Honoured by Aussies: Amy Satterthwaite. PHOTOSPORT

Australia loves Amy Satterthwaite

WHITE FERNS star Amy Satterthwaite has capped off an impressive season in the 2017/18 Women’s Big Bash across the Tasman by collecting the trophy for player of the tournament, heading off Australian stars Elyse Villani and Ellyse Perry for the honour.

Satterthwaite made 368 runs at an average of 33.45 and 108.55 strike rate as well as claiming 11 wickets with the Melbourne Renegades, top-scoring for her new side after having represented the Hobart Hurricanes in previous editions.

WHITE FERNS captain Suzie Bates was also one of the competition's leading performers with 434 runs at a strike rate of 109.59, Sophie Devine the third New Zealander to feature in the top 10 run-makers with 355 at SR 117.54, as well as making the top four wicket-takers with 17 from 15 games.

Bates and Lea Tahuhu were not far behind with 16 wickets each in the Australian season.

The crunch week of the NZC Women’s T20  meanwhile is set to resume this week, the final five rapid-fire rounds seeing all teams play each other in Lincoln to determine New Zealand’s national champion.

Following the conclusion of the NZC WT20, the WHITE FERNS are looking forward to hosting the West Indies women in a one-day and Twenty20 series starting on March 4 in Lincoln and taking in Hagley Oval, Mount Maunganui, New Plymouth and Hamilton.

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