News report on 2014 Women's Ashes

Title:
News report on 2014 Women's Ashes
NFSA ID:
1216808
Year:
2014
Courtesy:
Prime Media
Category:
Access fees

A brief news report from January 2014 on the Women's Ashes series against the touring English team.

By the mid-2010s, women's cricket in Australia was finally getting the recognition it deserved and was pulling large crowds.

Prime-time news bulletins also featured regular reports on matches and profiles of players.

Although this is only a short clip, it's refreshing to see a report on women's cricket that doesn't compare the game to that of the men's.

It's also a good example how a very short news item – less that 40 seconds – can pack in a lot of essential information. The footage of the winning moment in the women's match is seamlessly edited into the report.

The report also notes the format of the women's Ashes series – a combination of T-20 and One-Day fixtures.