The Scoop Cricket Podcast


The Scoop Cricket Podcast is dedicated to discussing the women’s game in Australia. The hosts will dissect the main news topics of the week, closely following the Aussie Women’s Cricket Team and the WBBL. Some of the best players in the world will join the show each week to give listeners unrivalled insights into the world of women’s cricket.

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82 episodes

Reliving Australia's great escape with Darcie Brown

Australia are into yet another T20 World Cup final and the three-peat dream is still alive after a miraculous semi-final comeback against India! Joining Em and LJ on this week's episode of the Scoop is speedster Darcie Brown who played a massive role in the Aussie escape, claiming the huge wickets of Jemimah Rodrigues and Richa Ghosh. Darcie had the best view in the house for Ellyse Perry's iconic save and also gives us an insight into what it's like on the ground when the team have their backs against the wall. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Feb 25
The rollercoaster of the WPL Auction with Ashleigh Gardner

There can be no denying the inaugural WPL Auction has changed the women's cricket landscape forever, as well as the life of Australian allrounder Ashleigh Gardner who was picked up by the Gujarat Giants for the dizzying sum of $558,000. Ash joins Laura and Em on the Scoop Podcast to candidly reflect on the host of conflicting emotions she experienced in the aftermath of the 'bizarre' auction, while also trying to maintain focus on Australia’s T20 World Cup campaign.  Ash speaks openly on the journey she's been on to strike a balance between life in the Australian women's team, as well as life away from cricket and how crucial having different things going on in her life has been to her growth as a player in the last twelve months. Laura, who is on deck in South Africa covering the team, also sheds light on the selection conundrum that Australia will face after Georgia Wareham came in for Jess Jonassen against Bangladesh to take 3-20. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Feb 16
T20 World Cup time! Jess Jonassen reports live from South Africa

The Aussies have landed in beautiful Stellenbosch ahead of their quest for a third straight T20 World Cup title! Spinner Jess Jonassen, fresh from walking the red carpet with budding media star Mabel, joins LJ and Em on the Scoop to chat about the team's adventure up Table Mountain, a comprehensive review of Australia's warm-up win over India, as well as share some strong thoughts on the upcoming WPL. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Feb 08
Georgia Wareham's road back to the Aussie team

Victorian leg-spinner Georgia Wareham was an automatic selection in the Australian team before an ACL injury during the 2021 WBBL season sidelined her for 15 months, while the Aussies went on to win an Ashes series, ODI World Cup and a Commonwealth Games Gold Medal. Georgia, who has been selected in the 15-player squad to travel to South Africa for the T20 World Cup chats to Laura Jolly and Emily Collin about how she felt after getting the news that she was back in the Aussie squad, the ups and downs of rehabbing and her epic Europe trip alongside some of her Victorian teammates. Laura and Emily also chat about the buzz around the approaching WIPL, Australia's dominance over Pakistan and the emerging Aussie stars in action at the Under 19 T20 World Cup. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Jan 28
Living the dream with Phoebe Litchfield

19-year-old Phoebe Litchfield has had the week of her dreams, scoring back-to-back half centuries in her first two ODIs in Australian colours. Phoebe joined Em and LJ on the Scoop to reflect on a wild month that has seen her travel to India for the first time, debut for Australia in two formats and twice hit the winning runs for her country. She spoke about what it meant to have her family in the stands, some of the random messages she's received from long lost acquaintances and how she's slotted in to the Australian team. Em and LJ also discuss the Aussies' dominant start to the Pakistan series, the groundbreaking WIPL broadcast deal, and some incredible WNCL performances. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Jan 20
The next gen take centre stage! U19s World Cup preview with Aussie coach Erin Osborne

The world's best female cricketers under the age of nineteen have descended on South Africa for a historic first ever ICC Women's U19 T20 World Cup! On this week's episode of the Scoop, Aussie coach Erin Osborne joins Em and LJ from Johannesburg to chat about the strengths of the squad, how preparations are going, as well as outlining how valuable a World Cup experience will be for the next generation of Aussie superstars. LJ and Em also chat about Australia's bombshell World Cup selection in picking Georgia Wareham, ponder whether Ellyse Perry is in the form of her life, and share some thoughts on the upcoming ODI and T20I series' against Pakistan. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Jan 12
Grace Harris takes out!

