Sarah Taylor has recently been called upon to play a class a match in Australia. Sarah is wicket keeper and captain of English women cricket team. This has led to a discussion of mixed cricket again. Can there be a cricket game where women and men compete side by side. Well, apart from many negative arguments and frankly speaking arguments against women. Women in men’s cricket are not a new thing. Here are 6 women who played in men’s cricket and made a name of themselves.
1. Kate Cross
She is the daughter of 1980 FA Cup winner and former West Ham United striker Cross She plays for Lancashire Women and the Sapphires.
A right arm medium fast bowler and right handed batsman, she was the first woman to be accepted into Lancashire’s cricket academy in 2006 and won the Eversheds Most Promising Young Cricketer award in September 2007. Kate created history when she was made a part of Central Lancashire League; she took 3 wickets for her team Heywood. They were playing against Clifton.
2. Arran Brindle
Arran Brindle (born Thompson on 23 November 1981 at Steelton, Yorkshire) is an English cricketer and member of the England. She is the first woman who scored a century in men’s semi-professional cricket. She scored 128 against Market Deeping CC on 21 May 2011.
3. Zoe Goss
Zoe Goss is a former right-hand batter and right-arm fast-medium bowler who played 12 Tests and 65 One Day Internationals for the Australian women’s cricket team between 1987 and 2000. She participated in more than 60 One Day Internationals and 12 women’s Test. Zoe was called upon to play in December 1994 in a match for Bradman Foundation. She was supposed to replace Paul Vaulting, who withdrew after illness. Goss took couple of important wickets in her assigned 10 overs. Including the wicket of cricketing legend Brian Lara.
4. Ellyse Alexandra Perry
Ellyse Alexandra Perry Is an Australian sportswoman who made her debut for both the Australian cricket and the Australian women’s national soccer team at the age of 16. She played her first cricket international in July 2007 before earning her first football cap for Australia a month later. In a Poidevin-Gray Shield Twenty20 against Blackthorn, she took 3 wickets in her spell. Apart from this, she has also debuted for her both International cricket as well as football for her country.
5. Chloe Wallwork
Wallwork became the first woman to participate in a Bolton Association match in 2013. She played against Golborne for her team Walshaw. Moreover, she took 4 wickets in mere 11 overs and played a match-winning role.
6. Clare Connor
Connor played in Brighton College men’s cricket team before starting her ODI career for England. She is the recipient of OBE award.