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.
1. Heather Knight (21.5 points)
2. Hannah Darlington (19 points)
3. Shabim Ismail (16.5 points)
4. Sammy-Jo Johnson (16 points)
WBBL|05 – Hannah Darlington
WBBL|04 – Rachel Priest
WBBL|03 – Rachael Haynes
WBBL|02 – Harmanpreet Kaur
WBBL|01 – Stafanie Taylor