West Australian, The – A hero with the bat long before women’s cricket took off in Australia, former national captain Belinda Clark is about to receive her highest honour.

Summary

  • A hero with the bat long before women’s cricket took off in Australia, former national captain Belinda Clark is about to receive her highest honour.
  • The prolific batswoman, widely considered Australia’s best female player, will receive an Order of Australia (AO) medal at a ceremony at Melbourne’s Government House on Tuesday.
  • As a player, Clark represented Australia from 1991 to 2005, captaining the women’s team for a record 11 years.
  • In 2011, Clark became the second woman to be inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame, having already been recognised by the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and Cricket Australia Hall of Fame.
  • The annual awards for the best female cricketer in NSW and Australia are both named after Ms Clark.


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