Lauren Agenbag Becomes First Woman to Officiate in South African First Class Cricket
Twenty-three year old South African Lauren Agenbag, after becoming the first ever woman to officiate in a T20 between South Africa and Sri Lanka at Cape Town earlier in February became the first female to officiate in a men’s first class game last week between Central Gauten Lions and Boland.
Agenbag has made swift strides in the world of cricket umpiring in a relatively short span of time, and was also included in ICC's all-female panel at the Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier Final and play-offs last month.
“Lauren has become a standard-bearer for women’s umpiring in South Africa,” CSA’s Acting Director of Cricket, Corrie van Zyl said on Tuesday. “She has shown that there is no limit to what can be achieved with the required dedication and determination to live one’s personal dreams.
“I am sure she will inspire others to follow the path she has set.”