Belinda Vakarewa rewarded with return to Aussie squad

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. speak with Belinda Vakarewa a couple of hours before she is due to board a plane from Tasmania to the Brisbane bubble to join the remainder of her teammates from the Australian women’s cricket team ahead of the upcoming series against New Zealand. After […]

Why have the ICC postponed the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021?

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. Given the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, sports fans have become used to the postponing of events. But when it comes to cricket, recent decisions do not make sense. Last week, the ICC made a number of key announcements about upcoming tournaments.

Women’s IPL a squandered opportunity

This article was first written for and published by the Roar. On Sunday 8 March 2020, I was at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with 86,173 other people to watch the Australian Women’s Cricket team beat the Indian Women’s Cricket Team by 85 runs in the final of the ICC T20 Women’s World Cup. It was […]

Rene Farrell hoping for fairy tale finish to cricket career

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  In December last year when the Sydney Thunder WBBL team concluded their campaign with a loss to the Melbourne Renegades, cricket fans knew they were saying farewell to one legend of the game in Alex Blackwell. A guard of honour was formed by the […]

No surprises with ICC T20 Women’s World Cup squad

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  On Thursday morning the Australian squad was announced for the upcoming T20 Tri-Series and ICC T20 Women’s World Cup, set to begin on 21 February in Sydney and with games across the country. On paper the squad is extremely impressive, particularly when you consider […]

Veterans and youngsters shine as women’s cricket returns

This article was first written for and published by the Roar.  For the first time in several years cricketers participating in the WBBL had a welcome break over Christmas. In previous years the WBBL has coincided with the BBL and run over Christmas. This year, with the first-ever standalone tournament, the competition concluded in early […]

2020 is shaping up as a big year for women in sport

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  As 2019 draws to a close, there were plenty of big moments to celebrate in the women’s sport space. But given that we are witnessing a revolution in women’s sport at the moment, there is plenty to look forward to in 2020. Here are […]

Who will take home the WBBL?

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  It all comes down to this weekend for the Brisbane Heat, Adelaide Strikers, Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades. By Sunday afternoon we will know who the champions are for WBBL05 after two blockbuster semi-finals on Saturday and the final on Sunday.