Rebel WBBL|02

Beth Mooney named player of WBBL|02

Brisbane Heat star claimed the honour following an amazing season

Gaurav Joshi

28 January 2017, 12:51 PM AEST

Beth Mooney's blistering form with the bat this summer has seen her crowned the Rebel Women's Big Bash player of the tournament.

Mooney plundered 482 runs for the Brisbane Heat during WBBL|02, at an average of 43.81 including five half-centuries and with an incredible strike rate of 115.58.

Mooney's fifty guides the Heat to victory

Mooney finished five votes clear of the Hobart Hurricanes' New Zealand import Amy Satterthwaite (29 votes), while emerging Sydney Sixers youngster Ashleigh Gardner (26 votes), Melbourne Stars captain Meg Lanning (24 votes) and Sixers wicketkeeper-batsman Alyssa Healy also featured in the top five. 

Votes are awarded on a 3-2-1 basis by the standing umpires at the end of each match, meaning a player can receive up to six votes per match.

Mooney was the driving force for the Heat this season having scored 193 runs more than any of her teammates. During her 14 matches she plundered 58 fours, second only to Lanning's tally of 61. 

Majestic Mooney dazzles with the bat

Mooney was also instrumental with the gloves for the Heat, snaring a total of 12 dismissals including an incredible 10 stumpings. She also won the player of the match award in four games during the season, a feat equalled only by Lanning, the Australia captain.  

The highlight of Mooney's season was her pulsating unbeaten knock of 75 in a must-win match against the Adelaide Strikers at the Gabba.

Mooney is expected to be named in the Southern Stars squad later this week ahead of the three match Twenty20 series against New Zealand next month, where matches will be played as double-headers with the men's team.