Sara McGlashan to Join Sussex
Sussex Women have moved to snap up New Zealand
batsman Sara McGlashan as their overseas player ahead of the
forthcoming NatWest Women's County T20 tournament, which they
won last season.
McGlashan will join Sussex for three out of the
four T20 weekends, before she teams up with the Southern Vipers
for the Kia Super League in its inaugural season.
34-year-old McGlashan is a true all-rounder, as
a top-order batsman, bowler and wicketkeeper. The versatile
McGlashan is the most capped player for New Zealand in ODI
cricket, playing in 134 matches, as well as 76 T20
internationals, where she has scored over 1164 runs.
McGlashan comes from an International cricket
family, with her older brother, Peter McGlashan, having also
represented New Zealand.
The signing of McGlashan will help strengthen
the Sussex batting line-up as they are likely to be missing four
key players for the T20 tournament. Georgia Adams is currently
sidelined through injury, Sarah Taylor is taking a break from
cricket and both Georgia Elwiss and Danielle Wyatt are likely to
be on international duty for England.
McGlashan will join up with Sussex on Sunday
3rd July when Sussex will face Kent at Arundel Castle, which
means she will miss the first round of games between Middlesex
and Yorkshire on the previous Sunday.
However, she will be available for the Kent
fixture, the games against Warwickshire and Lancashire on Sunday
17th July, and the matches with Nottinghamshire and Berkshire,
which take place at The 1st Central County Ground, Hove on
Sunday 24th July.
Sussex's Director of Women's Cricket Charlotte
Burton said, "We are looking forward to having a highly
experienced and quality player such as Sara join Sussex for our
T20 campaign. Our aim is retain the T20 trophy this year, and
with Sara's experience she will only strengthen our squad, in
particular in the batting department where we will be missing a
few players for a couple of the games.
"It is great we have this link with the
Southern Vipers, which has allowed us to obtain Sara for our
matches before she joins them at the end of July for the new Kia
Super League. Her first match will be a highly contested affair
as she will go head to head with her international captain Suzie
Bates who is playing for Kent."
Sara will be the third new Zealand International to play
for Sussex, following in the footsteps of current NZ Coach and
former NZ Captain Haidee Tiffen and former Captain Amy Watkins
Haidee Tiffen bats for Sussex during her time
there in 2002
(Kathryn Leng is the slip fielder)
... while Amy Mason represents Brighton &
Hove during her time with Sussex in 2004
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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