Shandre Fritz broke new ground for women’s match officials when she started her first appointment as a Cricket South Africa (CSA) match referee for first-class matches during the Four-Day Domestic Series match between the Imperial Lions and the Hollywoodbets Dolphins at the iconic Imperial Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Monday, 28 October 2019.

Fritz, a former national captain and South African Women’s Cricketer of the Year, was appointed to the Match Referees Panel at the start of the current season.

As a player she represented the Proteas in 85 white-ball international matches between 2003 and 2014, captaining the country on several occasions. In addition, she became the first South African to score a century in international T20 cricket and was honoured as South African Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2012.

“Shandre’s cricket CV speaks for itself. She represented the Proteas in 85 white ball international matches between 2003 and 2014, captaining the country on several occasions. In addition, she became the first South African to score a century in international T20 cricket and was honoured as South African Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2012,” Corrie van Zyl, CSA Acting Director of Cricket, had said in August.

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: South African cricketer turned match referee, Shandre Fritz pictured during her first match during the Four-Day Domestic Series match between the Imperial Lions and the Hollywoodbets Dolphins at the iconic Imperial Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Monday, 28 October 2019. Photo: Cricket South Africa

 

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