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The 2016 Lord's Taverners ACT Annual Dinner

A celebration of women's cricket

The 2016 Lord's Taverners ACT Annual Dinner will be a celebration of women's cricket. Consistent with this, we are pleased to announce our guest speaker for the event will be Southern Stars legend Lisa Sthalekar.

Lisa has been described as “arguably the greatest all-rounder women’s cricket has seen”. She played 8 Tests, 125 ODIs and 54 T20s for Australia.

She scored centuries and took five-wicket hauls in both Test and ODI forms of the game, and was the first woman to achieve the double of 1000 runs and 100 wickets in ODIs.

Lisa was a member of the winning Australian teams in the 2005 and 2013 World Cups and the T20 World Cups in 2010 and 2012, and also of Ashes-winning sides. She was vice-captain of Australia (and captain on an ODI tour of NZ) and captained NSW to five consecutive WNCL titles.

Lisa was named as the ICC Women’s Player of the Year in 2006 and the Australian Women’s International Cricketer of the Year in 2007 and 2008..

Lisa retired from international cricket in 2013, but played with success for the Sydney Sixers in the 2016 WBBL. She works for Cricket NSW as the Youth Program Manager for female programs and commentates with style on the ABC.

Other women’s cricket identities will feature in a panel discussion.

The 2016 Lord's Taverners ACT Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday, 25 August at Royal Canberra Golf Club. The evening will commence with our AGM, which takes about 30 minutes. The Annual Dinner immediately follows.

If you would like to reserve a seat or a table of eight, please email us: lordstavernersact@gmail.com.

The event is open to everyone, not just members of the Lord's Taverners.

Proceeds of the event will go towards supporting young and disadvantaged cricketers and other athletes in Canberra and surrounding areas.

The Master of Ceremonies for our Annual Dinner will be retired White Ferns star Nicola Browne. Nicola played 2 Tests, 125 ODIs and 54 T20s for New Zealand from 2002-2014. Nicola was recently presented with an honorary life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) for her long and distinguished service to cricket.