Essex Women are beaten by Sussex

Essex v Sussex – Women’s County 50 over – Felsted School – Report

Essex 169 (47.5 overs)

Sussex 170/3 (32.3)

Sussex won the toss and elected to bowl

Sussex won by seven wickets

Essex found themselves on the wrong end of a seven-wicket defeat at the hands of their Sussex counterparts as their Women’s County 50 Over campaign got underway at Felsted School.

The home side were dismissed inside 48 overs for 169, with Matilda Callaghan and Katherine Speed each scoring 30. Hope Mullins, Daisy Gibb and Millie Taylor took two wickets apiece for the visitors.

Sussex chased down their target with some to spare. Alice MacLeod and Chiara Green did the bulk of the damage with a third-wicket partnership of 157. MacLeod contributed an unbeaten 84, while captain Green chipped in with 68. Sophia Mitchell took two for 18 in vain for the hosts.

Essex: Jessica Bird (Capt), Catherine Dalton, Bella Johnson, Matilda Callaghan, Katherine Speed, Jasmine Westley, Grace Poole, Yasmin Daswani (WK), Hannah Davis, Sophia Mitchell, Prisha Bedi, Millie Rawlins

Sussex: Lucy Western, Alice MacLeod, Izzy Collis, Chiara Green, Phoebe Wilkinson, Maya Champion, Daisy Gibb, Beth Harvey, Hope Mullins, Regina Suddahazai, Millie Taylor, Mollie Adams (WK)


Brian Jeeves