Captain Amy Satterthwaite has been crowned the WBBL player of the season, polling the most votes in a 3-2-1 voting system awarded by umpires after every game.
Satterthwaite was the Renegades leading run scorer, with her 368 runs coming at an average of 33.45, posting two half-centuries for the season.
“It’s a real honour to win the award,” Satterthwaite said.
“It’s a real surprise after what’s been another incredibly successful and entertaining season across all teams. The WBBL keeps going from strength to strength and as a player you have to keep improving your game in order to perform.”
Satterthwaite showed her all-round strength, claiming 11 wickets with a strike rate of 19.0.
20-year-old Sophie Molineux has also won the Rebel Young Gun Award for WBBL|03, claiming a prize of $5,000 and access to the Rebel mentor program for her efforts.
After being the Round 2 nominee for the Rebel Young Gun Award, Molineux went from strength-to-strength in the second half of the season.
Molineux hit two half-centuries for the season, including a match-winning knock of 62 against the Perth Scorchers at Camberwell Sports Ground on January 27.
She finished the year with 318 runs from 14 innings, averaging 26.50 – striking at 116.48 at the top of the order.
With the ball, Molineux claimed six wickets – including two in consecutive balls against the Scorchers on the final weekend of the competition.
“It’s a nice feeling and I’m very honoured to have received the award,” Molineux said.
“There are a lot of really talented young players making their mark which is great for the game.”
The talented Victorian junior was incredibly grateful to be able to bat alongside international cricketers Satterthwaite and Jess Duffin during the season.
“A highlight for the season is the opportunities I’ve had to learn and play alongside some amazing cricketers and people,” she explained.
“Batting with Amy (Satterthwaite) and Soggy (Jess Duffin) is definitely up there.”
Both Molineux and Satterthwaite highlighted the Renegades’ win against the Sydney Sixers at GMHBA Stadium as one of the best moments of the season.
“The season provided lots of ups and down for us as a team, but beating the Sixers in the Super Over would have to be right up there as a highlight.” Satterthwaite said.
“It was a pretty special moment singing the song after that one.” Molineux suggested.
Final Votes - WBBL Player of the Year:
1. Amy Satterthwaite (Melbourne Renegades) - 35 votes
2. Elyse Villani (Perth Scorchers) - 28 votes
3. Ellyse Perry (Sydney Sixers) - 27 votes
4. Beth Mooney (Brisbane Heat) - 25 votes
5. Suzie Bates (Adelaide Strikers) - 25 votes