WOMENS: Sussex win for first time against Warwickshire

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The Sussex Women completed their first win this season against Warwickshire at East Grinstead CC on Sunday, gaining maximum bowling and batting points along the way.

Having lost the toss, Sussex were asked to field and despite struggling to take early wickets they did managed to keep the runs down with some tight bowling and sharp fielding.

Sussex bowled extremely well throughout the innings and restricted Warwickshire to 148 for 9 from their 50 overs. Holly Colvin (2 for 17), Ellen Burt (2 for 21) and Georgia Elwiss (2 for 43) all claimed two wickets apiece whilst Freya Davies and Erin Osborne both picked up a scalp each.

And Sussex were in good form with the bat too, needing only 30 overs to reach their target. Sarah Taylor (pictured) scored her second half-century of the season, whilst Izzy Collis made an unbeaten 32 and Georgia Adams scored 20 on her return from injury.

Sussex’s Director of Women’s Cricket Charlotte Burton said, “It was a great all-round performance from the squad today. It was the best we have bowled as a team for a while and we were aggressive from the start with the bat, which continued throughout the innings.

“I am pleased we have finally got a win under our belts and to take away maximum batting and bowling points is an even bigger bonus as it still puts us in a good position for our campaign for the Championship.

We have a couple of weeks off before our next game which is two T20 matches, against Surrey and Yorkshire, so we now have to start preparing ourselves for T20, where we are looking to start well in this competition.

The Sussex Women’s next match is on Sunday 14th June when they will face Surrey and Yorkshire at Horsley and Send CC in T20 matches.

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