Grace Harris is 'absolutely frothing' her time in Mumbai...on and off the pitch! She joins LJ and Em on the Scoop to chat about her adventures with Wello, why she's loving her role in the middle order with the Aussies and what's planned for Harris Christmas. The Aussies have secured a series win against India, with one game to play on Wednesday evening. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Dec 19, 2022
Kim Garth on moving across the world to become an Aussie cricketer

In 2020, Irish-born cricketer Kim Garth packed her bags and made the bold call to move across the world to Victoria, Australia to follow her dream of becoming a full-time, professional cricketer. Two years later, the dream became a reality as Kim was handed Aussie T20I cap No.58 by Ellyse Perry. Kim joins Em and LJ on the Scoop from Mumbai where she explains in detail how she landed on the decision to move to Australia, how difficult it was living through Melbourne's covid lockdowns as well as how special it's been to have her parents on deck in Mumbai for her Aussie debut. After a thrilling start to the series which is level at one game apiece, LJ also gives a thorough update from the ground in Mumbai as the Aussies look to get back on track after a crazy Super Over loss in front of 45,000 people. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Dec 13, 2022
Heather Graham wraps up WBBL|08, looks ahead to India tour

The WBBL|08 season wrapped up in spectacular fashion at North Sydney Oval as the Adelaide Strikers captured their first ever WBBL title! But there's no rest for Australia's premier cricketers, with the Aussie women's team setting sail for India on Sunday to play five T20s that will serve as crucial preparation for the T20 World Cup in February. Joining hosts Em and LJ on the Scoop this week is Heather Graham, one of three additions to Australia's squad to travel to India. Heather shares the story of being on the bus with her Hurricanes teammates when she got the call from national selector Shawn Flegler, what it's been like watching her partner Em Smith transition from cricket to life as an AFLW player, as well as shares her thoughts on how the Hurricanes can build on a promising WBBL|08 season. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Dec 02, 2022
Then there were two! Kate Peterson previews the WBBL|08 Final

After 58 games of the Weber WBBL|08 season, it's just the Sydney Sixers and the Adelaide Strikers left in the hunt for the trophy! With the Sixers looking to cap off a remarkable turnaround after finishing at the bottom of the table last season, and the Strikers seeking redemption after losing two finals in three years, there are some fascinating storylines building around this final. Em and LJ talk through the build-up to The Final before being joined by Sixers swing bowler Kate Peterson who has taken 11 wickets in three games after not getting a bat or bowl in her first five games. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Nov 25, 2022
Crunch time! WBBL|08 Finals preview

After 56 games of the Weber WBBL regular season, we're down to our four finalists! Ahead of the three finals taking place in Adelaide and Sydney this week, hosts LJ and Em offer their predictions on who wins the Eliminator between the Heat and the Hurricanes, and consider whether anyone can knock off the sky-high Sydney Sixers who will host The Final at North Sydney Oval on Saturday evening. To top off the WBBL Finals action, the Australian squad to travel to India for five T20Is was also named on Tuesday, with Kim Garth and Phoebe Litchfield the new faces. LJ and Em talk through the ins and outs, and how the Aussies might approach the tour ahead of the T20 World Cup in February. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Nov 22, 2022
Party tricks and spin supremacy: Get to know the ambidextrous Jemma Barsby

Adelaide Strikers spinner Jemma Barsby is having an excellent WBBL|08 season with the ball, having already collected 12 wickets in as many matches. Well-known for being able to bowl with both her right and left arm, the ambidextrous Barsby joins Em and LJ on the Scoop to explain the work she put in over the off-season that has helped build the confidence to switch to left-arm orthodox more frequently than ever this season. Jemma also chats about her sporty upbringing in Brisbane, why she loves taking time off to work a part-time job at a cafe, and how she landed in South Australia after a stint in Perth. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Nov 15, 2022
Celebrating First Nations Round with Emma Manix-Geeves

