Belinda Clark: The First ODI Double Centurion
Former Australia Women captain Belinda Clark, the first player to score a double century in One-Day Internationals, was born on September 10, 1970 at Newcastle, New South Wales.
Clark's 229 helped Australia thrash Denmark by 363 runs in the 1997 Women's World Cup. She led Australia to the 2005 World Cup trophy, but later that year captained the side in England, where they lost the Ashes for the first time in more than 40 years.
Clark scored 919 runs (2 centuries and 6 half-centuries) from 15 Tests at an average of 45.95 and 4844 runs, including five centuries and 30 half-centuries, at an average of 47.49 in her 118-matches ODI career.
She also had a terrific record as captain - Australia lost only 17 of the 101 games under her leadership. In her playing days, Clark was also chief executive of Women's Cricket Australia.
Clark retired at the end of the 2005 Ashes series and is now the manager of the Australian Cricket Academy in Brisbane.
Clark was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame in 2011.
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