Belinda Jane Clark AM (born 10 September 1970) 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.

Together with Karen Rolton, she has ensured that the Australian women's cricket team has been just as dominant as the men's in the 1990s Clark was named Wisden AustraliaCricketer of the Year in 1998, 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 took on a new role as manager of the Australian Cricket Academyin 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."

Career highlightsEdit

  • World Cup wins in 1997 and 2005 in South Africa, and the final in 2001
  • 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[3]
  • 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 ICC Women's Cricket World Cup'''' (1,151).
  • Australian record for Test runs (919) and ODI runs (4,844)
  • Australian record for most appearances as captain of Australia (101).

She was given an award for her excellence in 1994, when she became captain

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