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Sport Off-field cap for cricket's Belinda Clark

21:46  16 april  2018
21:46  16 april  2018 Source:   msn.com

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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 annual awards for the best female cricketer in NSW and Australia are both named after Ms Clark .

Test caps . Belinda Clark was a giant of the Australian game both on and off the field , where she combined the roles of player and captain with that of chief executive of Women' s Cricket Australia.

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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.

She was appointed the Order in January.

She is being recognised for her service as a player and captain, as well as her work off the pitch as an administrator and role model for young sportswomen.

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Belinda Jane Clark AO (born 10 September 1970) is an Australian former international cricketer , who played international cricket for Australian women' s national team from 1991 to 2005. She was the only batter to score a double century in a women' s One Day International when she scored 229* against

As the team captain, Clark opened the batting. She’s a natural leader and her strength and passion on the field has transferred to what she now does off the field . The Belinda Clark award is now Women’s Cricket ’ s highest honour.

As a player, Clark represented Australia from 1991 to 2005, captaining the women's team for a record 11 years. During her captaincy, the side won 84 of 101 games and two World Cup titles.

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.

She will be joined by a host of award recipients recognised for their efforts in science, sport, the arts and the community, including former Sportsgirl CEO David Bardas, Village Roadshow's Graham Burke and former Victorian MP Bill Baxter.

Governor of Victoria Linda Dessau will present the awards.

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