Alex Blackwell


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In 2006 Blackwell and her twin sister Kate made cricketing history when they became the first set of identical twins to play cricket for Australia.


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The current vice-captain of the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars, Alex Blackwell is the most experienced player in the team, having made her national debut in 2003 and built a career around her powerful and precise stroke play.

Blackwell is no stranger to success; she captained the Southern Stars to the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in 2010 and was a member of the team that won that same title in Sri Lanka in 2012 and 2014. 

She also has two ICC Women’s World Cup trophies to her name, having helped the national team to the premiership in 2005 and 2013.

She has long excelled at domestic level for the NSW Lend Lease Breakers in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) and has captained the side to numerous domestic titles. 

In 2012-13 the team became the first to win both the T20 and 50-over competitions in the same season, a feat they replicated in 2014-15.

Blackwell became the first Australian woman to play 200 games for her country during the Southern Stars triumphant Ashes series in England in 2015 and she will captain the Sydney Thunder in WBBL|01.

Bench Banter: The World T20 final preview

Southern Stars fast bowler Rene Farrell interviews her teammates in Kolkata ahead of the World T20 final against the West Indies

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Southern Stars prepare for Windies showdown

The Southern Stars had their first look at Eden Gardens on Friday as they prepare for their World T20 final clash with the West Indies

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Extended highlights: Stars survive Proteas scare

Meg Lanning shrugged off a bout of food poisoning to help Alex Blackwell see the Southern Stars home after a serious scare against South Africa in Nagpur

Southern Stars unite with Paralympians

Australia's women cricketers raise $4200 to help send elite athletes to Rio Games

Aussies set for Super League series

Seven of Australia's best have been selected for the inaugural women's Super League T20 competition in England this winter

Stars inspired by Clark's '97 champs

Kolkata's Eden Gardens also the venue for Aussie women's World Cup success 19 years ago