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Fast Facts: International Women's Day

08 March 2017

Credit: Getty Images and Lords.org

Were you aware of these cricket facts? Check them out, then have your say on our social media channels.

Today is International Women's Day and the Scorchers are celebrating with a few quick cricket facts to test the trivia buffs out there.

Have you got an interesting fact to share? Did you know all the ones below?

Check out the four we've chosen, then head to Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter and have your say.

Double Centurion

The first player to score a One Day International double-century was Australia’s Belinda Clark, when she notched 229 not out against Denmark in the title-winning campaign of the 1997 Cricket World Cup in India. Sachin Tendulkar achieved the feat for the men in 2010.

~ source: ESPNCricInfo 

Image: Getty Images 

Cricket World Cup

It's an often overlooked fact that the inaugural Cricket World Cup was contested by women and hosted by England in 1973 – two years before the men played their first World Cup. We’ll stop talking about it now, given England thrashed Australia in the final.

~ source: CricketWorld.com

Image: Getty Images

Non-Red Ball

White balls, pink balls, red balls – they’re now part of the game. But it was women who first introduced a non-red ball to the game, with a blue variety trialled in 1897 (and dismissed soon after due to visibility issues).

~ source: MCC Collections Online

Image: Lords.org

Overarm Bowling

Christina Willes used to bowl overarm to her brother John, who played cricket for Kent and England in the early 19th Century, to avoid getting her arm tangled up in her skirts. John then tried out the method at Lord’s and the rest, as they say, is history.

~ source: Lords.org

Image: Getty Images

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