South Australian women honoured

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South Australian quintet Karen Rolton, Lyn Fullston, Shelley Nitschke, Faith Thomas and Joanne Broadbent have all been honoured for their cricketing achievements.

Rolton, a former South Australia Scorpion and Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars captain, was inducted into the South Australian Sport Hall of Fame at the Adelaide Convention Centre last month.

Once an ICC Female Player of the Year, Rolton averaged 55.66 in 14 Tests, which included a then record unbeaten 209 at Headingly against England in 2001.

Her 141 ODIs returned 4,814 runs at 48.14 and a crucial century in the 2005 World Cup Final to hand her the Player-of-the-Match award.

Just prior to the Adelaide Test, the Adelaide Oval lawns, located between the new Riverbank and Western grandstands and the indoor training centre, became the Lyn Fullston Lawns.

Fullston represented Australia in both cricket and netball, retiring as the only female Australian cricketer to take 100 international wickets.

Following her playing career, she spent much of her time out of the game coaching, until she passed away at the age of 52 after a losing her battle with cancer.

A special Women’s Hall of Fame area, featuring Rolton, Nitschke, Thomas and Broadbent, was also unveiled in the Adelaide Oval's Avenue of Honour just prior to the Pink Ball Test.