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    Quote Originally Posted by cricmahanty View Post
    She's arguably the best batswoman going around. It'll take some time adjusting to the length of the boundaries, the running between the wickets (yes, men on an average run faster) and the height of the incoming deliveries. (which, on an average, will be more than what she has to deal with in women's cricket)

    As far as the keeping goes, she'll need to adjust to the pace of the deliveries.

    The news still sounds rather unreal to me though, I mean do they really allow that ? Women playing in a men's team ? Not that I have any problems with it.
    Lots of women play first grade club cricket which is in essentially only one level below county Second XI stuff, it's not that big a leap. I just hope that if she does play it's because Sussex think she's the best available player (which I doubt) and not just as a stunt or a nice gesture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    How can you be a fan of women's cricket? I really don't understand it. It's such poor quality. It's like saying 'nah not a fan of professional golf, I'd rather go down to my local club and watch people who play off a 25 handicap go round'. Makes no sense to me.
    Doesn't have to be either/or does it? You can watch and follow both forms of the game. Obviously the men's game is what brings the sponsorship and the spectators in but the England women have improved hugely in the last few years and watching a women's game now and again makes a bit of a change, just as it would watching Scotland or Holland. I don't see how watching a closely-contested women's match is somehow 'worse' than watching New Zealand lose by an innings and 200.

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    While in school we had a girl on the team. Though admittedly she was probably the best athlete I've ever seen.

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    Is her Cricinfo page accurate about how many stumpings she has? Seems absurd that she has double the T20 stumpings as she does catches.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Lots of women play first grade club cricket which is in essentially only one level below county Second XI stuff, it's not that big a leap. I just hope that if she does play it's because Sussex think she's the best available player (which I doubt) and not just as a stunt or a nice gesture.
    From my view of Sussex CCC it certainly wouldn't be a stunt or a gesture on their part. More likely a desire to challenge and develop a high-class female player.

    I'd be really interested to see how this works out. Sussex are reportedly trying to dampen expectations though, so we will have to wait and see.

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    Fast bowlers might be averse to bowling bouncers at her.

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    I reckon the opposite tbh

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    Might get some good advice from Prior if the seconds mix with firsts for training. Not the best avenue for advice on keeping, but a decent option nonetheless.

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    James Taylor in line to play some 2nd XI cricket too iirc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    Lots of women play first grade club cricket which is in essentially only one level below county Second XI stuff, it's not that big a leap. I just hope that if she does play it's because Sussex think she's the best available player (which I doubt) and not just as a stunt or a nice gesture.
    Really?

    Years ago, Australia's best female bowler (and reputedly the quickest in the world at the time) trained regularly with our club

    At best, she was 3rd grade standard

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    Well Elysse Perry played Sydney First Grade last year IIRC, which is stronger than the vast majority of club comps around, and acquitted herself pretty well, from memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rvd619323 View Post
    Well Elysse Perry played Sydney First Grade last year IIRC, which is stronger than the vast majority of club comps around, and acquitted herself pretty well, from memory.
    No she didn't. She played in the u/21's competition. Elyse Perry is junk standard.
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    Yeah and Karen Rolton once smashed Port Adelaide C's around (and got some press) but played no higher.

    There should be nothing stopping women cricketers from trying to play men's cricket and I doubt there is any more but I'd be surprised if any of them made even a regular spot in 1sts their own. If one came along who did, that'd be great but I can't see it at this stage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benchmark00 View Post
    How can you be a fan of women's cricket? I really don't understand it. It's such poor quality. It's like saying 'nah not a fan of professional golf, I'd rather go down to my local club and watch people who play off a 25 handicap go round'. Makes no sense to me.
    I enjoy much more watching my mates play local and state cup afl and league, stand on the hill and sink a few tinnies with mutual mates than go watch nrl/afl games tbh
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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    I enjoy much more watching my mates play local and state cup afl and league, stand on the hill and sink a few tinnies with mutual mates than go watch nrl/afl games tbh
    That's because you're a brain dead bogan though.

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