The Australian women's cricket team (nicknamed the Southern Stars) are Australia's national women's cricket team.
Having played their first Test match in 1934/5, when they lost to England two-nil in a three-Test series. Since then they have improved and are generally considered the best women's cricket team in the world. They have won more World Cups than any other side — winning in 1977/8, 1981/2, 1988/9, 1997/8 and 2004/5.
One of the most remarkable families in the early history of the team were the Shevill sisters. Fernie Blade (née Shevill) played against England in the first Test at Brisbane in 1934–35, and her twin Irene Shevill appeared in the next two. Another sister, Essie Shevill, played in all three of those matches, and her twin Lily Shevill also played for New South Wales.