The growth of women's cricket in Tasmania and internationally has helped inspired Jacqui Triffitt to document its history in the state.
Former Tasmanian cricketer Triffitt, who was part of the first Tasmanian side to compete at a national championships in 1985-86 and has more than three decades of playing experience, is putting together the book On the Front Foot: The Rise of Tasmanian Women's Cricket, with tidbits from the North needed to help finish it off.
Women's cricket has a strong history In the North, Triffitt has discovered. For example, in 1943 there was a tour from a New South Wales schoolgirls team and a representative New South Wales team.
Triffitt's book will look to cover women's cricket in the state from the 1890s to 2010.
"I just wanted to document the history of women's cricket in Tasmania as I do feel there is this rich history with it,'' she said.
"I really want to bring the history alive and hear the stories from people whose grandmother or great grandmother might have played, and that is through the variety of eras.
"It is amazing now that women have a pathway and can play professionally in the sport that they love, which is the end result of the hard work done by the pioneers of women's cricket."
Triffitt said she had been working on the book for about three years, and she hoped to have it finished in about a month.
Anybody willing to contribute can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, on 0417 587 197 or via the History of Tasmanian Women's Cricket Facebook page.