Australia Congratulates Women's Team and Meg Lanning on Women's Health Women in Sport Awards

Australia Congratulates Women's Team and Meg Lanning on Women's Health Women in Sport Awards
Australia Congratulates Women's Team and Meg Lanning on Women's Health Women in Sport Awards
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Cricket Australia (CA) has congratulated the Australian Women’s Team on being named the A Team of The Year at the Women’s Health Women in Sport Awards in Sydney last night.

Further congratulations were extended to captain Meg Lanning who took home the Leadership Legend Award.

Lanning’s side has gone from strength to strength over the past 12 months, claiming its fourth ICC Twenty20 World Cup, retaining the Women’s Ashes, and claiming consecutive ICC Women’s Championships.

The number one ranked team in both the 20 and 50-over formats, Australia has won 28 of 30 matches since July last year including a record 18 consecutive One-Day International victories.

Lanning also had a year to remember, hitting an unbeaten 133 off 63 balls against England during the Ashes, breaking the record for the highest individual score in women’s T20 Internationals.

With the most ODI centuries already against her name, Lanning became the youngest player, male or female, to reach 13 One-Day International centuries scoring 121 against the West Indies in September.

Cricket Australia Chief Executive Kevin Roberts said:

“On behalf of Australian Cricket, I’d like to congratulate the Australian Women’s Team, captain Meg Lanning, coach Matthew Mott and all the support staff on another stellar 12 months.

“This team is one of Australia’s most successful sporting teams. The way the players conduct themselves both on and off the field is thoroughly deserving of recognition.

“They are wonderful roles models and continue to play a vital role in inspiring communities and encouraging more kids to get involved in cricket.

“The profile of the women’s game continues to grow, as we see six in 10 young players signing up for cricket today are girls, and there’s no doubt that this team can take a lot of the credit.”

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