Women’s Ashes 2013

Earlier this summer, our local cricket club was out recruiting new members. When I approached an older man to ask about the junior team, and whether my five-year-old daughter could join, he seemed happy about my plans and repeatedly assured me that the days when cricket was a boys’ sport were over. He then ruined it by telling me to “bring my husband and have a beer one evening,” but as far as the kid was concerned, it was no problem at all. When I later took her to a training session, that same attitude was echoed by other members of the club. “We’ll make a lady cricketer of her!” were the exact words, I think. Read More Women’s Ashes 2013