Belinda Clark biography

Belinda Clark

Cricket Player

1970 –

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Who is Belinda Clark?

Belinda Jane Clark AM is a former 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 ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

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.

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.

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.

Clark became the first female player inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame during the 2014 Allan Border Medal ceremony.

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Born
Sep 10, 1970
Australia
Nationality
  • Australia

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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