Vale Wendy Weir AM
December 02, 2020
Cricket Australia have paid tribute to former Australian and New South Wales cricketer, Wendy Weir AM who passed away late Saturday afternoon at age 72.
A left-arm orthodox spinner and strong right-hand middle-to-lower order batter, Weir played two Test for Australia and was part of Australia’s One-Day International squad that competed at the inaugural One-Day World Cup on 1973. She also played a crucial role as Australian selector from 1995 to 2008.
Weir played more than 30 matches for New South Wales and captained her state in 1978, and it was here she made significant contributions off field and became a Cricket NSW Life Member.
She was Treasurer of the NSW Women’s Cricket Association for 23 years between 1972 and 1995 before serving eight years as President. Working with then CEO David Gilbert and Chairman Bob Horsell OAM, Weir was pivotal to the integration of men’s and women’s cricket in NSW across a two-year period from 2002 to 2004.
Weir was a state selector for the NSW women’s team for 16 years from 1985 to 2001 and was made a member of the Order of Australia in June 2002 for her services to women’s cricket as an administrator, particularly through the New South Wales Women’s Cricket Association.
As she did in cricket, Ms Weir gave much of her time working with the Sisters of Mercy in Brooklyn, on the Central Coast, helping girls lead better lives.