Sunrisers set for Chelmsford debut

The recently-formed Sunrisers are to stage three fixtures at Essex’s Cloudfm County Ground home, starting later this month.

The regional women’s cricket outfit will compete for the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, with all of their South Group home matches to be held at Chelmsford.

Sunrisers begin against Southern Vipers on Saturday, August 29, while Western Storm visit on Saturday, September 5 and South East Stars on Sunday 13.

The Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy groups are as follow;

North: Central Sparks, Lightning, Northern Diamonds, Thunder

South: South East Stars, Southern Vipers, Sunrisers, Western Storm

The Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy group fixture in full are as follows;

Saturday, August 29: Sunrisers v Southern Vipers (Chelmsford), Central Sparks v Northern Diamonds (Edgbaston), Lightning v Thunder (Trent Bridge), South East Stars v Western Storm (Beckenham)

Monday, August 31: Western Storm v Southern Vipers (Bristol), South East Stars v Sunrisers (Beckenham), Thunder v Central Sparks (TBC), Northern Diamonds v Lightning (Chester-le-Street)

Saturday, September 5: Central Sparks v Thunder (Worcester), Sunrisers v Western Storm (Chelmsford), Lightning v Northern Diamonds (Leicester), Southern Vipers v South East Stars (Hove)

Thursday, September 10: Thunder v Northern Diamonds (TBC)

Friday, September 11: Western Storm v South East Stars (Bristol), Southern Vipers v Sunrisers (Southampton), Central Sparks v Lightning (Worcester)

Sunday, September 13: Southern Vipers v Western Storm (Southampton), Sunrisers v South East Stars (Chelmsford), Thunder v Lightning (TBC), Northern Diamonds v Central Sparks (Leeds)

Saturday, September 19: South East Stars v Southern Vipers (Oval), Northern Diamonds v Thunder (Leeds), Lightning v Central Sparks (Leicester), Western Storm v Sunrisers (Bristol)

Saturday, September 26: Finals Day 


Brian Jeeves