Cricket Tasmania has extended its congratulations to Tasmanian Roar and WBBL Hobart Hurricanes Head Coach Julia Price who has recently been inducted as an MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club) honorary Life Member alongside Tasmanian cricketing greats David Boon and Ricky Ponting.
After a successful ICC Women's World Cup the MCC announced that 37 former women cricketers, whose careers spanned between 1954 and 2016, have accepted the Club's offer of Honorary Life Membership.
The list of honorary Life Members of the MCC includes many of the world's finest cricketers, as well as men and women who have been associated with the game as officials and administrators. Women who have recently been elected are from England, Australia, India, New Zealand and Ireland.
Tasmanian Coach Julia Price said she was very excited to be considered and in her typical “unassuming” manner said she was shocked and humbled by the honour.
“I was completely shocked and overwhelmed by the MCC awarding me recently with an Honorary Life Membership. I initially emailed them back in case they had made a mistake, but fortunately for me they hadn’t. Lord’s is the spiritual home of all cricketers from around the world, so to think that I now join players such as Ricky Ponting & David Boon in this elite list is very humbling.”
Cricketing great and fellow honorary Life Member David Boon congratulated Julia on her induction into the illustrious group.
“It is a great honour to be an honorary Life Member of the MCC and it is fantastic to have Julia join myself and Ricky on the roll representing Tassie. Julia has been involved now in Tasmanian cricket since the inception of Tasmanian Roar so we certainly see her as a Tasmanian. Julia has overall been a huge contributor to Australian cricket and Tasmanian cricket as a player and coach, as well as being a passionate advocate for the game. Her love for the game and her success on and off the field has not gone un-noticed,” Mr Boon said.
Today, MCC's role remains as relevant as ever. From guarding the game's Laws to safeguarding its Spirit, and from promoting cricket to young people to looking after Lord's, MCC is committed to the good of the game.
MCC's teams play around 500 matches a year. They set off for overseas tours to destinations as diverse as Tanzania and Cyprus to help increase cricket's international appeal; and its women's side have more and more matches too.