Taking to the field for a rebel WBBL|04 match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Melbourne Stars at Adelaide Oval on Sunday, the pair are pioneers for females in umpiring.
This season, Sheridan became the first female umpire to be appointed to the South Australian State Umpire Panel.
Sheridan joined the Panel following a busy 2017-18 season which included appointment to both the CA Under 18 and CA Under 15 Female National Championships.
Last season, she also made history by becoming the first woman to umpire a West End First Grade Premier Cricket men’s match and then became the first woman to umpire a West End Men’s First Grade final.
Polosak, a member of the CA Supplementary Umpire Panel, is no stranger to significant milestones, having been the first female umpire to officiate in an on-field role in an Australian men’s domestic match in 2017.
The 30-year-old has also recently returned home from the 2018 Women’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies, where she also became the first female on-field umpire to officiate a final in the history of the tournament.
Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts acknowledged Polosak and Sheridan’s joint appointment as a significant milestone for Australian cricket.
“Claire and Eloise have established themselves as two of Australia’s leading female umpires and it’s fantastic to see all their hard work continue to pay off,” Mr Roberts said.
“This is another great step forward for cricket, where we’re continuing to strive towards our aspiration of being Australia’s leading sport for women and girls.
“On behalf of everyone in Australian Cricket, we wish them the very best for this match and look forward to seeing them on the field.”
The WBBL match between the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars will be broadcast live this Sunday from 1pm ACST on FOX Cricket and the Seven Network.