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Winter Watch: International call-ups for Sussex stars

17 Nov 2023

In this week's Winter Watch we round-up all the call-ups for Sussex players who have been named in England squads. We take a look at a match winning performance from Nathan McAndrew, plus, Alfie Pyle makes his England debut. 

International call-ups for Sussex stars

It’s been a week of call-ups for Sussex players across the board, with players from the Men’s, Women’s and D40 side being called to represent their country.

Last Friday the ECB announced the England Women’s squad for the tour of India in December. The series will consist of three IT20s and a four-day Test.

Both Danni Wyatt and Freya Kemp of Sussex Women have been selected in the squad to play both formats!

Record-breaking Tymal Mills also received a call up to the England squad last week. T will be a part of the squad that will contest a five-match IT20 series against the West Indies this winter.

Alfie Pyle makes successful England debut

Sussex D40 star Alfie Pyle made the headlines once again this week, as he became the 43rd player to receive his England Learning Disability cap.

Alfie is part of the England side that is taking part in a IT20 tri-series against South Africa and Australia, in South Africa.

England made it two wins from their first two games in the series, first beating Australia by 63 runs and then South Africa by 81 runs.

McAndrew takes 9 wickets for South Australia

This week we announced that Australian seamer Nathan McAndrew would be re-joining Sussex for the 2024 season after a brilliant year with the Club in 2023.

McAndrew is back home playing for South Australia in the Marsh Sheffield Shield and has continued his fine form from England.

He was named player of the match in his latest outing, taking 9 wickets in the match, helping South Australia to a narrow 3-run victory over the Queensland Bulls at The Gabba.

You can view the scorecard and track his progress by visiting the Cricket Australia website.

Smith continues to take wickets in the WBBL

Linsey Smith was among the wickets once again for the Sydney Sixers, as they faced Hobart Hurricanes back-to-back in the Women’s Big Bash League.

The Sixes managed to make it two from two against the Hurricanes, with Smith taking 2-8 from her 3 overs in the first game, and then picked up 1-25 from her 4 overs in the second.

Harrison Ward to make debut for North Sydney

This weekend Sussex Shark Harrison Ward will make his debut for North Sydney Cricket Club as he looks to keep ticking over this winter after signing a new T20 contract with the Sharks. We'll have updates on his form throughout the coming months. 

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