New faces and experienced hands as Aussie Ashes defence goes red ball

This article was first written for and published by The Roar.  Tonight the Australian Women’s cricket team re-commence their fight to retain the Ashes when the first (and only) Test begins in Taunton. Australia head into this Test in a strong position holding a 6-0 lead in the series. For Australia to retain the Ashes, […]

Who will open for the Aussie women in the Ashes?

This article was first written and published for the Roar. The Australian women’s cricket team have touched down in the United Kingdom ahead of their 2019 Ashes defence, which begins on 2 July. The Ashes was last contested in 2017, Australia retaining the urn after the series ended in a draw, with both teams finishing […]

Player movement in women’s cricket positive for the sport

This article was first written and published for The Roar. On Monday some announcements were made in the women’s cricket space which will result in the biggest shake up I have seen since I started closely following the game. Let’s begin with the WBBL where it was announced on Monday that Nicola Carey has signed […]

James Faulkner’s gaffe demonstrated a lack of awareness

This article was first written and published for The Roar.  Words matter, and this week, Australian cricketer James Faulkner was reminded of just how visible his words are. On Monday evening, Faulkner shared a post on Instagram where he was photographed with his mum and what has subsequently been revealed to be his roommate. The […]

What’s in a name?

This article was first written and published for The Roar.  A couple of weeks ago I met someone at a function. From the outset it was clear that we both had a mutual interest in sport, particularly cricket. He asked me who my favourite Australian cricketer was.

Summer concludes with Rose Bowl brilliance

This article was first written and published by the Roar.  This Sunday, the Australian women’s cricket team will play in their final game for the summer when they take on the New Zealand White Ferns in game three of the Rose Bowl series. It’s been an exceptionally successful series for the Aussie women, who reclaimed […]

About time we spoke about equal pay for elite female athletes

This article was first written and published for the Roar.  While there are times when our major sporting codes are in competition with each other for fans, sponsorship dollars and media attention, for the most part, I believe that our codes have an opportunity to work together, learn from each other and share ideas to […]

Beth Mooney: The stuff heroes are made of

This article was first written and published for the Roar.  So much of the narrative around men’s sport is centred around the idea of a hero. The men who take the field each week to represent our favourite sporting teams are stereotypically known as tough, brave, physical, confident and are held up as heroes to the […]

WBBL semi finals – get to Drummoyne Oval!

This article was first written and published for the Roar.  The WBBL semi-finals are upon us and tomorrow the Brisbane Heat will play the Sydney Thunder followed by the Melbourne Renegades taking on the reigning champions, the Sydney Sixers at Drummoyne Oval. The winners of each game will meet in the final next Saturday at […]