Unbeaten Under-17s reach final for second year running

Unbeaten Under-17s reach final for second year running

Unbeaten Under-17s reach final for second year running

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Sussex Under-17 Girls have reached the championship final for the second year running and continue to remain unbeaten since 2012.

The side have won all their group matches convincingly against Surrey, Essex and Kent, with Sussex Under-17 captain and academy player Izzy Collis scoring 499 runs in just six County Championship matches so far this year – her highest score being 141 against Essex.

There have also been some other outstanding performances within the age group such as Tanya Wake taking 13 wickets, Ellen Burt taking 7 wickets at an economy rate of 2.63 and scoring 54 against Essex.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Abbey Freeborn blasted 94 not out against Kent in an unbeaten opening stand of 214 with Izzy Collis.

The Under-17s will now face Devon, who they beat in last year’s Championship final, tomorrow at Moseley CC where they will hope to continue their unbeaten run and reach the final on the Friday where they could face either Lancashire or Warwickshire.

The girls have already had a successful season, having won the T20 regional finals back in May where they won all four matches against Essex and Kent.

Sussex director of cricket Charlotte Burton said: “The under-17s have continued where they have left off from last year and continued to produce some outstanding performances. The side have continued to develop well as a team throughout the season and have been enjoying playing cricket together which can be seen on the pitch. We have another strong side this year and with everyone performing I am sure the side can continue their run of good form and progress into the final next week and hopefully come away as champions again for the second year running.

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