Women Cricket has been achieving newer heights in recent times. Female Cricket has reported that ICC recently revealed that the T20 World Cup in Australia has been the biggest hit in the cricketing world after men’s world cup.
Recently, Beth Morgan is the new name that has shown the world the capability of female cricketers. She got her name in history by becoming the first female Honorary Life Vice President of the Middlesex Cricket Club. She got this feat at the 156th annual general meeting of the club. She has played for the national English side and announced her new role via virtual means.
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She said that “It has been an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to be involved with Middlesex Cricket for so many years and huge credit has to go to all the Women’s players and staff, past and present, who have done so much to help get Women’s cricket in Middlesex to the exciting place it is in today”.
Morgan has played around 187 one day and T20 games for Middlesex Women. She is the most capped player to come from the club and is the only player to feature in every season of the Women’s One-Day county championship. She has gathered 4,000 runs for the club. She took 97 wickets across one-day formats. Her career, including domestic career, spanned for 24 years.
Her outing with the English side was unparalleled. She played 7 tests and 72 one day internationals. There were 28 T20I appearances against her name. Her career is decorated with memorable victories. She got ICC women’s world cup and ICC women’s World T20 in 2009.
Interestingly, to the liking of old-fashioned fans, she was part of two Ashes-winning sides as well. The President of Middlesex Club was delighted to have Beth on board.
Mike Selvey said, “Her record as a great cricketer and ambassador for Middlesex and England is beyond question and first and foremost this status reflects that”.
It is heartening to see legends of female cricket get due recognition. We can only hope that with more women reaching the top chairs, the outlook for female cricket will change gradually.