March 24, 2010

Women's cricket

Double impact

Akhila Ranganna

What connects Ellyse Perry, Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine? All these women have represented their country in cricket as well as another sport. Perry also represents Australia in football, Bates was part of the New Zealand basketball team at the Beijing Olympics and Devine is a hockey international for New Zealand.

Add to that list: Liz Perry. Perry made her debut for the New Zealand women’s hockey team, the Black Sticks, last year and will play her first international cricket match at the World Twenty20 in the West Indies in May. “It has always been a goal of mine to play for two teams at an international level,” Perry said. "I never thought it would happen so quickly because the hockey international programme has kept me busy."

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