40 min

On a good wicket with Alyssa Healy Seize the Yay

    • Society & Culture

If you’re sick of the Antarctica content, this week we’re back to our regular programming with one of the loveliest, most well-adjusted and inspiring humans - you know those people you speak to and they just have SUCH a good head on their shoulders you want to be around them more? And I didn’t realise this until after we finished recording but we have the SAME BIRTHDAY just a year apart, so it was always going to be love at first chat for me especially having followed her from afar for so many years.

I’m talking of course about Alyssa Healy, a superstar Australian cricketer who joined us from Mumbai in India where she is currently CAPTAINING the Australian women’s T20 team. The things she has achieved in her career to date are far too many to list here but right back from the early days when she was the first girl to play among boys in the private schools' competition, Alyssa has continued to change cricket both women’s and men’s since then. Just one of many records she has set, in April this year she nabbed the highest-ever score in a World Cup final, usurping Adam Gilchrist's previous record of 149 runs in 2007 and Ricky Ponting’s of 140 in 2003. But the most amazing part about Alyssa is how humble she is about these achievements and her impact on the sport, her reluctance to even compare men’s and women’s performances and the perspective she has on life (and yay) beyond cricket itself.
 
I’ll let you hear the rest from Alyssa herself, but even if you have no interest in cricket, I think you’ll love her as much as I do! Ladies and gentleman, Alyssa Healy!!

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If you’re sick of the Antarctica content, this week we’re back to our regular programming with one of the loveliest, most well-adjusted and inspiring humans - you know those people you speak to and they just have SUCH a good head on their shoulders you want to be around them more? And I didn’t realise this until after we finished recording but we have the SAME BIRTHDAY just a year apart, so it was always going to be love at first chat for me especially having followed her from afar for so many years.

I’m talking of course about Alyssa Healy, a superstar Australian cricketer who joined us from Mumbai in India where she is currently CAPTAINING the Australian women’s T20 team. The things she has achieved in her career to date are far too many to list here but right back from the early days when she was the first girl to play among boys in the private schools' competition, Alyssa has continued to change cricket both women’s and men’s since then. Just one of many records she has set, in April this year she nabbed the highest-ever score in a World Cup final, usurping Adam Gilchrist's previous record of 149 runs in 2007 and Ricky Ponting’s of 140 in 2003. But the most amazing part about Alyssa is how humble she is about these achievements and her impact on the sport, her reluctance to even compare men’s and women’s performances and the perspective she has on life (and yay) beyond cricket itself.
 
I’ll let you hear the rest from Alyssa herself, but even if you have no interest in cricket, I think you’ll love her as much as I do! Ladies and gentleman, Alyssa Healy!!

+ Announcements on Insta at @spoonful_of_sarah
+ Join our Facebook community here
+ Subscribe to not miss out on the next instalment of YAY!

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