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Watching the first match of the Hundred, it occurred to me that the standard of women’s cricket had improved so much that it barely registered this was a domestic game. So I went and got myself a veteran domestic women's player to talk about it. Izzy Westbury played for Somerset, Middlesex and the Dutch teams before becoming a cricket writer. On this chat we talk about the little changes in the women's game, what drawbacks professionalism has, gender pay gap, growing new markets, how the athleticism has changed, and why women's cricket has improved so much that Izzy wouldn't get a game anymore.
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Her piece on the Hundred and the pay gap is here: [Hundred gender pay row rocks ECB two days before launch] (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2021/07/19/exclusive-ecb-gender-pay-row-two-days-launch-hundred/)
The theme tune is by Red Crickets https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Red_Crickets/Red_Crickets.