Mullygrubbers, googlies and yorkers.
The girls of Telopea Park School were well acquainted with these ball delivery tactics, yet they were refused permission to take part in a major ACT primary schools' cricket competition.
The story featured on the front page of The Canberra Times 37 years ago, as the ACT Primary Schools' Sports Association rules did not allow girls to compete in interschool knockouts or in district competitions for sports designated for boys only.
These included cricket, soccer, rugby league, rugby union, and hockey.
The ban was a blow for the girls, who were well represented in the school's cricket team.
The president of the ACTPSSA, Ron Burns, said the association would give serious consideration to its policy governing the participation of girls in sports traditionally considered to be the realm of boys, as there was growing awareness that it could be seen as discriminatory.
Research had shown that many of the objections levelled against female participation in "boys only" sports were unfounded, and girls were as competent as boys in such sports and often as strong as boys of the same age.
Featured in the photos were Tegan Owen, 11, Kyla Davies, 11 and Olivia Coldrey, 10, of Telopea Park School, practicing their bowling skills.