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Meg Lanning


T20 the future of women's cricket

02 November 2011

Meg's first blog covers the WNCL and life as a Females In Cricket Ambassador

Round 2 of the WNCL and WT20 saw more great performances across the teams.

Twenty20 cricket has become the way of the future for women’s cricket, and the quality of matches being played at the moment by all teams is very high and the games so far have been highly entertaining.

With more runs beings scored than ever before, this season’s competition is going to be hotly contested.

As the Commonwealth Bank VICSpirit kicked off their season this weekend against the Konica Minolta Queensland Fire, along came the rain as well.

This is something us Victorians have become accustomed to over the past year.

However, we were very happy to get all three games in, all closely fought, with Victoria taking out the first WT20 and the WNCL 50-over match and the Queensland Fire fighting back to take the second WT20 in a rain reduced 10-over game on Sunday. The 10-overs-a-side game ended with the scores tied on 85.

A super over was required to separate the teams and the Fire held their nerve to take out the match. The super over is nerve wracking for players, coaches and spectators.

In other round 2 games, New South Wales continued their winning start to the season with solid performances all round to help them to three victories over South Australia.

Tasmania and ACT played three close encounters with ACT claiming all three games to place them nicely after two rounds.
As well as getting back playing cricket, I have also had some great opportunities over the past few weeks to get involved in the community.

As part of my Females in Cricket Ambassador role I was fortunate enough to go along to the Diwali Festival (The Indian Festival of the Lights) at Sandown on the Sunday 23 October. The festival was enthusiastically enjoyed by all who attended, on a warm spring day. There were many aspiring young cricketers (male and female) who were ready to show their skills off in the MILO in2CRICKET nets and a lot of fun was had by all the kids.

A week earlier I helped the Commonwealth Bank launch their Grass roots cricket program for junior clubs with Channel Nine’s TODAY Show and a number of very keen kids, helping to promote the great work that the Commonwealth Bank of Australia do, not only in the development of junior cricket across the country but also with the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars.

The next round of WNCL and WT20 is on the 13th, 14th and 15th of November - be sure to get down and support your state.

Until next time,

Meg

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