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Jess Jonassen has rounded out one of the summer’s of her career after being named the Brisbane Heat Most Valuable Player for the WBBL|05 season.
Jonassen joined Matthew Renshaw in taking out the Heat MVP awards as the full list of winners from the Queensland Cricket 2019-20 summer of cricket was announced today.
The left-arm spinner played a crucial role in helping the Heat claim a second straight WBBL title, taking the most wickets (21) and scoring the second most runs (419) for the club.
Her credentials as a big-game player were proven throughout the summer where she won Player of the Match honours in the club’s semi-final win over the Melbourne Renegades after scoring 38 runs and took one wicket.
Jonassen capped off a remarkable summer by winning the T20 World Cup with the Australian team in front of 86,174 fans at the MCG – an attendance record for a women’s sporting event in Australia and the biggest crowd for a men’s or women’s T20 International.
BBL|09 was a season where batting allrounder Renshaw proved with worth as a T20 player. Having previously shone in the red-ball format, Renshaw was a standout performer for the Heat, scoring 348 runs – second for the club only to Chris Lynn – and taking four wickets.
He joins Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum, Peter Forrest, Alister McDermott, Dan Vettori, Yasir Shar, Luke Pomersbach and Dan Vettori as previous Heat BBL MVPs.