Alfie Pyle makes his England debut.

Alfie Pyle makes his England debut.
Alfie Pyle makes his England debut.

We have compiled a list of all the Sussex players who have been called up to the England squads in this week’s Winter Watch. We examine Nathan McAndrew’s game-winning effort and watch Alfie Pyle make his England debut.

Sussex stars are called up overseas

Sussex players have been called up to represent their country this week, including those from the Men’s, Women’s, and D40 teams.

Alfie made history in June 2022 when he and his Sussex D40 team played in the first-ever disability cricket match at a professional cricket venue, The 1st Central County Ground vs Surrey D40.

That afternoon in Hove, in front of more than 300 spectators, Alfie blasted his way to 162 runs, enabling Sussex to defeat Surrey by 118 runs.

Ever since, Alfie’s efforts have garnered national recognition, as seen by his recent win of the 2023 Variety Disability Sports Awards Rising Star title.

Alfie is now playing for the touring England Learning Disability team in South Africa as they take against Australia and South Africa in a tri-series.

England has won both of its opening games against the other two countries in the series, starting the series in excellent shape.

The Sussex Cricket Foundation’s Community Cricket Director, Gary Wallis-Tayler, stated: “We are all really proud of Alfie’s accomplishments.

Everyone associated with Sussex Cricket is pleased of their first-ever Super 1s competitor who goes on to represent their country.

By having England players like Alfie serve as role models, we seek to raise awareness of both our County Disability Teams and Disability Cricket in general.

We also hope that this will encourage more disabled participants to join local Sussex clubs or our Super 1s programs.

“Congratulations to Alfie, a fantastic achievement for a very talented young Cricketer, who is also a great role model for so many young people,” said Mark Curtin, CEO of Lord’s Taverners.

Lord’s Taverners is pleased to collaborate with the Sussex Cricket Foundation, whose inspiring atmosphere makes it possible for Super 1s players to have fun while they grow, learn, and succeed.

“Together, our two organizations put in a lot of effort to use community cricket to empower all the young people participating in the Super 1s Disability Cricket Program.

We are happy that one of our own has reached the highest level in the game today.







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