ANYONE FOR CRICKET? Roz Kelly is host of Network Ten’s KFC Big Bash League and Rebel Women’s BBL on Ten, One or WIN from now until January.
ANYONE FOR CRICKET? Roz Kelly is host of Network Ten’s KFC Big Bash League and Rebel Women’s BBL on Ten, One or WIN from now until January.

Stars' Cars: Big Bash's Roz Kelly

THE Rebel Women's Big Bash League returned to our screens last weekend, with TEN Sport's Roz Kelly also making a welcome comeback to the network for the T20 cricket series.  

The reporter and presenter is juggling this new role with being a mum to one-year-old Arias and wife to South African cricketer Morne Morkel, but still found time to pad up and face our motoring questions.  

What was your first car?

A bright green Mazda 121. Commonly known as the jelly bean car on the streets but I called it my Mazderati. She lasted me 11 great years.  

Mazda 121.
Mazda 121.

What are you driving now?

Mostly a pram! But I've pimped it out with an attachable scooter that I can also cruise on. It even has speakers. They see us rollin'...  

What car did your family have growing up?

We are a big road trip family and always had Toyota LandCruisers as far back as I can remember. We drove all over the country on fantastic family adventures. I spent many hours digging the car out of sand dunes when dad got us bogged.  

Old Number One Landcruiser (the original Landcruiser imported into Australia) with the 100 Series Landcruiser in the Snowy Mountains.
Roz's family used Toyota LandCruisers as she was growing up.

What is your greatest frustration on the road?

Angry, aggressive drivers. I just smile and wave at them and hope some positivity rubs off. There's really more important things in life to get worked up over.  

Where's your favourite place in the world to drive?

I'm based in South Africa now and The Garden Route is spectacular. It takes my breath away every time I drive along it.  

Any preferred driving music?

I'm a sucker for anything old school.  

Who's your ideal road trip companion?

My husband and son. Although, like a typical man, my hubby doesn't trust to my navigation skills and we always get lost and end up blaming each other.  

What's your dream car?

I'm not really fussed on what I drive. As long as I get from A to B. But we actually do own a safari game viewer car in South Africa for our bush adventures. .. which for an Aussie is the biggest novelty ever!

Land Rover safari game viewer
Land Rover safari game viewer

Vital statistics  

Who: Roz Kelly.  

Resume: Completed a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and became reporter and presenter at Sky News Australia, Fox Sports and Nine Network. Worked on the London Olympics, Tour de France, Rugby World Cup, The Ashes and ASP World Tour, and was Nine News' main cricket reporter, hosted sport on Today, co-hosted Nine's Wide World of Sports and reported for travel show Getaway.  

Moved to Network Ten and reported on the XX Commowealth Games and 2014-15 KFC Big Bash League, then moved to South Africa with cricketer husband Morne Morkel and had baby Arias last year.  

See her: As host of Network Ten's KFC Big Bash League and Rebel Women's BBL on Ten, One or WIN from now until January.    

TEN's Roz Kelly.
TEN's Roz Kelly. Nigel Wright