Myrtle Edwards

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Myrtle Edwards
Personal information
Born(1921-06-07)7 June 1921
Clifton Hill, Victoria
Died30 August 2010(2010-08-30) (aged 89)
BowlingRight arm leg-spin
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 24)20 March 1948 v New Zealand
Career statistics
Competition WTest
Matches 1
Runs scored -
Batting average -
100s/50s -/-
Top score -
Balls bowled 21
Wickets 1
Bowling average 7.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 1/7
Catches/stumpings 1/-
Source: CricInfo, 29 January 2015

Myrtle Edwards (7 June 1921 – 30 August 2010) in Clifton Hill, Victoria) was an Australian softball and cricket player.[1]

In 1949, Edwards was named the captain of the first Australian Open Women's Team to play a test series against New Zealand. She coached in four Women’s World Championships from 1965–1978, winning gold at the inaugural 1965 ISF Women's World Championships in Melbourne. For her contribution to the sport she was became an inductee into both the Softball Australia and the ISF Hall of Fame,[2] as well as becoming a Life Member of Softball Victoria.

Edwards also played one Test match for Australia against New Zealand in 1948.[3]

Edwards died on 30 August 2010.[4]


  1. ^ "Myrtle Edwards - Australia". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Inc. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  2. ^ "ISF Hall of Fame". Softball Australia. Retrieved 2 January 2017.
  3. ^ "CricketArchive - Myrtle Edwards". CricketArchive. Retrieved 25 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Vale" (PDF). Annual Report. Softball Australia: 21. 2011. Archived from the original (pdf) on 30 March 2016.