Today sees my favourite cricketer Ellyse Perry bring up her 100th ODI and 200th match for the Southern Stars. Being there for her amazing 213* in the Ashes Test last year is something I will never forget – it’s the single most impressive individual sporting accomplishment I’ve ever seen in person.
This is a snapshot I snagged following their recent T20 v New Zealand at North Sydney Oval.
The Southern Stars ran out winners after a record run chase last night at North Sydney Oval.
My favourite part of these matches is always when the players come and meet their fans. This is Sophie Molineux signing an autograph for a future star.
My mind has recently been on New Zealand and the ten amazing days I spent there this time last year. This was Britomart early on a Saturday morning. I was awaiting the train to Onehunga, a southern suburb of Auckland. Because Auckland is situated on an isthmus, you can walk ‘coast to coast’ across the entire country of New Zealand over roughly 12km. I did so, and took the scenic route. It momentarily rained when I was on top of Mount Eden but this only served to set me up to be amazed when the sun finally unfolded across the sky again. My clothes were dampened but my spirit was not.