Portrait of Belinda Clark

Belinda Clark

Belinda Clark played cricket for Australia from 1991 to 2005. She was the first player, male or female, to make a double century in a one-day international. 

She was named Cricketer of the Year in the inaugural edition of Wisden Australia, and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2000. She is currently serving as the first female manager of the Bupa National Cricket Centre.

Clark made the Australian team at 21 and became captain at 23, leading Australia in 11 Tests and 101 one-day internationals, with a win-rate of over 80%, and won two World Cups.

She led New South Wales to five consecutive Women’s National Cricket League titles and then, when she moved to Victoria, won two more. She opened the batting and had scored more runs than anyone in one-day cricket until Charlotte Edwards overtook, and averages over 45 in both forms of the game. And all of this while holding down a demanding job as Chief Executive of Women’s Cricket Australia initially and then as Women’s Cricket Operations Manager for Cricket Australia.

She was named Cricketer of the Year in the inaugural edition of Wisden Australia, was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2000, inducted into the NSW, Sport Australia, ICC and Australian Cricket Halls of Fame. And then, once retired, she became the first female head of the Bupa National Cricket Centre (formerly the CA Centre of Excellence and Cricket Academy before that), where she is currently in charge of overseeing the Australian Cricket Talent pathway (including the Australian women’s Team and men’s program pathway up to and including Australia A) and construction and operation of CA’s new $30M Bupa National Cricket Centre in Brisbane that opened its doors in November 2013 as the premier elite cricket training facility in the world.

Belinda has a degree in Applied Science (Physiotherapy), experience in sports administration across multiple roles and in 2015 attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.