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Australian women's cricket has been a feature of our Summers for 150 years. And today's World Champion Australian team actually stands proudly on the shoulders of some of the most talented, bold, and daring women of every generation.

Pivotal to that success is the first Australia and England women's test series held here in the aftermath of the brutal 'bodyline' Ashes series in 1932/33. It was a moment in time when the crowds turned up in their thousands to watch the women's tests, the newspapers devoted column inches to the contests, and our women's cricketers looked set for a cherished place in the national sporting land. It was the long, hot days at the end of 1934, and the bright start of 1935. It was, for Australia's women's cricketers, the maiden summer.

Featuring re-enactments and archival audio from the formative periods in Australian and International womens' cricket history, this podcast tells the story of the fight for women to play Australia's national sporting pastime.

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