Longlisted for The Cricket Society and M.C.C. Book Of The Year Award 2014 Not enough has been written about women's cricket. This may have been understandable in the early and middle part of the last century, when women s cricket existed in a twilight world, regarded as a sporting occupation for ladies who could perhaps be most tactfully described as unconventional. However, now that it is one of the fastest growing sports in the world it is surely time for a critical reevaluation. Skirting the Boundary fills the yawning gap in cricket literature. The best place to begin is at the beginning, when ladies made their first mark in cricket in the late 18th century amid frantic betting and rowdy crowd scenes. Then on to the highs and lows of the 19th and 20th centuries and culminating in our 21st century heroines, who are dominating world cricket and are on the cusp of going professional. It traces the history of the ladies game, delving into a sometimes murky past and revealing the recent explosion in its popularity. Skirting the Boundary brings to light some of the more remarkable and interesting stories and women who have had some sort of love affair with this great game. These notable and sometimes controversial figures have dared to cross the boundary into this male-dominated world.