BBL 11: Hobart Hurricanes’ Ben McDermott Named Participant Of Event

BBL 11: Hobart Hurricanes’ Ben McDermott named participant of the event.© Twitter

Hobart Hurricanes batter Ben McDermott has been named the Large Bash League (BBL) 11 Participant of the Event after a record-breaking season opening the batting. McDermott turned the primary participant in BBL historical past to attain centuries in consecutive matches, plundering 110 not out in opposition to the Adelaide Strikers on December 27 earlier than backing that up 48 hours later with 127 in opposition to the Melbourne Renegades. In doing so, the 27-year-old turned the primary participant to attain three profession BBL centuries, narrowly lacking out on one other when scoring 93 in opposition to the Brisbane Warmth on January 8.

Trent Woodhill, Large Bash Leagues’ Participant Acquisition and Cricket Marketing consultant, mentioned: “After displaying moments of brilliance all through his BBL profession, it was improbable to see Ben McDermott assemble a record-breaking season for the Hurricanes. His transfer again to the highest of the order was a masterstroke and he made probably the most of his alternative in opposition to the brand new ball. His energy and timing was a delight to look at.”

The Hurricanes opener ended BBL|11 with 577 runs – the fourth-highest single-season tally in BBL historical past – at 48.08 apiece and a strike charge of 153.86. He at present sits 90 runs away from Adelaide’s Matt Quick within the BKT Golden Bat standings, with Quick resulting from line up in The Challenger on the SCG on Wednesday night time.

McDermott’s prolific season noticed him break into the all-time prime 10 run-scorer’s record because the.netpetition’s inception, along with his cumulative tally now sitting at 2139 runs from 74 video games. He additionally turned the fourth participant to hit 100 BBL sixes throughout this season’s ultimate dwelling and away recreation in opposition to the Melbourne Stars.


The BBL|11 Participant of the Event is voted on by match officers on the 56 dwelling and away matches all through the season. McDermott tallied 25 votes to complete three away from Melbourne Stars pair Joe Clarke and Glenn Maxwell, who tied for second place with 22 votes every.

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