Belinda Jane Clark (born 10 September 1970) is a former AM female Australian cricketer, who played international cricket from 1991 to 2005. She was the first person to score a double century in a women's One Day International. In 2011, she was inducted into the [1 ] ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. [2 ]
Clark captained the
Australian women's cricket team from 1994 to her retirement in 2005. In 1998 Clark was named Wisden Australia Cricketer of the Year., and has captained the Australian women's Test side since 1994. She was also chief executive of Women's Cricket Australia. Clark played one Women's Twenty20 International and 89 Women's National Cricket League matches. [3 ]
On 16 September 2005, Clark announced her retirement after playing in 118
one-day internationals and 15 Tests. She holds Australia's record for Test and ODI runs and also for ODI appearances. [4 ]
After her retirement, Clark took on a new role as manager of the
Australian Cricket Academy in Brisbane.
She was appointed a Member of the
Order of Australia in the Australia Day honours list in January 2000, "for service to cricket, particularly through the Australian Women's Cricket Team, and to the promotion and development of the game for women and girls."
Clark was inducted into the
Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2011. [5 ]
Clark became the first female player inducted into the
Australian Cricket Hall of Fame during the 2014 Allan Border Medal ceremony.
As of 2014
National Cricket Centre in Brisbane. There she has overseen not only the development of the [6 ] Southern Stars but an increasing level of interaction, communication and shared training among male and female cricketers at the top level. [7 ]
Clark is manager of the
Career highlights [ edit ]
World Cup wins in 1997 and 2005 in South Africa, and the final in 2000 Most Test runs by an Australian (919)
Highest individual ODI score of 229 not out against
Denmark in Mumbai in 1997 Women's Cricket World Cup [8 ] First double centurion (of either gender) in a One Day International among all men and women cricket formats.
Most runs by an Australian in the
(1,151). ICC Women's Cricket World Cup Australian record for Test runs (919) and ODI runs (4,844)
Australian record for most appearances as captain of Australia (101).
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