In 2016, Tasmania celebrated 150 years of cricket with the establishment of the Southern Cricket Association in 1866. According to a featured article published in the Mercury in celebrating the anniversary, women have been playing in the state almost as long as the men, with girls high school matches recorded as far back as 1891.
Below is a studio portrait of the Devonport Ladies Cricket team published in the Weekly Courier in 1906. Back row from left to right: Misses R Bound, A Thompson, D Donelly, E Powlett, M Martin and I Lane. Middle row: Misses E Newson, M Hocking and Mrs Armatage. Front row: Misses E Hocking and M Cassidy.