Georgia Prestwidge found to have illegal bowling action
November 12, 2016
Cricket Australia (CA) has today advised that an analysis undertaken by the Biomechanics Department at the Bupa National Cricket Centre has found the bowling action of Queensland Fire player Georgia Prestwidge to be illegal and, as such, the bowler has been suspended from bowling in Cricket Australia sanctioned matches with immediate effect.
The assessment revealed that all deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of tolerance permitted under the regulations.
Prestwidge was reported in the WNCL match against Tasmania at AB Field on 13 October 2016.
The analysis was performed on 28 October at the Bupa National Cricket Centre, which is also an ICC accredited testing centre.
In line with the CA Doubtful Bowling Action Procedures, the Analysis was submitted to CA on Thursday 10 November with Prestwidge not able to submit for a re-assessment of her action for a minimum 90 days. During this time, Prestwidge is eligible to bowl at Premier Cricket level.