Jessica Cameron wins Belinda Clark Award

Melbourne, Feb 4: Australia woman cricketer Jessica Cameron has won the Belinda Clark Award at the 2013 Allan Border Medal here Monday.

The Victorian polled 41 votes to beat fellow Victorian Meg Lanning (36 votes) and all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar (26).

The right-hand bat played a total of 15 matches in the voting period, amassing 525 runs at an average of 52.50 with a superb strike-rate of 118.51.

It is Cameron’s maiden Belinda Clark Award following retired all-rounder Shelley Nitschke’s four consecutive wins from 2009 to 2012.

The award caps a fantastic 12 months for Cameron. She won Player of the Match in the final of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka last October. Her batting efforts helped Australia claim its second straight ICC World Twenty20 title with the match decided on the final ball.

The voting period for the award includes all one-day international and Twenty20 international matches played between Feb 4 to Dec 19, 2012.

IANS