Big Bash First Nations Round is back! To celebrate, palawa woman and Hobart Hurricanes wicketkeeper-batter Emma Manix-Geeves joins Laura Jolly and Emily Collin to chat about discovering her Indigenous background later in life and the journey she's on to learn more about her culture. Emma also speaks in-depth about a rollercoaster two years that saw her go from being delisted by Tasmania, to scoring a century for her home state in the WNCL final. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Nov 08, 2022
Stars aligning: Lauren Winfield-Hill's fresh perspective

Since being dropped by England during the 2022 World Cup, Lauren Winfield Hill - who is currently playing for the Melbourne Stars - has been in the form of her life. Lauren joins Scoop Podcast hosts Laura and Em to chat about the 'collective spirit' of the young Stars group and why she believes the future is bright for young bowlers Sophie Day and Tess Flintoff. The Englishwoman also shares the story of her wife and former Brisbane Heat cricketer Courtney's pathway to representing England in the Rugby League World Cup and how the two balance their marriage as professional athletes in different sports. Finally, Lauren touches on how increased opportunities to play domestic cricket in England and overseas have allowed for a renewed approach to cricket, without the added pressure of reclaiming a spot in the national side. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Oct 31, 2022
The Burns return! Old hotmail gold, the WBBL mothers’ club and the sky-high Sixers with Erin Burns

After missing the entirety of WBBL|07 due to border closures, Sydney Sixers' middle-order dynamo Erin Burns is relishing her return in the magenta having shot to second spot on the WBBL|08 runs tally. Erin joined Scoop Podcast hosts Em and LJ to continue the conversation about old hotmail accounts, the additions of Sophie Ecclestone, Suzie Bates and Charlotte Edwards at the Sixers as well as the blossoming WBBL mothers' club. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Oct 25, 2022
It's back! Sophie Devine's 'Wicket Charity Challenge' set to light up Big Bash

Sophie Devine's Charity Challenge is back and it's better than ever! This season, the Perth Scorchers captain is challenging her Big Bash opponents to come up with the most outrageous wicket celebrations, then allowing the fans to vote for their favourites. She joins Em and LJ on the Scoop to explain how she came up with the concept, the ins and outs, and of course who she's tipping for the wildest wicket celebrations. Sophie also talks about the White Ferns' Bronze Medal winning Commonwealth Games campaign in Birmingham, as well as the experience of playing alongside Ellyse Perry and Sophie Molineux in The Hundred. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Oct 17, 2022
WBBL|08 bumper preview

The eighth season of the Weber WBBL gets underway on Thursday night in Mackay with a blockbuster clash between arch-rivals the Brisbane Heat and the Sydney Sixers. Before the action gets underway, allow hosts LJ and Em to get you up to speed on all the clubs as they chat about off-season moves, the match-winners, the underrated performers and whether or not they have finals potential. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Oct 12, 2022
Rachael Haynes on memories, experiences, motherhood and what's next

A month after announcing her retirement from international and state cricket, Rachael Haynes joins Scoop Podcast hosts Emily Collin and Laura Jolly on the show ahead of WBBL|08 which will be her final outing as a professional cricketer. Sydney Thunder fans will be stoked to hear that despite the "loose" preparations, Rach is fully embracing the "less is more" mindset, and even teased the possibility of a few switch hits to come to the fore during the season. Rach shares how she broke the news of her retirement to her teammates (2:40), the highs and lows of her international career (4:50), why the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean back in 2016 was her favourite ever tour (12:00), as well as what it meant to see her son Hugo and partner Leah waving down from the stands at Edgbaston after winning a Gold Medal (16:30). * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Oct 11, 2022
Century celebrations and uni college life with Phoebe Litchfield

