A nasty injury that curtailed his Shield and Ryobi Cup seasons did not stop big-hitting Chris Lynn from winning the prestigious Young Gun Award for BBL|02.
Lynn received a serious groin injury prior to Christmas but was back in time to belt two half-centuries and finish equal fourth in the overall voting for the competition player of the year award.
In doing so, he was voted best player under 25, recognition for a number of powerhouse innings that saw him whack 10 sixes in as many games.
Not surprisingly, Lynn had already been re-signed by the Hyderabad franchise in the Indian Premier League. He also starred in his only outing for the Kandurata Kites in the inaugural Sri Lankan Premier League in August 2012.
Lynny played six of the seven matches for the Heat in BBL|01, with the highlights being his final two games.
He hit a crisp 34 off 27 balls against the Melbourne Renegades at Docklands, then smoked 37 off 17 balls including four huge sixes against the Sydney Thunder at the Gabba.
Brisbane born and bred, he has two younger brothers and an older sister.
As a youngster, he was up for all sports, playing AFL, rugby league and rugby union, while his promise in cricket saw his Dad Col, a former Australian water polo representative, turn backyard blitzer to build a net in the yard at the family home.
On a day off from cricket he likes to jump in the car and drive to the Gold Coast for a surf or head out on onto Moreton Bay for a jet ski. He is a prolific twitterer under @lynny50.