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Sussex Women sign overseas star

Wednesday 4th March 2015

The Sussex Women’s team have pulled off a major coup ahead of the new season with the news that they have signed Ashes-winning Australian International Erin Osborne for the forthcoming campaign.

Osborne will be available for only six matches this summer due to Australia competing for the Ashes in England this summer, but will play a key role for Sussex in two Royal London Women’s One-Day Cup matches and four NatWest Women’s County T20 games, including the fixtures at Arundel Castle against Kent and Middlesex.

25 year-old Osborne burst onto the Australian domestic scene in 2008/09 and topped the wicket-taking aggregates in her debut season with NSW Lend Lease Breakers. She was then called up to the Australian squad in 2009 where she made her debut against New Zealand.

In her third match for her country, she claimed 3 for 32 with her off-spin and showed she was strong enough to secure her place in the 2009 ICC Women’s World Cup Squad.

Osborne has been a regular in the Australian side since 2009, playing in all three formats of the game. She has appeared 105 times for Australia, and was a member of the squad that won the T20 World Cup and the ICC Women’s World Cup in India in 2013.

She will also be playing three matches for Horsham Women in the Southern Premier League whilst she is over here.

Director of Women’s Cricket at Sussex Charlotte Burton said, “Having an experienced International player such as Erin will be great for Sussex, even if it is only for a few matches.

“Erin will bring a lot to the side and will play an important part in our pursuit of winning the One-Day Cup and T20 competitions this season. We are looking forward to her arrival and joining the Sussex Family.”

You will be able to see Erin in action for Sussex this season at the following matches:

Sunday 24th May vs. Warwickshire (Royal London One-Day Cup) at East Grinstead CC

Sunday 14th June vs. Surrey & Yorkshire (NatWest Women’s County T20) at Horsley & Send CC

Sunday 21st June vs. Nottinghamshire (Royal London One-Day Cup) at Billingshurst CC

Sunday 5th July vs. Kent & Middlesex (NatWest Women’s County T20) at Arundel Castle

Erin Osborne in action for Australia against England




2013 Honours

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 by the England U19s.
They were as follows:
Georgia Adams
Freya Davies
Izzy Collis
and former Sussex player
Carla Rudd

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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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