The feeling amongst the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars in the lead up to the start of the Ashes Test at Womsley on Sunday 11th August will be one of excitement and anticipation.
Speaking from experience, as a female cricketer, the chance to play a Test match is a rarity. Take for instance my career for Australia, which spanned over 12 years, I only played in 8 Test matches. Compare this to Michael Clarke who has played at the top level for 9 years and has played in 95 Tests and is still going.
It goes without saying that it is an honour and privilege to wear the Baggy Green and it arouses emotions rarely felt when playing in the other formats. It is also unique, as it feels strange wearing white clothes and pads. In Australia, when playing domestic and club cricket, for all one-day and T20 format we wear coloured clothing. So you combine the honour and privilege that comes with wearing the Baggy Green, with wearing whites and playing with a red ball, and the excitement , pride and nerves of the players will be at an all time high.
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