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International Player Focus: Cara Murray (Ireland)

AFTER a less than desired performance with a bat, Ireland turned things around with the ball in hand to defeat Zimbabwe in the third ODI between the countries, which saw it take the whole series. The Irish can largely thank spinner Cara Murray for their turn around in fortune in the match. Zimbabwe was starting […]

WNCL Player Focus: Amy Smith (Tasmania)

TASMANIA returned to WNCL action last week and kept its undefeated record in tact with a pair of wins over NSW. The first of which featured a starring performance from young spinner Amy Smith. Smith claimed five wickets in a performance that saw her dismiss batters at both ends of the innings, with her later […]

WNCL Player Focus: Zoe Cooke (Queensland)

QUEENSLAND returned to WNCL action after the Christmas Break in a big way, downing South Australia by three wickets to kick off its 2024 calendar year with a bang. One of the most crucial components of that win was the bowling efforts of Zoe Cooke, whose five wickets helped turn the game in the Fire’s […]

International Player Focus: Alyssa Healy (Australia)

IN its most dominant performance of the tour of India so far, Australia defeated the hosts by 190 runs in the third ODI on Tuesday. The win was all set up thanks to a strong start with the bat from the Australians, and a large part of that was skipper Alyssa Healy. She was not […]

International Player Focus: Annabel Sutherland (Australia)

AFTER a hard fought second ODI that went down to the wire, Australia ultimately prevailed over India to take an unassailable lead in its three-match series. One key cog in turning the match in Australia’s favour was Annabel Sutherland. The young quick helped give the back end of the Australian innings a bit of an […]

International Player Focus: Phoebe Litchfield (Australia)

IT was a historic match over in India for the Australian women’s cricket team, as they pulled off the second biggest chase in women’s ODI history to defeat India in the first ODI of the series. One of the key pillars of that chase was young star Phoebe Litchfield. The young star may be only […]

WNCL Player Focus: Sophie Molineux (Victoria)

LAST week Victoria made it two WNCL wins from as many matches against old rivals NSW when it defeated the Breakers by 60 runs. It was a dominant win from the Victorians with both bat and ball, and a large part of that was thanks to captain Sophie Molineux. It was only her second game […]

WNCL Player Focus: Lauren Smith (Tasmania)

DESPITE seemingly being in irreversible trouble, the Tasmanians snatched a win from the jaws of defeat against South Australia in the WNCL last week, winning by two wickets with 10 balls to spare to keep the wood over the Scorpions. One of the stars of that particular performance was none other than Lauren Smith. Smith […]

Maxwell doubles up in Mumbai miracle

IN one of the most memorable knocks in the history of the sport, Glenn Maxwell has single-handedly delivered Australia to a three-wicket win over Afghanistan in Tuesday night’s ODI World Cup match. The Aussies looked in serious trouble at 7/91 when chasing down Afghanistan’s total of 291, before Maxwell came to the crease with a […]

WNCL Player Focus: Jemma Barsby (South Australia)

SOUTH Australia proved too strong for the ACT in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL), picking up back-to-back wins last week. One of the stars of the first of the clashes was South Australian bowler Jemma Barsby. Stand in skipper while some of her teammates were away on international duty, she starred with the ball, […]

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