A single leaf (176x114mm) containing, on one side only, the autographs of seventeen members of the Australian Women's Cricket Team that toured England in 1937. This is the entire touring party of sixteen players, captained by Margaret Peden, plus the manager Olive Peatfield. The three matches played between England and Australia in 1937 were the first women's Test matches played in this country, the inaugural series between the two teams having taken place in Australia when the English side toured in 1934/5. The series was a 1-1 tie. in the 1938 Wisden the series was described as follows: "If, ten years ago, anyone had suggested that Test Matches between women cricketers would take place in England, and that one day's play in such a game would attract five thousand spectators, the idea would have been laughed to scorn....The tour set a new standard in women's cricket. Unbelievable pace, for women, was achieved by bowlers of both sides, stamina and technique in batting showed a big advance, and the fielding and throwing evoked admiration. With the possession of outstanding players and capable legislators the women's game in England and Australia has an assured future". This collection of autographs is a memorial of a turning point in women's cricket.