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D'Arcy goes back-to-back

18 February 2019

Short named Player of the Tournament BBL|08 for second consecutive year.

Hobart Hurricanes opening batsman D’Arcy Short has been named Player of the Tournament for the second consecutive year following a very successful BBL|08 campaign.


Short smashed out an amazing 637 runs, beating his previous record of 572.

He made the third highest total for the BBL08 season with 96*, a total which would’ve been more, but a draw-shot was incorrectly called leg-byes and he was denied the runs he needed to make his second BBL hundred.

The left-hander received a very impressive five Player of the Match awards, making it no surprise when he was crowned King of the BBL once more.

Short became the first person to ever score six 50-run efforts in a single BBL series, making up a third of the Hurricanes 18 fifties in total.

He hit a remarkable 22 sixes and 65 fours, the highest for any player in the BBL08 season, assisting the Hurricanes to the minor premiership.

D'Arcy Short Full innings highlights WSC

As a left-arm spinner he claimed ten wickets for the season, the fourth highest amount in the Hurricanes squad.

The best bowling Short produced was 2 for 17 against the Perth Scorchers in Launceston at the beginning of the season.

D'Arcy Short with a Spectacular Run Out vs. Sydney Sixers

Votes for the award were given by the standing umpires at the end of each match played with a 3-2-1 system.

He polled a total of 41 votes to finish on top, with Stars all-rounder Marcus Stoinis coming second with 32 votes and teammate Matthew Wade finishing in third with 28 votes.