History makers: Anne Gordon, the 1976 Australian women’s cricket team, and Lords

This Sunday March 8, the final of the T20 World Cup will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. A huge 50,000 tickets have already been sold making the goal to #FilltheMCG within reach. It’s another incredible moment in a long and fascinating history of women’s cricket. One that Cricket Australia celebrated in style right …

Five moments in the history of women’s cricket you may not know about 

Last week, the Australian women’s cricket team released a remarkable video celebrating the very long history of women’s cricket in Australia. It was three minutes and forty-three seconds that brought tears to the eyes of this lover of women’s sport history.  Like most sports, the role of women in cricket—both on the field and off—has …

AFLW Fanter: Bulldogs v Melbourne

What happens when two friends who support two different teams sit down to watch the footy together? Fanter, that’s what happens. Read on for Kirby Fenwick and Gemma Bastiani’s thoughtful insights, compelling stats and stories and, honestly mostly, general chat around the Western Bulldogs and Melbourne Demons round two clash. First quarter Kirby: Slippery out …

Still we play on: why the stories we tell about women’s sport matter

On the 28th of September in 1918, on a Saturday afternoon in Ballarat, two football teams ran onto the Eastern Oval. A crowd of thousands lined the boundary fence, jostling for the best vantage point. When the siren sounded and the ball was bounced, the players leapt into action and that familiar organised chaos that …