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From the Archives 26 July

As we acknowledge the recent success of our Australian women's cricket team, we remember that our Glennie girls have been keen cricketers since at least 1929.

In the Glennie Gazette of May 1929, M.S. and G.M (students in their Junior year - today’s equivalent is Year 10) penned the following poem:


There’s a fascinating game called “Cricket”

Where a person has to battle for his wicket.

The pitch is somewhat bumpy,

And the ball is rather jumpy,

So it needs a hefty man! to stick it.

And now the girls have taken up the game,

And rapidly the win endearing fame.

They bat and bowl with vigour,

Their muscles growing bigger,

And still they keep on plating just the same.

Our Captain, Dicky Langdon, is a ripper;

Somehow, the balls we send will never trip ‘er,

She hits them all the faster,

And never one goes past ’er;

She knows exactly what to do - our skipper.

In spite of broken windows (how depressing!)

The Glennie Team at cricket is progressing.

They’re slowly getting stronger,

And their reach is getting longer - 

Here’s thanks to Dickie’s coaching - (She’s a blessing!)

The Australian women's national cricket team represent Australia in international women's cricket. They were nicknamed Southern Stars, but in 2017 this name was dropped and are now known only as the Australian women's cricket team in an attempt to promote gender equality with the men, who have no nickname for their team.As of 21 August 2018, they are ranked first in all forms of women's international cricket.

The team played their first Test match in 1934–35, when they lost to England two-nil in a three-Test series. They now compete against England for the Women's Ashes. They have won more World Cups than any other side — winning in 1978, 1982, 1988, 1997, 2005 and 2013. The team has also been crowned champions of the ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament more than any other side – winning in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2018.

In 2003, Women's Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricket Board merged to form a single national cricket board (Cricket Australia), which remains to this day. This merger has been a positive influence on women's cricket, providing more financial support and gathering more exposure for the sport. (Wikipedia)

Noeleen Fleming
Archives Officer