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  Bronwyn Calver - Australia Women, 1991-1998  

 

Bronwyn Calver
Australian opening bowler Bronwyn Calver hurls one down.
Aust v NZ 3rd ODI, Memorial Oval, Bankstown, Sydney
Saturday November 8th 1997.
Action Photographics.
Bronwyn Calver represented Australian Capital Territory at National Championships from 1982 to 1995 (61 matches: 1518 runs, 100 wickets). She also represented New South Wales at Women's National Cricket League from 1996 to 2004 (80 matches: 509 runs, 95 wickets). Bronwyn is one of the youngest players to represent her State/Territory at open level she was just 13 when she made her debut for ACT in January 1983. She was also the first player to score 1,500 runs and take 100 wickets at this level.

As the 135th female to represent Australia, Bronwyn made her debut at Bellerive Oval, Hobart in January 1991 in a one day international against New Zealand and played her last match in the 3rd Test of the inaugural official women's Ashes series against England in August 1998. Over this period she played 3 tests and 34 one day internationals. She played in two World Cups, including 1997 where Australia defeated New Zealand in the final at Eden Gardens, Kolkata in front of a crowd of 60,000 to regain the World Cup. At the peak of her playing career in 1997, she was described as Australia Women's finest bowler.

Bronwyn, although living in Canberra, continues to play club cricket in Sydney for Gordon, where she's been a member since 1992. In 2005, the club awarded her Life Membership. She is also the current Statistician for Australian Women's Cricket and has fulfilled this role since 2000. In addition, she is a qualified cricket umpire, standing in local grade cricket and various representative matches over the past two seasons.

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