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WNCL Lead up; Breaking down glass ceilings; and farewell to a cricket legend

Good news!

Women’s Cricket is back with the WNCL 20/21 season upon us.

After a couple of fixture reschedules we look forward to the first game being held on Saturday 30th January between Queensland Fire v.s ACT Meteors in Canberra.

Sadly, these games will not be telecast on TV, (who thinks this needs to change for next season?) instead we will need to revert to the cricket live app or hopefully Facebook live feed.

This tournament will be a great opportunity for up coming stars to showcase their skills to the Australian selectors in the lead up to the CommBank Tour of NZ in March and the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup in March 2022.

We look forward to watching how the tournament unfolds with the final to be held on Saturday 27th March.

In other news, we celebrated another milestone in women in sport. The men’s third test held in Sydney was the first to be officiated by a female umpire, Claire Polosak. Did you know that Claire is not a past player of cricket and that she attained her umpiring qualifications at the age of 15?

Claire’s role as the fourth umpire was an important one during this test as there were many rain delays and hard decisions to be made.

Listen to “the scoop cricket podcast” here or read about her story here.

In more Women’s Cricket news, we congratulate the on and off the field legend, AO Belinda Clarke who is starting a new chapter in her life with the launch of her new business the “Leadership Playground” focusing on developing youth girls into leaders.

Belinda was instrumental in developing the women’s game to where it is today, particularly with the merger between the Australian Cricket Board and Women’s Cricket Australia in 2003. Listen to her interview on “the scoop cricket podcast”

Finally, we congratulate junior stars across the country who recently competed in their state and region’s representative tournaments. It takes a lot of courage and determination to be selected into these teams, particularly with the turbulent year we had in 2020.

We would love for you to share a story or photo of your little cricketing champion enjoying the game.

In the meantime check out our website as we have recently released some new items that your budding cricketer will love.

Good luck for the rest of the 20/21 season! #playfierce

Thanks for reading,

Natalie Fierce Girls Cricket

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