With the 20th Cricket NSW awards upon on us, we can announce the four finalists for the coveted Belinda Clark Medal.

Ashleigh Gardner

Gardner took home the Belinda Clark Medal at the Australian Cricket Awards earlier in the year after consistently superb performances at domestic and international level.

Despite spending a majority of the WNCL season away with the Australian side, Gardner still managed to play an important role in her three appearances for the Breakers, taking 3 wickets and accumulating 81 runs including a half-century. Gardner was also one to watch throughout the WBBL season, taking 7 wickets and notching 197 runs.

Maitlan Brown

A breakout season for Brown saw her called up to the Australia A squad that played alongside the Women’s Ashes series.

The pace bowler made an impact for the Breakers, taking 9 crucial wickets in only 7 matches. Likewise, Brown dominated the WBBL competition with her pace and swing taking 8 wickets in 13 matches.

Sammy-Jo Johnson

The experienced medium-fast bowler fired for both the Breakers and Sydney Thunder over the season.

10 wickets in 11 WBBL outings and 9 wickets in 5 WNCL fixtures. There’s no wonder the NSW Breakers appointed Johnson as their captain for the final few WNCL matches.

Phoebe Litchfield

NSW’s young gun proved to be exactly that this season. Consistency with the bat earned Litchfield a call up to the Australia A side that played coincidingly with the Women’s Ashes series.

119 runs in a handful of WNCL innings made Phoebe a handful for opposition bowlers. Litchfield was also second on the Sydney Thunder runs-scorers list after accruing 263 runs throughout the season.