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Thread: The battle of the sexes....is there a place for women in men's cricket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wellAlbidarned View Post
    Top cricketing women can definitely compete in mid-upper level mens club stuff, but it's just not going to happen at FC level.
    I don't think we're anywhere close to having someone being able to go from international women's cricket straight to First Class cricket, and we may never get there. However, I see that as being a bit like how there are no First Class standard cricketers playing fourth grade for Mosman. It's just too big a jump to cope with immediately, but it doesn't mean no-one will ever climb up the ranks one by one from fourth grade and break into First Class cricket from the Futures League down the track.

    What I'm interested in is the possibility of an outstanding female cricketer putting women's cricket on the backburner and earning her way up through the grades as a youth cricketer playing men's cricket as much as possible. While there are obviously physical handicaps involved, I don't think it's out of the realms of possibility that a woman could make it to First Class level through that path, learning and developing her game like any other player would.
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    what about trannys
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    Something that's always interested me is the impact women playing women's cricket has on their development. Where I grew up the few girls who played had to play in the boys grade. In my regional team at the major South Island primary schools tournament (basically 12 and 13 year olds) we had a girl playing for us who more than held her own. She wasn't too different from us physically at the age, her fielding was fine and she was one of our best bowlers.

    Then we all went off to high school and started playing for school teams while she, being pretty damn good for her age, traveled at weekends to play in a women's comp in the city. She played a couple of games for the 1st XI at her school but largely stuck to playing cricket with other females.

    I've always wondered whether she would have developed differently as a cricketer if she'd kept playing in boys then men's grades as she grew up. Obviously that wouldn't have helped her physical development but it definitely would have helped how she approached and played the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uvelocity View Post
    what about trannys
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    Might see Meg Lanning doing some stuff against the men at some stage.

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    This video comes to mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic_orthdox View Post
    Might see Meg Lanning doing some stuff against the men at some stage.
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    Personally, I've never quite understood the obsession with mixing men and women in all forms of sport. The reason why genders are separated in sport is for the very reason that we have separate bathrooms - men and women are built differently.
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