Victoria women's cricket team

The Victoria Women cricket team, previously known as Victorian Spirit, is the women's representative cricket team for the Australian State of Victoria. They play their home games at Junction Oval, Melbourne. They compete in the Women's National Cricket League (WNCL), the premier 50-over women's cricket tournament in Australia. They previously played in the now-defunct Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup and Australian Women's Cricket Championships, a competition which they dominated, having won 36 titles.

Victoria
Victoria Women Badge.jpg
Personnel
CaptainMeg Lanning
CoachJarrad Loughman
Team information
Colours  Navy blue
  White
  Grey
FoundedFirst recorded match: 1891
Home groundJunction Oval, Melbourne
Capacity7,000
History
First-class debutNew South Wales
in 1934
at University Oval, Sydney
AWCC wins36
WNCL wins2
WT20C wins3
Official websiteVictorian Cricket Team

HistoryEdit

1891–1930: Early historyEdit

Victoria's first recorded match was against New South Wales on 17 March 1891, however, the result is unknown.[1] Their first match with a known result was against New South Wales Second XI, with Victoria winning a one-day, two innings match by 6 wickets on 19 April 1930.[2]

1931–1996: Australian Women's Cricket ChampionshipsEdit

Victoria played alongside New South Wales and Queensland in the inaugural season of the Australian Women's Cricket Championships in 1930–31.[3] They continued to play in the Championships until its final season in 1995–96.[4][5] They won the title 36 times, making them the most successful team.[6]

1996–present: Women's National Cricket League and Twenty20 CupEdit

Victoria joined the newly-established WNCL in 1996–97.[7] They have won the title twice, in 2002–03 and 2004–05. They are the most successful side in the Australian Women's Twenty20 Cup, having won the title three times, with consecutive wins coming in 2009–10, 2010–11 and 2011–12[8]

GroundsEdit

Victoria have used a number of grounds over the years. Their first recorded home match against Tasmania in 1906 was played at Victoria Park, Melbourne. Historically they have played the vast majority of their home matches at various grounds in Melbourne. Their first match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground was against England in 1934. Since 2002 they have also played occasional matches in Geelong.[9][10][11][12][1]

Since 2013, Victoria have played most of their home games at Junction Oval, located in the suburb of St Kilda in Melbourne, as well as occasionally at the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Casey Fields. Their two 2019–20 WNCL home games were played at Junction Oval. Their four 2020–21 WNCL league matches, as well as the final, were also played at Junction Oval.[11][12]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Based on squad announced for the 2021/22 season. Players in bold have international caps.[13]

No. Name Nat. Birth date Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batters
7 Meg Lanning   (1992-03-25) 25 March 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium Captain
9 Anna Lanning   (1994-03-25) 25 March 1994 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium
10 Amy Vine   (1991-12-22) 22 December 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Tiana Atkinson   (2002-04-30) 30 April 2002 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Lara Shannon   Unknown Unknown Unknown
All-rounders
3 Annabel Sutherland   (2001-10-12) 12 October 2001 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
6 Sophie Day   (1998-09-02) 2 September 1998 (age 22) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
11 Kim Garth   (1996-04-25) 25 April 1996 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
15 Makinley Blows   (1997-12-12) 12 December 1997 (age 23) Left-handed Right-arm medium
20 Ellyse Perry   (1990-11-03) 3 November 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
23 Sophie Molineux   (1998-01-17) 17 January 1998 (age 23) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
24 Lucy Cripps   (2001-12-06) 6 December 2001 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm medium
25 Tess Flintoff   (2003-03-31) 31 March 2003 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm medium
32 Georgia Wareham   (1999-05-26) 26 May 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm leg break
Rhiann O'Donnell   (1998-04-14) 14 April 1998 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Wicket-keepers
4 Nicole Faltum   (2000-01-17) 17 January 2000 (age 21) Right-handed
Bowlers
17 Tayla Vlaeminck   (1998-10-27) 27 October 1998 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast
18 Ella Hayward   (2003-09-08) 8 September 2003 (age 17) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Samantha Bates   (1992-08-07) 7 August 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Rhys McKenna   Unknown Unknown Unknown

Notable playersEdit

Players who have played for Victoria and played internationally are listed below, in order of first international appearance (given in brackets):[14]

Coaching staffEdit

HonoursEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Women's Miscellaneous Matches played by Victoria Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  2. ^ "New South Wales Women Second XI v Victoria Women". CricketArchive. 19 April 1930. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  3. ^ "Australian Women's Cricket Championships 1930/31". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  4. ^ "Women's First-Class Events played by Victoria Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  5. ^ "Women's List A Events played by Victoria Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  6. ^ "Women's Cricket in Australia - All 'n Sundry Stats..." web.archive.org. Retrieved 8 February 2021.
  7. ^ "Women's National Cricket League 1996/97". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  8. ^ "Victorian Cricket Team". Cricket Victoria. Retrieved 10 February 2021.
  9. ^ "Victoria Women v England Women". CricketArchive. 7 December 1934. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  10. ^ "Women's First-Class Matches played by Victoria Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Women's List A Matches played by Victoria Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  12. ^ a b "Women's Twenty20 Matches played by Victoria Women". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Victoria announce Women's playing squad for 2021-22". Cricket Victoria. 10 May 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  14. ^ "Victoria Women Players". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 April 2021.
  15. ^ "Cricket Victoria appoint Jarrad Loughman as Women's Coach". Cricket Victoria. 26 May 2021. Retrieved 26 May 2021.
  16. ^ "Controlling the controllable key for Cup hopeful". cricket.com.au. 7 January 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.