Mary’s Wonder Women: Cricket, netball and State of Origin

This article was first written for and published for The Roar. My favourite thing that happened in women’s sport this week was watching history being made in India when the first ever IPL Women’s T20 challenge took place in Mumbai. I have to be honest, I didn’t really care about the result because the Supernovas […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: Summer is Coming

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. Winter may be fast approaching, but this week there have been plenty of exciting announcements made in the cricket space which have made me feel like summer is right around the corner. Let’s head straight to India, where next week Ellyse Perry, Alyssa Healy, […]

You can still be proud of the Australian cricket team

This article was first written and published for The Roar. ‘I do not want to watch cricket anymore.’ ‘How can anyone be proud of our Australian cricket team?’ ‘This incident is emblematic of a culture that has been festering in the Australian cricket team for some time now’. These are all statements that I have […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: Sport presses for progress

This article was first written for and published by The Roar. Yesterday was International Women’s Day, which is always an opportunity to reflect on how far we have come on our journey towards gender equality, but also a reminder of how much work we still have to do. When it comes to sport, we have […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: Thanks Alex Blackwell

This story was first written and published by The Roar. This Saturday when the NSW Breakers play the Western Fury in the WNCL Final, the Fury will feature in their first final in 18 years, while incredibly, the Breakers will be playing in their 22nd WNCL final, looking to claim their 19th title. But for […]

It’s time for standalone WBBL finals

This article was first written for and published for The Roar.  When I left North Sydney Oval at the conclusion of WBBL03 opening weekend, I did so feeling buzzed for a massive summer of cricket ahead. Following the conclusion of a successful Ashes series for the Australian Women’s Cricket team, the 8725 people that joined […]

Strikers hold on for another thriller!

This article was written by Kristy Williams – a journalist with a love of Simpsons quotes. The Strikers won another thriller yesterday, sneaking over the line against the Scorchers with a ball to spare at the beautiful Treager Park in Alice Springs. In a shortened 16 over game the Scorchers could only manage 9-87, losing […]

WBBL Review: Strikers stump the Stars

This article was written by Kristy Williams, a journalist with a fondness for Simpsons quotes. he Adelaide Strikers returned to the winners list today, with a gritty 22 run win over the seventh placed Melbourne Stars at Casey Fields. While the momentum fluctuated throughout, it was the Strikers who owned the key moments through clear […]

Mary’s Wonder Women: 2018 dates for your diary

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  New year. New diary. 2017 may have been a ‘watershed’ year for women in sport, but I am confident 2018 will be even better. Here are some of the events underlined in my diary featuring women in sport this year.