Fritz makes match referee debut at iconic Wanderers

Shandre Fritz at the toss today flanked by Imperial Lions captain Nicky van den Bergh and Hollywoodbets Dolphins captain Marques Ackerman

Shandre Fritz at the toss today flanked by Imperial Lions captain Nicky van den Bergh and Hollywoodbets Dolphins captain Marques Ackerman

SHANDRE FRITZ broke new ground for women’s match officials when she started her first appointment as a Cricket South Africa (CSA) match referee for first-class matches during the Four-Day Domestic Series match between the Imperial Lions and the Hollywoodbets Dolphins at the iconic Imperial Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg today.


Fritz, a former national captain and South African Women’s Cricketer of the Year, was appointed to the Match Referees Panel at the start of the current season.


As a player she represented the Proteas in 85 white-ball international matches between 2003 and 2014, captaining the country on several occasions. In addition, she became the first South African to score a century in international T20 cricket and was honoured as South African Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2012.