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Knight wins Alex Blackwell Medal

23 April 2021

Heather Knight // Getty Images

Star recruit voted Player of the Tournament by Thunder teammates

Heather Knight has crowned a memorable debut season for Sydney Thunder by being awarded the Alex Blackwell Medal for WBBL|06.

Recruited from the Hobart Hurricanes, the experienced England captain played a pivotal role in Thunder’s title-winning campaign.

Knight scored a career-best 446 runs – the most runs ever made by a Thunder batter in one WBBL season – and claimed 10 wickets.

She declared her intent to dominate the opposition early in the season with a brilliant 83 from just 39 deliveries against the Adelaide Strikers at Sydney Showground Stadium.

As a result of her standout performances, Knight was named in the WBBL|06 Team of the Tournament and voted the third-best Player of the Tournament.

Check out the video below to hear from Knight after she hit the winning runs in Thunder’s WBBL|06 title victory.

Runners Up

1. Heather Knight (21.5 points) 

2. Hannah Darlington (19 points)

3. Shabim Ismail (16.5 points)

4. Sammy-Jo Johnson (16 points)

Previous Winners

WBBL|05 – Hannah Darlington

WBBL|04 – Rachel Priest

WBBL|03 – Rachael Haynes

WBBL|02 – Harmanpreet Kaur

WBBL|01 – Stafanie Taylor