Alyssa Healy Hated Cricket, Now She's Australia's Captain

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Alyssa Healy Hated Cricket, Now She's Australia's Captain

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Cricket runs through Alyssa Healy’s blood. Even though she was born into a family of cricket greats she hated the sport at first. Now, 15+ years later, Alyssa has over a decade of professional experience under her cap, including breaking world records, winning a Commonwealth Games gold medal, and finally captaining the Australian team.

Plus, we take a look around the grounds at results from the weekend and unpack the ABC’s A League Of Her Own documentary about the QLD State of Origin team.

And if you want more, we let you know what women’s sports you can catch over the next week.



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Hosts: Hayley Willis & Jelisa Apps

Guest: Alyssa Healy

Executive Producer: Tia Ucich & Talissa Bazaz

Producer: Susannah Makin

Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou 

Music by Mardi Lumsden

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