England Women’s Cricket Team return to Hove for the final match in the NatWest Women’s Series against India on Tuesday September 9, 2008 in a floodlit game starting at 2.30pm.
Four members of England’s squad hail from Sussex, who this year lifted the coveted LV Women’s County Championship Trophy. Caroline Atkins, Sarah Taylor, Laura Marsh and Holly Colvin will all return to their home ground for the only floodlit fixture of the international summer.
England have already taken this NatWest Women’s Series having won three games in the five-match series already, but will be looking to continue their winning form ahead of next year’s ICC Women’s World Cup in Australia in March and the ICC World Twenty20 in England in June.
England are currently riding the crest of a wave given their unbeaten status this year. Charlotte Edwards, England’s successful captain has led her side to an historic Ashes Test victory in Australia in February, as well as series wins over New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa and now India, providing perfect preparation for the two global tournaments next year.
Colvin, England’s young spinner is looking forward to finishing the long summer on her home ground. She said: ”I’m genuinely excited about returning to Hove for the final game of the NatWest Women’s Series. It’s where I made my Test debut, so it’s always special to return there.
“We tend to get good crowds at Sussex which creates a great atmosphere at the ground and hopefully that will be intensified under the lights next week.
“It’s always nice to play at your home ground and hopefully we’ll finish the series there in style.”
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