JULIA PRICE (151)
Occupation: Cricket Coach
Qualifications: Level II Cricket Coach
Australian Playing Statistics
Led the competition with 15 dismissals at the four-nation one-day international tournament in January/February.
Moved to third on Australia's list of all-time Test wicket-keepers (20 dismissals) following her eight dismissals against England in February, behind current Australian chairperson of selectors Marg Jennings (24 dismissals) and former coach Chris Matthews (58 dismissals).
Writes the Australian tour diary for team mates and the Southern Stars website.
Travelled to Holland in the off-season as Scotland's team manager and assistant coach as it contested a series of qualifying matches for the 2005 World Cup to be staged in South Africa.
Along with team mate Melanie Jones, is collecting second-hand cricket equipment to deliver to developing female cricket players in Zimbabwe.
A Cricket Australia level two cricket coach.
Most admired sportsperson: Not one in particular - Lleyton Hewitt, Karrie Webb, Cathy Freeman
Most memorable game & why? World Cup 1997 as we played in front of 80,000 people at Eden Gardens in Calcutta and won
Greatest influence on career:
How did you start playing cricket? Saw it on television when the Australian women were playing the English in the Bicentennial test in Sydney and decided to give it a go after years of backyard cricket with my neighbours
Cricket ambition: To help the Konica QLD Fire when a National Title and contiue playing for Australia successfully and re-establish ourselves at no. 1 in the world
Where will women's cricket be in 10 years time? I would imagine it will be in a more professional environment for women. The English women's team are starting to get paid now and the Indian women have been semi-professional for quite a few years now
Hobbies/Interests: Travel, golf, supporting the QLD Reds and Wallabies, trying to justify supporting Carlton whilst living in Brisbane
Favourite food: Cheese and anything that is on the banned diet list (Greek spinach and fetta pie as well)
Favourite drink: Milo
Favourite movie: The Omen Trilogy, Much Ado About Nothing, Planes, Trains and Automobiles
Favourite book: Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen, Tigana - Guy Gavriel Kay
Favourite song: Sexual healing - Marvin Gaye
What was your first job? Working in a chemist part-time at 15 or 16 I think
What makes you laugh? My friends, clever humour, The Panel, The Late Show, D-Generation, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (the movie), Warwick Todd diaries
How do you relax? A quiet beer with friends, barbeques, golf, floating in my grandmother's pool with a book
Travel experience: Due to cricket I have had the opportunity to travel quite extensively. Everywhere from India, Nepal, Thailand, to Europe, England, Ireland, to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya and Uganda
Name 3 people you would most like to invite to a dinner party: Judith Lucy, Ron Sitch, Glenn Robbins
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