The first century scored by a woman is in
Test Cricket format, and the century was scored by “Myrtle Ethel Maclagan”. She
played for England Cricket Team, and made the first century against
Australia, on January 4, 1935.
She made the first century at Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. Total
she scored 119 runs in that particular inning. She played her first Test Match in 1934. She was one of the best Women Cricket Player of that time. As well as,
she was the only women player who holds the record in cricket to open the Bating and open the Bowling in the same Test Match.
In her Cricketing career, she played a total of 14 matches and bowled total 3432 bowls. She is a Right Arm Off-Spin bowler. She made her debut against Australia, on December 28, 1934. In her career, she played a total of 14 matches and scored a total of 1007 runs. Overall, she made 2 Centuries and 6 half-centuries in her cricketing career
. While playing the role of the bowler, she took a total of 60 wickets, as well as, took 5 wicket hall thrice in her career. Her best bowling figure in a single match is of 7/10. She also led the
England Women Team as the Captain
. She played her last Test Match against Australia on July 31, 1951.
Myrtle Ethel Maclagan was a Britisher but was born in Ambala, United Provinces, India. She was born on April 2, 1911.
She has been awarded the “Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” for her Army Services, in the year 1966. She was also the participant player of the first Women’s Test Match played in 1934. She died at the age of 81 years, on March 11, 1993, at Surrey in England.