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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 here. But before we all head to the ‘G on Sunday, we wanted to take a moment to look back at a remarkable story told by a remarkable woman.

That woman is Anne Gordon. A former captain of the Australian Women’s Cricket team, Anne played in 9 test matches and 8 one-day matches for Australia. She captained the Australian team in 1976 when Australia and England played the first game of women’s cricket at Lords. It was an historic game and Anne shared some of her memories of that game and all that surrounded it with us.

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

  1. Loved this interview, as I love this website. As a club cricketer at that time, it is fun to hear the stories. When I despair at the pitiful media acknowledgement of womens sport, it reminds me how far we have come. It was much worse then!!

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