Women's cricket has recently received a boost in profile and investment - with Twenty20 competitions spawning from the Men's equivalent in Australia and England - as well as enhanced support for international players in most leading countries.
While this has increased opportunities, most players are still juggling employment alongside their cricket. Erin Bermingham is lucky to have shaped her career, on and off the park, with her two of her passions.
Memberzone caught up with Erin at a recent White Ferns training camp in Christchurch.
International cricket is faced with multiple choices and challenges.
Cricket derives the bulk of its income from international competition and therefore the 3500+ professional players, as well as administrators and employees in the game worldwide, rely on the economic engine-room that is international cricket for their livelihoods.
However, the international product is cluttered, lacking in context, confusing, unbalanced and frequently subject to change. It is time for Collective Thinking....
Memberzone recently caught up with former Blackcap and Otago legend (although never forgetting his Hamilton roots) - Martyn Croy.
'Crosya' has been involved in the high performance area of sport for some time in his role with High Performance Sport NZ and he provides us with a unique insight into his working life.
We caught up with the man himself just at the Olympics are about to kick into gear.