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Consecutive MVP crowns for dominant Devine

29 March 2019

Sophie Devine has claimed the club's WBBL Most Valuable Player award for the second consecutive season

Powerful allrounder Sophie Devine has stormed to her second consecutive Strikers WBBL Most Valuable Player award after another dominant summer in blue.

The title caps off a superb rebel WBBL|04 campaign for the New Zealander, who cemented her status as one of the world’s most devastating players with bat and ball.

Devine finished the home and away season with 556 runs behind only WBBL|04 leading runscorer Ellyse Perry of the Sydney Sixers.

She became the first player – female or male – to hit 1,000 Big Bash runs for the Strikers and is the club’s top all-time runscorer with 1,405 from 50 WBBL matches.

WBBL MVP - Sophie Devine

Her power with the bat is unparalleled. Devine hit the three biggest individual scores by a Striker this summer with totals of 99*, 95 and 89 and led the League for sixes by crushing 19 maximums and consolidating her place as the best six-hitter in WBBL history.

Devine also led the way with the ball, claiming a club-high 14 wickets in WBBL|04 including a match-winning five-wicket haul against the Stars – the first by a Striker in WBBL history and the only five-fa of the tournament.

She was deservingly voted by her peers as runner-up Player of the Tournament and was named in the WBBL Team of the Tournament for a second straight season.

Devine’s efforts off the pitch were just as impressive. Devine championed the #headbandchallenge across social media which helped raise thousands of dollars for various charities in need throughout the WBBL season.

Summer of Strikers

STRIKERS WBBL MOST VALUABLE PLAYER WINNERS
WBBL|04: Sophie Devine
WBBL|03: Sophie Devine
WBBL|02: Megan Schutt
WBBL|01: Sarah Taylor