Changing the way we talk about women’s cricket

The Hundred has grabbed headlines for lots of reasons but the small but significant gender-neutral shifts being enacted could prove the most important, writes Rachel Steinberg

Thursday 15 July 2021 16:58
<p>The Hundred begins next week</p>

The Hundred begins next week

The Hundred has made plenty of headlines with its jewel-toned kits, in-house DJs and promise of an electric party atmosphere.

So while ‘subtlety’ isn’t the first word that comes to mind when considering the new new 100-ball tournament which kicks off next week, organisers have made small but significant gender-neutral shifts as part of The Hundred’s vocabulary.

Changing ‘batsman’ to ‘batter’ or ‘Man of the Match’ to ‘Hero of the Match’, they hope, will have a widespread, cross-format impact on cricket’s vernacular.

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