Vicky Masuku (Ukhozi FM) and Kate Johns (Standard Bank). Picture: gsport

Around 70 influential women in cricket (see selected pictures below) were honoured yesterday for their role in making the men’s game such a success this summer.

Behind our great cricket team stand an amazing bunch of women, and in South Africa they’re carving niche for themselves in every sphere of the game.

From CEO’s of cricket unions, to commentators, writers, photographers, marketers, and scorers, their successes are evident.

SAPA’s Jane Bramley enjoying lunch at Hazeldene Hall. Picture: gsport

Elize Lombard from Northerns Cricket is the only woman Cricket CEO in South Africa, Jane Bramley from SAPA is the most syndicated cricket writer in the country, and SABC Sport’s Keletso Totlhanyo is the broadcaster of the entire broadcast feed that is used worldwide.

Nazly Gabier and Magda Tollet from M Sports Marketing. Picture: gsport

The lunch, hosted by Standard Bank, the Proteas ODI team sponsor, was also attended by some of South Africa’s favourite celebrities, including Yfm’s Unathi Nkayi, Morning Live’s Leanne Manas, 5fm’s Nicole Fox.

Beryl Lodewyk (SuperSport) Ros Brodie (Freelance Scorer). Picture: gsport

Over a scrumptious lunch at Hazeldene Hall in Johannesburg, these amazing women had a chance to reflect on some of reasons for women in cricket to celebrate.

The lunch was hosted by gsport editor, Kass Naidoo, and the truly delightful Sue de Groot, from The Wisden Cricketer Magazine, was guest speaker.