Sarah Beaman: Amelia Kerr the fruit of cricket funding

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Newstalk ZB,
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Publish Date
Thursday, 14 June 2018, 9:14PM
Amelia Kerr (Photo / Photosport)

The rise of women's cricket is in the spotlight after a record-breaking innings from Wellington teenager Amelia Kerr.

17-year-old Kerr blasted 232, the highest ever score in a women's one-day game.

A former cricketer and now consultant, Sarah Beaman, wrote a report in 2016 highlighting the demise of women in the game, saying at times it felt like an endangered species.

She says at the time, the White Ferns had so little money put in that their coach was only part time comparing it to the money being sunk into the men's game.

Beaman says the game has had an overhaul and is now more resourced - and now we're seeing the fruits.

 

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