Muruwari woman Ash Gardner is the second Indigenous woman to play cricket for Australia and her debut came sixty years after the first Indigenous woman, Faith Thomas, played in the 1950’s. Ash joins Sam Squiers to discuss the barriers facing young Indigenous people getting into cricket, winning the 2020 World Cup and the opportunities she’s creating for school kids through the Ashleigh Gardner Foundation.
Australian captain Meg Lanning grew up playing cricket with her sister but it was years before the women’s game was broadcast on television and she realised it could be a career for her. Meg joins host Sam Squiers to discuss becoming captain at 21 years old, feeling like an outsider to her own team and the pressure, and triumph, of the 2020 Women’s World Cup.
Australian wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy joins Sam Squiers on “On Her Game” to chat about growing up playing with boys, the impact of losing her sister as a teenager and how she’s seen women’s cricket change.
Women’s sports is having a huge impact on social & sporting landscape but that influence isn’t restricted to little girls but is shaping a new generation of young boys.
WARNING: it takes more than one good year for change and we’ve actually been down this path before and it didn’t lead to parity or prosperity.
There’s a poster going around cricket clubs that perfectly sums up a misconception about women’s cricket.
It’s a landmark year which could change the face of sport in Australia for generations to come. Has it come too soon or are we ready? What it all means.
There are more women involved in cricket than ever before…but not in umpiring. And sadly women aren’t even knocking on the door.
As the summer of cricket comes to a close we reflect on the breakthrough year for women’s cricket, what implications it has for women in sport in general.
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