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Female umpire duo to make history in Adelaide

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Umpires Sheridan and are on the verge of making history as they will be the first female duo to officiate in a men's first grade (club) match, this weekend.

Sheridan and Waldron will stand in a match between Tea Tree Gully and Northern Districts in featuring Australia's

For Sheridan, officiating in a men's match is not something new as she stood as an in a South Australian first grade game, 18 months ago. Earlier, she and NSW officiated in a match between the Strikers and Melbourne Stars to be the first female pair to officiate a professional match in

Walsdron, on the other hand, will be officiating in her first men's grade match. She played for in last year's (ICC) T20 and was also a player.

"To have so many firsts for female umpires in our State in recent times has been wonderful to see. This achievement for and Mary is very significant as an Australian first and speaks volumes about how hard they have both worked on their development over the past few seasons," quoted SACA State Coach Daniel Goodwin, as saying.

"Our umpires are all appointed to matches on merit and both women are very deserving of the position they are in and the opportunities that are being presented to umpire high-level games," Goodwin added.

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 08:57 IST