On Thursday, a new statue will be unveiled at the Sydney Cricket Ground, marking the first female cricketer.
Cricket fans heatedly debated who the mystery statue belonged to, with New South Wales legends Belinda Clarke, Elise Perry and Lisa Stareker bandai being the top contenders. did.
Some preferred to see cricketers from many months ago, such as Betty Wilson and Margaret Peden.
Belinda Clarke and Elise Perry are two giants of Australian women’s cricket and fans are tipping.Could be the first female statue in history
“Hopefully Australia’s first captain, Margaret Peden, will start all over again. Then go through the long list of women who are deserving in the years to come,” noted statistician Rick Eyre said. Posted on Twitter.
“Elise Perry should get one, but I believe no player deserves this kind of accolades while playing. Once fully retired,” wrote another.
Ahead of Thursday’s announcement, the Daily Mail Australia highlights players who may have immortal potential.
Belinda Clarke is the most likely candidate to be immortalized in SCG, given her incredible standing and legacy within the game that continues to this day.
The most obvious candidate to have a first-ever statuette seems to be the legendary Belinda Clarke. A pioneer of the game on and off the field, Clarke is considered by many to be the greatest female player of all time.
She was the first player of any gender to score a double century in the ODI and captained Australia to two World Cup titles and seven domestic championships.
Clark was not only the ultimate technician, averaging 46 on 118 ODIs and 15 tests. She was the ultimate low-key and well-spoken role model for children when women’s cricket finally started to take the public’s spotlight and fans understood what talent was to be seen.
Her significant contributions to Australian cricket continue to this day, with the legend transitioning flawlessly into key off-field roles soon after retirement. Clarke played a prominent role in Cricket Australia before managing the Australian Cricket Academy in Brisbane, responsible for the international debuts of many talented players.
She has also served on the Women’s Committee of the International Cricket Council for over ten years and has been inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame for her outstanding contributions to the sport.
Her perfect cover drive makes for a splendid pose for the statue.
Betty Wilson, batting for England in 1951, was one of the best all-rounders to play the game and paved the way for more cricketers after her.
One of the best all-rounders to play the game, Wilson was the first cricketer of either gender to score a century in Test and take 10 wickets. A right-handed batsman, off-spinner and excellent fielder, she represented Australia on either side of World War II and was the first female cricketer to be inducted into the Australian Sports Hall of Fame.
Her 862 runs @ 57 and 68 wickets @ 11 in just 11 Tests show exactly how special her talent was. She paved the way for her future generations of Clarks, Perrys and Lannings.
Arguably one of the greatest cricketers of all time, Perry will one day become an immortal bronze outside the SCG. The 32-year-old was the youngest player of any gender to make her international debut for the Australian national team when she arrived spectacularly in Australia with her quick tearaway at the age of 16. .
There is nothing she couldn’t achieve in this game. And there are still many years left in her incredible career. Not only is she a good cricketer like Clarke, but Perry has a great role to play because female cricketers have gained recognition and appreciation from their fans and inspired an entire generation of little ‘Pez’. was a model.
Ellyse Perry has made a name for herself as one of the greatest female cricketers of all time, but her career is far from over and there is still much to shine.
She holds the record for the highest scores (213*) in the women’s test and has won seven World Cups with Australia. At the state level she won her 11 WNCL championships and her 2 WBBL titles with the Sixers. There really isn’t an aspect of the game that she doesn’t legitimately claim to be the best in the world.
I don’t know if her time is now, but one day it will come. Children will enjoy a spontaneous cricket match at Pez’s Future Statue.
Sthalekar is on the committee that decided who should be the first female figure, but she qualifies more than anyone else.
The off-spin all-rounder is also one of the best fielders Australia has ever produced and has been inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame for 2020. A professional who has won several world titles for his country on his own.
Lisa Sthalekar is a superstar of the game for the Sydney Sixers, New South Wales and Australia, and her legacy continues well beyond her days as a top commentator and former elite development coach.
Like Clarke, Sthalekar has not only achieved everything on the cricket field. She is confident the game will continue to improve even after her retirement. After years of developing female cricketers with CricketNSW, the talented commentator now travels the globe telling the world about her incredible cricket mindset.
With junior leagues named after her in many Australian states, Peden was our country’s first captain and founded the Australian Women’s Cricket Council in 1930.
Simply put, the women’s game Down Under wouldn’t exist without Peden.talented
Washington State all-rounder Zoe Goss caught the world’s attention in 1994 when she bowled Brian Lara at a charity game at the SCG.
Goss is a Western Australian personality, but her most iconic moment came at the 1994 SCG when she defeated Brian Lara, one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
Towering quickness was also powerful when the bat was in hand, giving women’s cricket one of the first iconic moments in the public eye. WACA member’s ridiculous misogyny, she would have already been statuated in her home country.
Indigenous cricketers Faith Thomas (left) and Ash Gardener (right) ignited dozens of youth trials
Thomas played just once in the Australian Test, but her legacy extends beyond her experience on the sports field
When Faith Thomas stepped onto the lawn of Melbourne’s Junction Oval for her Test debut in 1958, she became the first Aboriginal woman to represent Australia in any sport.
Indigenous nurses were a dominant force on the Adelaide Grades cricket scene in the 1950s. Statistics on her influence on the field are a bit scarce, but it’s clear that her legacy has extended beyond Pickett’s fences to influence First Her Nation people around the world. Australia.
And we made it possible for players like current Indigenous superstar Ash Gardener to thrive on the most epic stages.