28 February 2020
Women's Cricket Exhibit on show at SCG Museum
The Sydney Cricket Ground and Bradman Foundation have partnered together to stage an Australian women’s cricket exhibition in the SCG Museum throughout March to coincide with the ICC T20 Women’s Cricket World Cup, NSW Women’s Week, and International Women’s Day.
Pioneers to T20 Champions is a celebration of Australian women’s cricket from infancy to global success.
Rina Hore, Executive Director Bradman Foundation said, “The heritage of the women’s game is deep with pioneering spirit and on field success.
“The Bradman Museum has been collecting artefacts for several years and it is fabulous that SCG is the first test venue to host a women’s display during such an exciting tournament as the T20 World Cup."
SCG Chief Executive Officer, Ms Kerrie Mather said the SCG was proud to partner with the Bradman Foundation to showcase the exhibition.
“Pioneers to T20 Champions is a fantastic tribute to our female sporting legends and we're delighted the Bradman Foundation selected the SCG Museum to showcase the display,” Ms Mather said.
“The exhibition outlines the timeline of women’s cricket in great detail and also provides the SCG with an opportunity to celebrate its rich history of the women’s game."
The first organised women’s cricket match at the SCG was held in 1886 on March 8 – now known as International Women’s Day. That match was captained by sisters Nellie and Louisa Gregory, daughters of the SCG’s first curator, Ned Gregory.
Since then, New South Wales has become the premier state for women’s cricket, proven by the dominance of the NSW Breakers, and development of Australian representatives across several generations including Margaret Pedan, Lyn Larsen, Belinda Clark, Lisa Sthalekar, Alex Blackwell and most recently Alyssa Healy and Ellyse Perry.
Pioneers to T20 Champions will be on display in the SCG Museum throughout March, 2020.
Public can access the exhibition free of charge on team training days on March 3 and 4, and again on the semi-final match day on March 5, 2020.
The exhibition will feature as part of the SCG Tour on all other days. Visit www.scgtour.com.au to book.