Leg-spinner Kristen Beams had an excellent WBBL|01, claiming 14 wickets from only 11 matches. Her accurate and incisive bowling proved invaluable throughout the middle and late overs.
Beams’ tournament was cut short by a dislocated thumb meaning she missed the final three matches.
Her best performance came against the Sydney Sixers, where she took 4-11 from four overs in a big win against the finals-bound Sixers.
A late comer to international cricket, the 31-year-old’s leg-breaks have been prolific wicket-takers over the past three seasons.
During the year, Beams starred in the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars’ tour of Sri Lanka, taking 13 wickets in four one-day international matches, including a best of 4-15.