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Kiwi breaks the grass ceiling Meg Lay may say she just cuts grass for a living, but she’s stamping her mark on sports grounds around the UK, and now at the spiritual home of cricket, Lord’s. Kristy Havill reports.

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Kiwi breaks the grass ceiling

After spearheading the first all-female team of groundstaff to produce a professional cricket wicket, Kiwi Meg Lay is becoming one of the most recognisable faces in this important aspect of the sport in the UK.

Kiwi breaks the glass ceiling

After spearheading the first all-female team of groundstaff to produce a professional cricket wicket, Kiwi Meg Lay is becoming one of the most recognisable faces in this important aspect of the sport in the UK.

It wasn’t just any old strip of grass the 27-year-old from the Canterbury town of Irwell prepared with her team for the game last July.

It was the pitch for the first Ashes T20 international between England and Australia women at Edgbaston, if you don’t mind.

Since then, Lay’s star has continued to rise.

She put herself on the map when she joined Gloucestershire County Cricket Club’s (GCCC) groundstaff in 2022 – when it was still extremely rare to see a woman in the profession.

Read the full story below:

Kiwi breaks the grass ceiling (newsroom.co.nz)

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