The 2000 Women’s Cricket World Cup saw New Zealand pick up their first (and to date, only) title. Haidee Tiffen was just beginning her career at that tournament, and picked up where the stalwarts like Debbie Hockley and Catherine Campbell put down.
For many years, Joanne Broadbent formed a part of arguably the most dominant batting line-up in the history of women’s cricket. Now, she’s head coach at the NSW Breakers, in charge of some of the best talent the female game has to offer.
Opening night of the inaugural Kia Super League saw Sophie Devine lead the Loughborough Lightning to victory; it’s followed on day two with a double header. The South Vipers take on the Surrey Stars, while the Western Storm play against the Lancashire Thunder.
In a few hours, Leeds will hold host to the first match of the inaugural Kia Super League, with the Yorkshire Diamonds taking on the Loughborough Lightning. To tie in with the tournament, Mind the Windows is running a series of articles focusing on women’s cricket.
With a ten-wicket haul and a not-out 78 against the Sri Lankan XI, Australia’s left-arm spinning all-rounder Steve O’Keefe has thrown himself right into Test contention. He’s already played two Tests; one in 2014, one earlier this year, and has been probably the most consistent spinner in Sheffield Shield cricket this decade. Recently, Mind the Windows was … More Six Ball Over: Steve O’Keefe
Ian Blackwell’s record, Tim Wigmore once wrote, “made him arguably the best county all-rounder of the 2000s.” That record was very good: he played for a decade and a half, making over 11,000 First Class runs, averaging barely a shade under 40, and picking up over 600 wickets (across formats) to boot.
1: You came into the South Australian side in the 2000-01 summer, aged just 17, having come through all the age-group levels. Coming through all those development sides, how had they prepared you for the step up to professional cricket, and what was the junior infrastructure like in South Australia at the time? Cameron Borgas: … More 20 Questions: Cameron Borgas