Two cricketing pioneers have visited the home of cricket to promote the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Belinda Haggett and Sally Griffiths attended Bradman Oval for the T20 Trophy Tour which allowed attendees to view the beautiful T20 hardware.
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Having such a rich history in the game of cricket, Bradman Oval is still such an important place for current and past players and Haggett is no different.
"Bradman Oval has such a wonderful feel," Haggett said.
"I just love the history of cricket and it's one of those places full of it. There will be no one that will ever match that man (Sir Donald Bradman).
"We all idolise him and to be here and be a part of this World Cup tour is just fantastic. It's a great feel, a wonderful vibe and I love being here."
With both Haggett and Griffiths playing for Australia, they had a big hand in paving the way for today's players.
The changes these women have seen in the game they love is immense.
"You would need quite some time to go through all the changes I've seen in women's cricket (laughs)," Haggett said.
"I've been working with the Sydney Sixers and I said to a co-worker, last year when the ground was full at Jermoine Oval, I didn't think women's cricket would get to where it is now and today.
"The professionalism, the support, sponsorship, the backing and women being full time cricketers is great to see.
"I think we were pretty good in our day, but we were no were near the level that the players of today are at now because of all the support and training they have.
"It's come a long way. Let's just say we've come a long way and it's been done in my life time which is fantastic because I never thought we'd see professional women's cricketers."
The tour is to promote the ICC T20 World Cup which will be held at the SCG (semi-finals) and the MCG (final). With the matches being played on some of the biggest stages in cricket, the ladies want one thing.
"A win," Haggett said.
"We want Australia to win on home soil. Also I'd love to see a packed MCG on international women's day. That would be phenomenal.
"Just to see those girls on such a big stage with a supportive crowd playing good cricket is what I'm hoping for, and a fantastic cricket match which is marketed will be excellent."
With regional NSW battling unforgiving fires, a visiting sporting star can lift hopes of any age. And that was Haggett and Griffiths planned for their time at Bradman Oval.
"I want to bring a smile to these kids faces," Haggett said.
"They love their cricket. They've been doing it tough down here. The whole country is doing it tough and it was lovely to see Tim Paine and Nathan Lyon visit Southern Highlands firefighters in Wingello.
"The joy on those firefighters faces was what it's all about. You can bring a politician down, but there's nothing like a cricketer to lift spirits."