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Meg to shine with stars

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May 04, 2018

KYABRAM will welcome Australian women’s cricket team captain Meg Lanning for the 2018 Infinity Sportstar of the Year awards night.

KYABRAM will welcome Australian women’s cricket team captain Meg Lanning for the 2018 Infinity Sportstar of the Year awards night.

The Sportstar awards are set to be held on May 16 at the Kyabram Club from 8pm, with tickets from just $12.

Lanning began her professional cricket career in 2008 when she debuted for Victoria, aged just 16.

Since then, Lanning has gone on to play 74 Twenty20 matches for Australia at an average of 34.50, and is averaging an incredible 53 across 66 One Day Internationals (ODI).

Despite being just 26, Lanning holds the record for the most ODI centuries by any woman — smashing 11 in her career to date.

She was also the first player, male or female, to score 2000 runs in Twenty20 Internationals.

In just her second ODI aged 18 years and 288 days, Lanning made 103 not out off 148 balls. In doing so she became the country’s youngest ever centurion – male or female.

All of these statistics, along with the fact cricketers can play into their mid-30s, lead many to believe Lanning will finish her career as the greatest player women’s cricket has ever seen.

Russell Jarrett from Infinity Gym, the main sponsor, will host the night. He will lead Lanning through a question and answer to help inform the crowd about her life and cricketing exploits.

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