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BBL|07 Season Review: D'Arcy Short

08 February 2018

D'Arcy Short had a record-breaking BBL|07

With BBL|07 now finished, we take a look back at the record-breaking tournament of Hurricanes superstar D'Arcy Short.

 

The Stats:

Batting:

Matches    Innings    Runs    Average         Not Outs    Strike Rate    Highest Score    50s   100s   
 11 11 572 57.20  1 148.57 122 4 1

 

Bowling/Fielding:

Wickets      Average           Economy Rate     Best Bowling      Catches    
 3 44.70 7.88  1-20  3

 

Review:

Dominant. Prodigious. Sensational.

Plenty of adjectives can be thrown around to describe D’Arcy Short’s BBL|07, but put simply, it was a season unlike any other.  

With 572 runs across 11 matches, 27-year-old Short had a stellar campaign.

He broke the record for the most runs in a BBL season, and was duly recognized as the BBL|07 player of the tournament after also registering the highest score in BBL history, hitting the most sixes, being named in Ricky Ponting's team of the tournament, and earning an Australian Twenty-20 debut.

Short was instrumental in the Hurricanes’ return to form in the new year, hammering consecutive scores of 97, 96, 42, 122* and 59 in the side’s first five games of 2018- all of which the Hurricanes won.

Short’s half-century in the BBL final at Adelaide Oval also earned him another record, joining Shaun Marsh as the only players to have ever scored five 50+ scores in a BBL tournament.

WATCH: Short continues red-hot form in final

 

Short was also impressive with ball in hand, becoming an integral member of a three-pronged spin attack alongside Clive Rose and Cameron Boyce for much of the tournament.  

With further opportunities to represent Australia on the horizon, Short's game is only likely to improve between now and BBL|08, giving Hurricanes fans plenty to look forward to for when he next lines up as part of Tasmania's Team.

 

BBL|07 Highlight:

Although Short’s consistency of performance will long be remembered, it is hard to go past his scintillating 122 not out off 69 balls against the Brisbane Heat as the highlight of the summer.

The Hurricanes star struck eight boundaries and eight sixes on his way to the highest individual score in BBL history, and his first BBL century, after falling agonizingly short twice earlier in the campaign.

 

WATCH: Short's record-breaking century burns the Heat