U-17s team who won both the
County Championship and the County T20 Tournament.
In addition they carried off the Sussex Sports Award
as 'Young Team of the Year'.
U-17 County Championship Stats :
Sussex U-17s beat Lancs U-17s by 44 runs in the semi-final of the 45-over Championship.
and defeated Devon U-17s by 90 runs in the final.
Champagne flows as Sussex U-17s celebrate "doing the double" in the County Championship & the County T20
A powerful innings of 94 by Paige Scholfield placed Sussex U-17s in a commanding position
in the 2013 U-17 County Championship Final against Devon
Bails fly as Sussex U-17 keeper Abi Freeborn appeals successfully for a run-out against a Lancashire batsman
during the U-17 semi final clash between Sussex and Lancashire.
Players admire a team member's birthday cake
Miss Sharky joins the party
Paige Scholfield set the County
Under-17 T20 tournament alight
with three centuries in the four matches!
Her total run tally was
356, being dismissed only once. She also took 3 wkts for 14 runs in
one of the matches.
Sussex beat Oxfordshire,
and Essex (twice),
Paige scoring 134* in the final match.
Her innings were 105* (66 balls), 15 (8), 102* (72) and 134* (71), an
over-all run rate of 164.
They included 56 x 4s and 8 x 6s
Martin Davies' review
The successful Sussex U-17 team. Photo © Mandy Davis
Back Row : Left to Right : Paige Scholfield,
Bella Nixon, Lucy Knott, Kezia Barrett,
Izzy Collis, Abbey Freeborn
Front Row : Megan Janman, Charlie Walder, Freya Davies, Lois Peake, Tanya Wake
Nine Sussex Players Selected for EWDP U19 Week
In the past Sussex have produced some very talented young
cricketers to go on and play at the highest level, such as Sarah
Taylor and Holly Colvin who started their career at junior county
cricket before working with Keith Greenfield on the Academy and then
being selected for England. Again Sussex continue to produce some
more talented cricketers to follow in Sarah & Holly’s footsteps,
with 9 players selected for the England Women’s Development
Programme under 19 week, next week, held at Wellington College.
The EWDP week (formally the Junior super 4’s), see’s the best 36
U19 players from around the Country play in three teams where they
will play against one another and a boys county side over three days
in 50 over and T20 format. The nine Sussex players selected are,
Georgia Adams, Izzy Collis, Freya Davies, Abi
Freeborn, Chiara Green, Izi Noakes,
Sophie Parnell, Paige Scholfield and Rebecca Silk (reserve).
This will be Adams, Green, Noakes and Parnell’s final year in
the EWDP U19s and they will be looking for a place in the England
Academy during the winter. Sussex also produced three Under 15s, who
were recently selected to take part in the EWDP U15 week, Ellen
Burt, Anna Harris and Tara Norris.
Sussex Women’s Director of Cricket, Charlotte Burton said, “It
is great that at Sussex we are still able to produce high quality
and a good number of players at England level. It is all down to the
hard work by the girls during the winter and the summer and their
desire to play at the highest level. It is vitally important that we
keep producing a good standard of players not just for England but
to keep us as one of the leading Counties in the Country as well as
helping the girls reach their dream.
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Sussex Under-17s in 2014
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
Players who have represented England
Helen Sharp - 1957/8
Barbara Pont - 1960/1
Shirley Hodges - 1968/9
Janet Southgate - 1976
Lesley Cooke - 1986
Joan Lee - 1986
Elaine Wulcko - 1987
Sarah-Jane Cook - 1990
Clare Connor - 1995
Arran Brindle - 1999
Kate Oakenfold - 2001
Alexia Walker - 2001
Mandie Godliman - 2001/2
Rosalie Birch - 2003
Holly Colvin - 2005
Sarah-Jane Taylor - 2006
Laura Marsh - 2006
Charlotte Russell - 2007
Georgia Elwiss - 2011/2
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