Ave Mogan

Full name: Ave Mogan
Ave Mogan 
Born: 17 Oct 1962
Batting: Left-hand batsman
Fielding: Right-arm off-spinner
Teams: Guyana Women (Var: 1977)
Clubs: All Stars (Georgetown); Caribbean Limers (Toronto); Pegasus (Toronto);

Female all-rounder Ave Mogan was a member of the All Stars Women's Cricket Club in Georgetown, Guyana, in the late 1970's, when she was in her early teens.

A stylish batsman and wily spinner, she repesented Guyana in the Caribbean Women's Cricket Competition in 1977. She was subsequently selected to join the Caribbean Women's Cricket Team on a tour of India but funds were not available.

In 1979 Ave migrated to Canada with her family and made history in 1980 as a 17-year-old, by becoming the first female player to participate in the Toronto & District Cricket Association (TDCA) competitions. She represented Caribbean Limers for 15 seasons in the TDCA league, winning four straight bowling titles. She was also captain of Limers - a feat in itself - considering that she was the only female in the team.

Ave also spent a decade with Pegasus, playing alongside former West Indies player and Canadian coach Larry Gomes and Canadian players Sunil Dhaniram and Austin Codrington.

In 2010 she was captain of the first ever women’s team, Kaisoca Ladies Cricket Club, to compete in the TDCA league. Kaisoca started out in the fourth division competition. Before Kaisoca's entry into the league, Ave was one of only three female players with TDCA league experience.

Since migrating to Canada, Ave was at the forefront of promoting women’s cricket in that country and in 2005 she was nominated for the International Cricket Council (ICC) Best Women’s Cricket Initiative award for promoting the game beyond its traditional borders.

Ave was recently inducted into the Cricket Canada Hall of Fame, Class of 2014, in the player category. Cricket Canada's website describes her as "as one of Canada's top women's cricketers of all time".