Since becoming an umpire in 2012, Gibbons has officiated in the last three WBBL seasons, as well as a number of Under 17s Male and Under 18s Female championship campaigns.

Gibbons said she is really excited about the match and what it will mean for female umpiring too.

“It’s a really exciting thing to be a part of. There are lots of opportunities for females in umpiring now, she said.

“This Friday will be a great opportunity to showcase what is possible for women if they want to start umpiring.”

Gibbons made her Alcohol. Think Again Premier Cricket First Grade debut in 2016-17 season.

She was also the first female umpire ever to officiate in a First Grade senior men’s match in WA. 

Gibbons said her umpiring career has helped her in all facets of life.

“Premier Cricket has been instrumental in my umpiring development. It has given me opportunities to experience high quality cricket and respond to the expectations that come with it," she said.

“Umpiring is a really good way to be involved in cricket. As someone who hasn’t played, it is a great way to be involved in a sport I have loved my whole life.

“You get to meet a lot of great people and make a lot of good friends out of it.”

If you are interested in umpiring the West Australian Cricket Association is holding a female-only Community Accreditation course on Tuesday 26 November, 6.30-8.00pm at the WACA Ground.

Click here to find out more.