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Ash Gardner

Ashleigh Gardner (T20 cricket), a Muruwari woman, was the only Indigenous member of Australia’s 15-player squad at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games where she played a crucial role in the final. With India in a match-winning position, Ashleigh took 3/16 off three overs – including wickets in successive deliveries – helping Australia clinch victory by nine runs and the gold medal.

Renowned as a powerful and aggressive all-rounder, Ashleigh made her T20 debut against New Zealand in February 2017. The following June, she became the first Indigenous woman to play for Australia at a cricket World Cup. In 2019, she was handed her Baggy Green, becoming the second Indigenous woman after Faith Thomas to play a Test for Australia. Domestically, she plays for the Sydney Sixers in the Women’s Big Bash League.

Off the field, Ashleigh is a powerful advocate for First Nations people and culture, and in 2020 launched the Ashleigh Gardner Foundation which aims to provide a healthy start to the school day for Aboriginal children.

Sport / Discipline

Cricket

Birth Place

Kogarah

Birth state

NSW

Date of Birth

15/04/1997

Age

27

Birmingham, 2022

Results History

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