Zoë Goss
1968 | Player

Zoë Goss is Western Australia’s greatest female all-rounder.

A powerful and stylish batter and medium-fast bowler, Zoe made her senior debut for WA at the age of 16 in 1984-85, later captaining the State for five seasons. In 116 games for WA.

Zoë scored 3793 runs at an average of 38 and captured 152 wickets at 20 – both records at the time of her retirement. Zoë was named WA’s Senior Player of the Year a record 10 times.

Her international career spanned 13 years. Making her debut in 1987, Zoë played in four World Cups including Australia’s triumph in 1988.

In 65 one-day internationals Zoë amassed 1099 runs at 30 while capturing 64 wickets at 19. Zoe also represented Australia in 12 Test matches, scoring 280 runs at 23 and taking 20 wickets at 26.

Appearing in a bushfire charity match at the SCG in 1994 Zoe claimed the wicket of world record holder Brian Lara, a feat that captured headlines worldwide and was instrumental in a surge in the popularity of the women’s game.

Her name is immortalized with the Zoë Goss Medal being awarded each year to WA’s best female cricketer. Zoe was awarded WACA Cricket Life Membership in 2014.

Daryl Foster OAM
1938 | Coach

Daryl Foster OAM is one of the greatest coaches the State has produced

Daryl has made an outstanding and unique contribution to Western Australia cricket for five decades.

In an exceptional record between 1974-95 he coached WA to nine Sheffield Shield titles and six domestic one-day titles, an achievement unique in the State’s First-Class cricket history.

An innovator when it came to coaching, one of the key areas he influenced was the improvement in fielding, revolutionised the way players trained.

A lecturer in human movement at the UWA, he was pivotal in the scientific analysis of bowling actions with international rules, contributing to the UWA Cricket Academy becoming a world leading ICC accredited facility.

Daryl’s skills were highly sought after within the sport with coaching stints in county cricket and a role with the Indian MRF Pace Foundation.

Daryl held many administrative positions, served as chair of the WA selection panel, and sat on the Board of Cricket Australia. In 1991 Daryl Foster was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia and in 1993 received Honorary Life Membership of the WACA.