It is with great pleasure that I reveal the cover of my book, Bowl the Maidens Over – Our First Women Cricketers. It is the story of the first games of women’s cricket played in front of a crowd in Australia in 1874 and 1875. The early games have not been documented anywhere in detail until now. Not just about cricket, it’s also a story about women trying to be themselves in a place and time there were far too many restraints.
Thanks to Lorna Hendry and the British Newspaper Archive for the fabulous cover. Publication is currently scheduled for May.