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Vale Marie McDonough

UPDATED 22 October, 2013 3:29PM AEST | by Cricket Australia 1

Cricket Australia (CA) today paid tribute to former Australian female Test cricketer Marie McDonough, who passed away late last week at the age of 95.

McDonough played one Test for Australia Women against England in 1957/58 in her home state Western Australia. She captained Western Australia for three seasons and was a left-hand batter and left-arm medium pace bowler.

McDonough was retrospectively presented with her Baggy Green by Wally Edwards at the WACA in early 2005 and Test cap number 50.

CA Chairman Wally Edwards said: “I was honoured to present Marie with her Baggy Green at the WACA in 2005. She was a great contributor to women’s cricket in Western Australia.

“Marie was a role model for young girls and women aspiring to play cricket at the elite level. She was a dedicated cricketer who balanced her passion for the game with her profession as a school teacher.”

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First Posted 22 October, 2013 3:26PM AEST

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