On Sunday at North Sydney Oval, 19-year-old Phoebe Litchfield became the NSW Breakers' youngest ever centurion with a suburb 107 that powered her side to their first win of the WNCL season. On Tuesday morning, Phoebe was back in her university college dorm from where she joined Scoop Podcast hosts Laura Jolly and Emily Collin chat about everything from century celebrations, balancing college life with professional cricket and who's got the strongest Tik Tok game in Aussie cricket. Laura and Em also recap Queensland's hot start to the WNCL season and take a look at Australia's group for the upcoming T20 World Cup in South Africa getting underway in February. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Oct 04, 2022
New beginnings with Holly Ferling

Not only has Holly Ferling been a professional cricketer for almost a decade, the Queensland-born fast bowler has also established a career as one of cricket's most talented broadcasters through her work on Channel Seven's coverage of both the men's and women's games. It's hard to believe she's only 26! Holly joined Emily and Laura on the Scoop for a wide-ranging conversation about her new life in Canberra alongside the ACT Meteors, and the leadership experience she's gaining through working with the young squad. She also shares what it's like to work alongside some of the most experienced and professional broadcasters in cricket, and how she manages to balance her television commitments with the demands of being a professional cricketer. Holly - who is pumped to work alongside Sophie Devine and Shelley Nitschke at the Perth Scorchers this season - is one of the nicest people in cricket with a wonderful perspective on life and we hope you enjoy the chat! * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Sep 28, 2022
Sophie Molineux is back!

With the cricket season around the corner for Australia's top female players, so is The Scoop and kicking things off is Sophie Molineux who is ready to lead Victoria out as captain for the first time when the season gets underway this Friday. Sophie, who was sidelined for more than six months with a foot injury, made her long-awaited return to cricket in the UK playing for the Birmingham Phoenix in the The Hundred. She shares the unique insights she gained from playing under Sophie Devine, some cracking tales from her post-Hundred Europe holiday as well as the direction the young captain hopes to take both the Victorian and Renegades sides she leads. * Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

Sep 20, 2022
South Australian takeover: Megan Schutt and Amanda-Jade Wellington from the Village

It's a South Australian takeover from Birmingham on this week's episode of the Scoop, with Megan Schutt and Amanda-Jade Wellington joining Laura and Emily in Birmingham. The vibes are sky high in the Australian cricket camp after the team swept the group stage to set up an exciting semi-final clash with the White Ferns on Saturday. Shooter in particular is itching to have the new ball in her hand to bowl to White Ferns opening duo and her former Strikers teammates Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates. Meanwhile, Wellington has embraced the Commonwealth Games lifestyle to the absolute fullest, and has been spending any spare time on a pin collecting craze in the village. You'll have to listen for the full explainer from Wello! * See for privacy and opt-out information.

Aug 05, 2022
Inside the Athlete's Village with Beth Mooney

On this week's episode of the Scoop, Aussie batter Beth Mooney joins the show to share everything about the Aussie Cricket team's first foray into the Commonwealth Games village. From a rocky journey from Belfast, Rachael Haynes almost getting left behind, to meeting some Aussie sporting royalty, Beth is up-and-about ahead of Australia's blockbuster opening match against India on Friday. * See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 28, 2022
The curious case of Grace Harris' T20 recall

With the Australian team settled in to the UK and in the midst of the Tri-Series with Ireland and Pakistan, fan-favourite Grace Harris joins Laura and Em on the Scoop for a predictably fun and lively chat on everything from the local cuisine in Ireland, to her status as a cult-hero as well as her curious lack of action since her T20 recall. Grace earned a recall into the Australian T20 side during the 2022 Women's Ashes series and has since played in the four matches since her recall - but bizarrely, hasn't batted or bowled in any of them. Indeed, three of the four matches were washouts which had Grace's teammates pondering whether it was her return to the squad that had jinxed the team! Grace is one of the most loveable characters in Australian cricket and we hope you enjoy the chat. * See for privacy and opt-out information.

