James Anyon: Sussex appoint former player as women's head coach

James Anyon
James Anyon took 50 Championship wickets at an average of 28.64 in 2013, his final full season with Sussex

Sussex have appointed former player James Anyon as head coach of their women's side.

The 33-year-old takes over the role from Charlotte Burton, whom he assisted last season alongside his coaching commitments at Brighton College.

Seamer Anyon took 199 wickets in 63 first-class appearances for Sussex between 2010 and 2014 and retired last year because of a knee injury.

He will also coach the women's under-19 and under-21 sides.

"This is a great opportunity to continue working with Sussex," he said.

"The women's game is fast-growing and I am looking forward to bringing my own experiences from professional cricket and using them to help the girls."

Alexia Walker, Sussex's most-capped women's player and coach of the under-17 side, will take on roles with the senior, under-21 and under-19 sides.

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