Ben McDermott of Hobart Hurricanes named Player of the Tournament in the BBL 11.
Ben McDermott’s prolific season propelled him into the top ten all-time run-scorers list. Since the competition’s inception, with his total tally now sitting at 2139 runs from 74 games.
After a record-breaking season opening the batting for the Hobart Hurricanes. Ben McDermott has been named the Big Bash League (BBL) 11 Player of the Tournament.
McDermott became the first player in BBL history to score centuries in back-to-back games. Scoring 110 not out against the Adelaide Strikers on December 27 and 127 against the Melbourne Renegades 48 hours later. In doing so, the 27-year-old became the first BBL player to score three centuries. Narrowly missing a fourth against the Brisbane Heat on January 8.
Ben McDermott named as Player of the Tournament in BBL’11
Trent Woodhill, Big Bash Leagues’ Player Acquisition and Cricket Consultant, stated: “After displaying flashes of brilliance throughout his BBL career. It was fantastic to see Ben McDermott construct a record-breaking season for the Hurricanes. His return to the top of the order was a masterstroke. And he made the most of his opportunity against the new ball. It was a joy to watch his power and timing.”
Moreover, The Hurricanes’ first game ended BBL|11 with 577 runs. The fourth-highest single-season total in BBL history, at 48.08 runs per game and a strike rate of 153.86. In the BKT Golden Bat standings, he is currently 90 runs ahead of Adelaide’s Matt Short. Who is also scheduled to play in The Challenger at the SCG on Wednesday night.
McDermott’s prolific season propelled him into the top ten all-time run-scorers list. Since the competition’s inception, with his total tally now sitting at 2139 runs from 74 games. Also, During this season’s final home and away games against the Melbourne Stars. He also became the fourth player to hit 100 BBL sixes.
In addition, Match officials vote on the BBL|11 Player of the Tournament at each of the season’s 56 home and away games. McDermott finished three votes ahead of Melbourne Stars teammates Joe Clarke and Glenn Maxwell, who tied for second place with 22 votes each.