NZ and women’s sport
Three women’s world cups to be played in New Zealand over the next three years - but how well does this country really do when it comes to equity in sport?
A Neesh Audience with the Kerr sisters
In our new podcast, A Neesh Audience, Jimmy Neesham talks to playmakers who’ll be part of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021 in NZ. First up, White Ferns sisters Amelia and Jess Kerr.
Scoring victories for women in cricket
Meet the two women who’ve collected NZ Cricket honours traditionally handed out to men.
Mastering the art of keeping all your balls in the air
Belinda Muller has managed major Kiwi sports teams in three different codes – netball, rugby and, now, cricket. The only difference, she’s found, is the size of their balls.
The accidental White Fern and her broken digits
White Fern offspinner Leigh Kasperek is quietly becoming known as one of the world’s best spin bowlers, even though she keeps breaking the tools of her trade.
Mithali Raj: From Lincoln to Bollywood
These days she’s a global superstar with a social media following in the millions who is having a Bollywood movie made about her life. Fair to say a lot has changed since Indian cricket captain Mithali Raj slept in a South Island university dorm.
Tahuhu out to remain the world’s fastest bowler
Back from a freak injury, White Ferns quick bowler Lea Tahuhu continues to make the most of her “gift” as the world’s fastest woman with a cricket ball
The fans who women’s sports need to win over
Elite female sporting events will ultimately speak for themselves to fans who need convincing they are worthwhile watching.
Cricket’s pay agreement a start - but gap is still wide
A new three-year payment agreement for women cricketers in New Zealand may be a breakthrough, but the gap between men and women is still wide.