49. ALEX BLACKWELL
When officials told Alex Blackwell that being gay created an “image problem” for her sport, she refused to hide or back down.
Instead, by standing up as a proud member of the LGBTQIA+ community, Alex has changed the game for women in sport.
On the field Alex set the record for the most number of games played by an Australian woman, which was only recently surpassed by Ellyse Perry. She is an Ashes and World Cup winning captain and the inaugural captain of the Sydney Thunder WBBL side.
Alex joins host Sam Squiers to discuss growing up idolising cricket legend Belinda Clarke before ending up as her teammate, the changes she’s seen cricket go through in its attitude towards female and LGBTQIA+ players and whether being gay held her back from leadership positions.