Everyone loves a character in sport. Someone with a point of difference, some flair, the larrikin, the prankster, the cheeky one, the comedian.
Former Australian cricketer Faith Thomas fits a number of these tags as well as holding a special place in Australian sport history as the first female Indigenous athlete to represent Australia. Sadly since she was selected in 1958 we haven’t had another Indigenous player don the baggygreen. I’m hoping this will change in the near future.
It was great to be able to talk about the development of Indigenous women’s cricket in this years ABC Cricket Season Guide. From Faith through to newly appointed Australian Indigenous captain Ashleigh Gardner.
If you want to have a read and get ahead of the game for this summer, the guide covers all things men’s and women’s cricket across test, ODI, T20 and more.
I’m tipping it’s sold at all good bookstores and newsagents as the saying goes.