Blog post from Wednesday, 23 July, 2014

The first recorded women’s cricket match in Australia was an informal event in 1874 in the Victorian gold town of Bendigo. The first official organised women’s cricket match was between the Fernleas and the Siroccos (captained by sisters Lily and Nellie Gregory) on the 8 March 1886 at the Association Ground (now the Sydney Cricket Ground).

The Australian Women’s Cricket Council (AWCC) was formed in 1931 to promote and support the sport. In the 1930s the first international matches were played between England and Australia.

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Some of the women in these photographs are unidentified - can you help us identify any of them?