Born on 5th May 1964 in Brisbane, Queensland, former Test and ODI player for Australia Glenda Hall’s career began in Canberra.
While born in Queensland, Glenda’s senior cricket began when she represented ACT (Canberra) in the Australian Women’s Cricket Championships in 1981/82. Opening the batting in her debut against Victoria, Glenda was clean bowled by Sharon Tredrea for one. No shame in being dismissed by that bowler!
Armed with her leg-break bowling, Glenda was an all round package and caught the eyes of the national selectors when they were putting together a team for a Test and ODI tour to India in 1983/84 under the captaincy of Jill Kennare.
That trip was a ground-breaking tour for Australia’s women’s cricket team. It would be the first Test tour by the Australian team to India. They played four Tests and four ODIs and it was here that Glenda made her international debut and indeed many friendships on tour.
Glenda played in the second ODI and the third and fourth Test matches. She took just the one wicket in Tests, that of Sudha Shah at Ahmedabad.
Following the India tour Glenda would not see international cricket for four years, playing her second and last ODI at the Basin Reserve in 1987/88 against New Zealand.