Sydney Thunder is set to announce the winner of the Alex Blackwell Medal for WBBL|06 at the Cricket NSW Awards on Friday evening.
Here’s a closer look at the contenders for the player-voted award, won last year by young gun Hannah Darlington.
Bates was pivotal to Thunder’s success in WBBL|06 with her left-arm finger spin claiming 18 wickets at an impressive economy of 5.94.
Her best figures of 3-9 came against the Perth Scorchers, including the big wicket of Player of the Tournament Sophie Devine, and she also led Thunder to victory over the Brisbane Heat with a brilliant double-wicket maiden.
The talented teenager continued to make her presence felt in elite company…