Alex Blackwell – Fair Game
Alex Blackwell, captain of the Australian women’s cricket team through World Cup and Ashes victories, provides a rare insight into life – the highs and lows – in Australia’s most loved sporting team. Fair Game is a fascinating account of one of Australia’s most accomplished sportspeople and of the game she loves. She has played more matches for Australia than any other female cricketer in history, she captained the Australian Women’s Team to World Twenty20 glory in 2010 and reclaimed the Ashes against England in 2011.
She studied medicine at the University of New South Wales from 2002 to 2005 before making a difficult decision to leave the course to pursue her cricketing dreams. Alex changed her career direction to become a genetic counsellor, working for three years in prenatal screening before becoming a full time professional cricketer in October of 2014.
Fair Game is the unmissable account of life and leadership inside Australia’s most loved sporting team, told by one of its most capped players of all time. This is the story of the sacrifices and victories, the extreme highs and devastating lows, that come with playing sport at the highest level, and of what it takes to be truly courageous on and off the field.