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Renshaw and Jonassen Named MVPs

08 April 2020

Jess Jonassen has rounded out one of the summer’s of her career after being named the Brisbane Heat Most Valuable Player for the WBBL|05 season.

Jonassen joined Matthew Renshaw in taking out the Heat MVP awards as the full list of winners from the Queensland Cricket 2019-20 summer of cricket was announced today.

The left-arm spinner played a crucial role in helping the Heat claim a second straight WBBL title, taking the most wickets (21) and scoring the second most runs (419) for the club.   

Her credentials as a big-game player were proven throughout the summer where she won Player of the Match honours in the club’s semi-final win over the Melbourne Renegades after scoring 38 runs and took one wicket.  

Jonassen capped off a remarkable summer by winning the T20 World Cup with the Australian team in front of 86,174 fans at the MCG – an attendance record for a women’s sporting event in Australia and the biggest crowd for a men’s or women’s T20 International.

BBL|09 was a season where batting allrounder Renshaw proved with worth as a T20 player. Having previously shone in the red-ball format, Renshaw was a standout performer for the Heat, scoring 348 runs - second for the club only to Chris Lynn - and taking four wickets.  

He joins Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum, Peter Forrest, Alister McDermott, Dan Vettori, Yasir Shar, Luke Pomersbach and Dan Vettori as previous Heat BBL MVPs.