Jul 20, 2022
Legend turned coach: the Shelley Nitshcke story

* The Scoop returns for a third season just in time for Australia's tour to the UK including a tri-series in Ireland and a debut appearance in the Birmingham 22 Commonwealth Games! * * Kicking off proceedings alongside Laura and Emily is the great Shelley Nitshcke who joins the show for an extensive chat ahead of her first assignment as Interim coach of the Australian women's team. Shelley explains her slightly unconventional pathway to playing for Australia, how she overcame a rocky start in the national side to become one of the game's great allrounders. * * Shelley is a relaxed, loved and much-respected figure amongst the Australian team and we hope you enjoy getting to know Australia's new coach!

Jul 11, 2022
World Cup Final preview: Does Ellyse Perry play? Can England topple the mighty Australians?

* It's World Cup final eve! Laura and Emily are in Christchurch ahead of Sunday's decider at Hagley Oval, and have been keeping a close eye on the Australian team training, in particular Ellyse Perry as she looks to prove she is fit to play in the final after missing the semi-final due to a back complaint. * * Expert commentator and former spinner Kristen Beams also joins Laura and Emily to analyse the key match-ups, England's mindset after going winless against Australia all summer, as well as the selection conundrum the Australians will face should Perry return to the side. *

Apr 02, 2022
The knockouts are here! Alyssa Healy and Kristen Beams preview Australia's World Cup semi showdown

* We've reached the semi-final stage of the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup here in New Zealand, and on the eve of Australia's clash with the West Indies, Em and Laura were joined by superstar 'keeper-batter Alyssa Healy, as well as expert commentator Kristen Beams. * * Alyssa talks through how she preps for a big game like a World Cup semi, as well as sharing how the Aussie group responded to the devastating news that Ellyse Perry would again be absent from a World Cup semi-final. * * Kristen, Laura and Em discuss what the West Indies have to do to pull off a massive upset against Australia, where India went wrong as well as why they'd all love to see South Africa feature in their first World Cup final.

Mar 29, 2022
"When the marker's been set, there's no one better" Kristen Beams on why Meg Lanning is the chase queen

* Former Aussie spinner Kristen Beams has spent a lot of time with captain Meg Lanning on and off the cricket field, and this week joins Laura and Em to offer her insights into what it is about Meg's approach to cricket that constantly sees her rewriting her own records. * * Beamsy, Laura and Em also ponder whether there is any total this dominant Australian outfit can't chase down at the World Cup, how they'll look to build leading into the final round match against Bangladesh leading into the finals, as well as who might join Australia in the semi-finals. *

Mar 23, 2022
What Covid?! Ash Gardner's remarkable return to the Aussie team

* We're halfway through the ICC Women's Cricket and it's been a practically perfect start for the Australians - bar one thing: Ashleigh Gardner's positive Covid-19 result. * * Joining Em and Laura from Auckland, Ash admits she shed a tear when she saw the dreaded faint line appear on her Covid-19 rapid antigen test. * * However, knowing she couldn't change her fate, she explains how she had no option but to accept her situation and shift her focus to helping the team from afar while in quarantine, before making an impact upon return. * * Ash also speaks about the process of designing her exciting new range of bed linen, the future of the Ashleigh Gardner Foundation as well as how why she's so excited to come up against India in Australia's next World Cup contest. * * Former Aussie spinner Kristen Beams is also on deck to analyse Australia's hot start to the tournament, the points of difference offered by the two legspinners Alana King and Amanda-Jade Wellington, and what India have to get right to knock over the hot favourites Australia. *

Mar 17, 2022
The dynamics of tour life with the Aussies, as told by Nic Carey

* The ICC Women's Cricket World Cup is well and truly underway in New Zealand, and it's been the dream start for Australia who have notched up two wins from their first two matches! * * Joining hosts Laura and Em from New Zealand on this week's show is the hilarious Nicola Carey, who as well as sharing some tales from tour life with the Aussies, reflects on making her ODI World Cup debut against Pakistan. * * Nic shares her very relatable daily routine, explains why the addition of Grace Harris, Amanda-Jade Wellington and Alana King has been so good for the squad, as well as how her team will prepare for a huge clash with the White Ferns.

Mar 10, 2022