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Ladies' cricket

Join this Vicfix campaign and help make available details from the formative years of ladies' cricket

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About ladies' cricket

Victorian women have been enthusiastic spectators and backyard players of cricket since the earliest days of the colony, with the first recorded women’s cricket match played in Bendigo in 1874. Ladies’ cricket, as it was then known, became increasingly popular in the late 19th century, and teams, clubs and intercolonial competitions sprang up to meet the demand. 

Historical Victorian newspaper accounts bring to life both the formative years of the sport and the social mores that prevailed at the time, with fascinating details about jewellery awarded in lieu of trophies and social post-match luncheons prepared and enjoyed by rival teams. 

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Ladies' cricket

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