Sussex Women will play all their home fixtures at the Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) in 2019, the first time the team have been able to call one venue home throughout a season and a move that cements the Centre’s position as the home of women’s cricket in the county.
After gaining promotion straight back to division one last season, Sussex will begin their Royal London Women’s County One-Day Championship campaign on Sunday 5th May with the visit of Warwickshire to the Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre.
A day later, on Bank Holiday Monday, Sussex welcome Nottinghamshire to the academy’s ground in Falmer.
Looking ahead to the 2019 season, Sussex Women head coach and Director of the Aldridge Cricket Academy, Alexia Walker said: “Now the fixtures have been released we are all getting excited about the winter training programme and the prospect of being back in division one of the Championship next year.
“Having our own home to train in and play all our matches is such a huge boost for all of us and we are really grateful to all the support of Sir Rod Aldridge and the Aldridge Foundation to make this happen.
“The team are all very focused on working hard this winter to ensure we are ready to impose ourselves from the very first match of the season, a double header at the Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre on 5th and 6th May.”
Sir Rod Aldridge OBE, Founder & Chairman of the Aldridge Foundation, sponsors of Sussex Women, as well as the county’s youth pathway, added: “We are delighted by the news that all the home fixtures for the Sussex Women’s team this coming season will be played at the Brighton Aldridge Community Academy.
“The facilities which the Academy now has at its Cricket Centre, which also houses our Aldridge Cricket Academy, are part of exciting plans we have through working in partnership with Sussex Cricket to develop talented cricketers capable of competing at the highest level in the game. I wish Georgia [Adams, Sussex Women captain] and the team all the best for the season.”
Sussex Women – 2019 Fixtures at Brighton Aldridge Community Academy
Royal London Women’s County One-Day Championship (all 11am starts)
Sunday 5th May
Sussex v Warwickshire – Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre, BACA
Monday 6th May
Sussex v Nottinghamshire –Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre, BACA
Sunday 19th May
Sussex v Surrey –Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre, BACA
Vitality Women’s County T20
Sunday 16th June
10.30am Sussex v Kent – Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre, BACA
4.30pm Sussex v Surrey –Sir Rod Aldridge Cricket Centre, BACA
Information courtesy of Sussex Cricket