Elite cricketer Emma Inglis has become the first female General Manager of Melbourne University Cricket Club.
Melbourne University Cricket Club’s first female General Manager, elite cricketer Emma Inglis, brings vast on-field and off-field experience to her new role.
The wicket keeper-batter is a regular starter and former captain for VicSpirit, and will feature for the Melbourne Stars as they wrangle for the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) this summer.
Inglis replaces outgoing General Manager Tim Heathcote – who spent more than two years in the role – and she has experience working for Cricket Australia, Cricket Victoria and the Australian Cricketers' Association.
The University of Melbourne alumna (Bachelor of Biomedical Science) has a red-hot passion for cricket and has her sights set on success at Melbourne University Cricket Club (MUCC). “Hopefully we can win a few premierships,” she said. “Hopefully in my time here we can recruit some more students from the Uni and help the club run as smoothly as it can.”
Inglis aims to use momentum generated by the Southern Stars, who recently regained the Womens Ashes, to recruit more women to MUCC. “I think it’s a really exciting time, particularly for the younger girls who are coming into the system now. Potentially down the track they can make a career out of playing cricket,” she said.
“There’s the potential to develop their game here and move on to bigger and better things. If they’re really passionate and driven, there’s no reason they can’t play for a WBBL team or the Australian team.”
Inglis, who has ambitions to represent Australia, is excited to play in the WBBL in double headers alongside the men’s competition. “I think it’s fantastic promotion of women’s cricket.”
Women interested in joining MUCC can come along to training on Wednesdays from 5.30pm at the turf nets at the Parkville campus Sport Precinct. Visit the Cricket Club online page
for more information. The Womens team’s season opener is this Saturday.
The Mens Seconds and Thirds started the season with wins over Footscray Edgewater at the weekend, while the Firsts and Fourths lost.