Howzat! Victoria breaks boundary as first female cricket presenter

Congratulations to Centre for Journalism graduate Victoria Polley who has just become the first female presenter of the county cricket programme Around The Wicket at BBC Essex.

Victoria has been a sports reporter for the BBC since she was 17, and she regularly returned home to do shifts during her three years at the Centre for Journalism.

Her new role is a career landmark, in a summer which has been defined by the regular appearance of female pundits and commentators in coverage of the FIFA World Cup.

Listen to Victoria’s show onĀ iPlayer Radio here.

We wish her luck for a long innings in the presenter’s chair.