Meg Lanning at the Albert Ground (photo: Davis Harrigan)
No longer will
the Channel Nine commentary box be an exclusive “boys club” this summer; at least, not for part of the season anyway.
Meg Lanning, Southern Stars and Victoria Spirit captain, might be 22, but she’s made so many inroads on the field that her recognition has skyrocketed.
Continue reading Cricket: Ryan Harris and Meg Lanning in the commentary box: fresh voices a welcome change
Club women’s cricket, Melbourne (photo: Davis Harrigan)
The gap between perception of men’s and
women’s sport is becoming both alarming and appalling. In addition, the coverage of women’s games and events, while better, continues to languish behind the men. This must change.
I’ll start with the
Women’s Cricket. Two one day internationals for the Women’s Ashes series were recently held at the MCG, and patrons were admitted for free. Continue reading Women’s Sport: The inequality just won’t stop
The victorious 2013 England women’s team (Google Images)
Cricket: Women’s Ashes: Australia wants to bring the urn home
If you want powerhouse teams in world cricket, Australia and England are two of them. Experience, youth, leadership and talent all account for what will be a quality series.
Welcome to the next instalment of
the Women’s Ashes. Rather than play five test matches for a trophy, the squads play one test, three one day internationals and three Twenty20s based on a points system, which works like so: Continue reading Cricket: Women’s Ashes: Australia wants to bring the urn home
Meg Lanning playing for Box Hill & Ellyse Perry for Australia (left photo mine)
On Day 4 of the
Boxing Day test, high profile Southern Stars cricketers (the Australian women’s team) were guests on The Cricket Show, Channel 9’s lunch break segment. The two players were opening batsman and vice-captain Meg Lanning, and dual international Ellyse Perry.
Continue reading Cricket: The Ashes: Is it me, or did The Cricket Show go to a new low?