Tag: Australia

Australia’s women were a class above England in 2019 Ashes, but why?

Well that wasn’t the summer of cricket we were expecting. To many it was no surprise to see Australia’s women retain the Ashes for a third consecutive series. But the emphatic way in which they did so was a shock. And a worrying one…

Netball World Cup Special: Liz Watson

Success comes naturally to Liz Watson. She may only be 25 but already the Australian netball star has experienced plenty of it in her sporting career. Her cabinet currently boasts three Netball Quad Series golds and a Commonwealth Games silver with the Samsung Diamonds…

Netball World Cup Special: Shannon Saunders

Shannon Saunders’ netball career will complete a full circle at 9am tomorrow when she steps out onto Liverpool Arena’s court for the opening game of the 2019 Netball World Cup. Having made her New Zealand debut back in 2013, there were fears she’d played…

Netball World Cup Special: Jo Weston

“I’ve always been somewhat gregarious. My Mum used to say ‘there’s no show without Jo!’” Speaking to Jo Weston, you wouldn’t realise she is just days away from one of the toughest tests of her netball career; the 2019 Netball World Cup. The Australian…

#32) WBBL

How good has the fourth edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) been? As a staunch supporter of all things related to English cricket, this isn’t the easiest statement to make. But there can be no question about it; when it comes to…

#31) England Netball

This week our second guest writer Ella Jerman explains why England Netball can lead the charge for women’s sport in 2019. It was the gold that nobody predicted. England had won just three netball titles – and no ‘major’ ones – while Australia had…

#30) Karen Brown MBE

As the saying goes, just because someone is an exceptional player it doesn’t mean they will be a good manager or coach. There have been very few who have managed to transgress this stereotype – Pep Guardiola and Kenny Dalglish are two of a…

#29) Ten Landmark Moments From 2018

It seems as though 2018 has provided a never-ending conveyor belt of victories when it comes to women’s sport. There was that Commonwealth gold for England Netball, a world silver for GB women’s wheelchair basketballers, Georgia Hall storming to British Open victory, Vicky Holland…

#20) Invictus Games/Debbie O’Connell

The power of sport never ceases to amaze. It seems as though it can be used to help with any problem if you want it to, from helping to overcome mental illness to driving for society-wide gender equality. And, as the Invictus Games have…

#13) Sarah Williams

As many readers will know, The 52 was devised to promote equality and increase media coverage of women’s sport. This is one of a number of projects set up in recent years set up to achieve the same goals, including the ‘Women’s CricZone’ website…