Before the shutdown.

I was fortunate to attend the final of the Women’s T20 World Cup which was held at the MCG in Melbourne. This was before the shut down of events due to COVID 19.  I had planned a weekend where I would attend The Melbourne Rebels Super Rugby match on the Saturday and the cricket on the Sunday and catch the train home on Monday.

The weekend started off with a lovely dinner with my daughter and granddaughter who had come from home to meet me in Melbourne for dinner.  It was such a lovely start to the weekend.

The rugby on Saturday was great as my team won.  I haven’t been to many games where my team have actually won so that was an added bonus.

Sunday was a fantastic day as the Women’s Cricket had been advertising the day as The Big Dance and they were hoping to break the record for attendance at a women’s sporting event.  The aim was to fill the MCG with 90,000 spectators.  I think most people thought this was pie in the sky as attendances at previous matches had been nowhere near that.

There was also the draw card of having Katy Perry performing at the beginning and end of the match.  I was amazed at how many people turned up to the match which was held on International Women’s Day.

The crown number was not quite enough to break the record with a total of 86,174. It was great to be a part of it.

Even better was the fact that the Australian women won.  Well done.  So good to see women’s sport being supported wholeheartedly.


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