Chris Lynn raises his bat after another half-century for the Heat.
Chris Lynn raises his bat after another half-century for the Heat. DAN PELED

Lynn named BBL player of the tournament

CRICKET: Brisbane Heat star Chris Lynn has been named the Big Bash League's player of the tournament.

Despite missing the Heat's final three regular-season games and semi-final loss to the Sydney Sixers, Lynn still picked up the most votes of any player in the tournament.

Votes were awarded on a 3-2-1 basis by the two on-field umpires at the end of each game, meaning a player could pick up a maximum of six votes a match.

The 26-year-old finished with 18 votes, two more than Adelaide Strikers' opener Ben Dunk and Sydney Sixers all-rounder Sean Abbott.

Lynn, whose season was ended early by a combination of national duty and injury, was BBL 06's fifth-highest run-scorer, racking up 309 runs at 154.50 across five innings. He was also the tournament's biggest six-hitter, with 26 across the competition.

The top 10 vote getters for BBL 06

Chris Lynn - Brisbane Heat - 18

Ben Dunk - Adelaide Strikers - 16

Sean Abbott - Sydney Sixers - 16

Aaron Finch - Melbourne Renegades - 14

Michael Klinger - Perth Scorchers - 12

Daniel Hughes - Sydney Sixers - 11

Brendon McCullum - Brisbane Heat - 10

Mitchell Marsh - Perth Scorchers - 10

D'Arcy Short - Hobart Hurricanes - 10

Rob Quiney - Melbourne Stars - 10

Abbott was named BBL 06's young player of the tournament, having received the most umpire votes for players under the age of 25.

The Women's Big Bash League player of the tournament was also a Brisbane Heat representative, with opening batter and wicket-keeper Beth Mooney (34 votes) finishing five votes clear of Hobart Hurricanes Kiwi Amy Satterthwaite (29).

Mooney was outstanding for the Heat this summer, scoring 482 runs at 43.81 across 15 innings to finish as WBBL 02's second highest run-scorer behind Melbourne Stars skipper Meg Lanning (502 at 45.63 across 13 innings).