Academy Director Appointed Sussex Women’s Coach

Date: September 13th 2018

Alexia Walker, Director of the Aldridge Cricket Academy has been appointed as Sussex Women’s head coach, it was announced by Sussex Cricket today.

Alexia steps up from her role as assistant coach to replace Jimmy Anyon who stepped down as head coach at the end of the 2018 season. The most capped player in Sussex Women’s history, she won six County Championships during a playing career that lasted more than 20 years.

Having previously been the Cricket Performance Manager at Loughborough University Alexia took up her post with the Aldridge Cricket Academy in 2013 and will continue to perform this role alongside her responsibilities with the Sussex Women.

Walker also has a wealth of experience in the first-class game having also been the assistant coach to Loughborough UCCE and the Performance Analyst for Leicestershire CCC.

Commenting on her appointment Alexia said: “It is an absolute honour to be named head coach of the Sussex Women’s team. Having been involved in various capacities with Sussex Cricket for 25 years, this is one of the most important roles I have undertaken, and I am very proud.

“To get the opportunity to work with such a talented and committed group of players is incredibly exciting. The team, led superbly by Georgia [Adams, Sussex Women’s captain], set the marker last season for the type of cricket they can play and I know they are all very determined to keep on winning and inspiring the younger Sussex players.

“With England representation and nine players involved in the Kia Super League this summer, Sussex continue to have a proven track record of developing outstanding players. The appointment of Ian Cox to oversee the development of the younger players and as my assistant only strengthens this infrastructure even further. Together, we are both really looking forward to helping Sussex achieve even more.”

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