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Healy and Vince named Sixers MVPs

24 April 2021

International stars Alyssa Healy and James Vince have taken home the Sydney Sixers’ top gongs at the annual Cricket NSW awards held at Doltone House in Sydney on Friday night.

International stars Alyssa Healy and James Vince have taken home the Sydney Sixers’ top gongs at the annual Cricket NSW awards held at Doltone House in Sydney on Friday night.

Dual BBL title winning all-rounder Sean Abbott was also amongst the high profile award winners, claiming the prestigious Steve Waugh Medal, presented to the NSW Blues player awarded the most votes across the Marsh One-Day Cup and Marsh Sheffield Shield competitions.

It is the third time Abbott has been awarded the Steve Waugh Medal – the first player in history to claim the state’s top men’s individual honour three times. He also won in 2013/14 and 2018/19.

Test star and long-term Sixers off-spinner Nathan Lyon was adjudged to be the Blues’ Sheffield Shield Player of the Tournament to go with his Shield Player of the Year trophy in Cricket Australia’s State Cricket Awards.

Healy took out the Sixers’ WBBL Player of the Tournament with (25 votes), ahead of skipper Ellyse Perry (19.5 votes), last season’s winner Marizanne Kapp (19) and all-rounder Erin Burns (17).

On the men’s side of the ledger, Vince polled 24 points to claim his first Sixers Player of the Tournament award from Josh Philippe (20), Ben Dwarshuis (19.5) and veteran Stephen O’Keefe (11).

Vince starred for the triumphant Sixers side that claimed a second consecutive BBL title in the tenth edition of the country’s premier domestic white ball tournament, delivering Player of the Match performances in both the semi final and final.