Cricket has attracted four nominations for The Sunday Times 2023 Sportswomen of the Year Awards

The Sunday Times Awards – now in their 36th year – aim to recognise and honour female athletes from the grassroots game right up to the very top.

England Women have been nominated for the Team of the Year following a summer in which Heather Knight’s team attracted record crowds during the memorable drawn Metro Bank Women’s Ashes Series.

Opening batter Tammy Beaumont is nominated for Sportswoman of the Year following her run-filled summer – highlighted by a double century in the LV= Insurance Test against Australia – while teenage star Alice Capsey (Young Sportswoman of the Year) and Cricket Wales’ Women’s and Girls’ Pathway Lead Aimee Rees (Grassroots Sportswoman of the Year) are also up for awards.

Fans can have their say with the public vote now open for the categories of Grassroots Sportswoman of the Year Award, Changemaker Award and Team of the Year Award.

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Aimee Rees, Women’s & Girls’ Pathway Lead at Cricket Wales, has been nominated in the category of Grassroots Sportswoman of the year for her far-reaching impact on the community.

Aimee has uplifted women and girls’ cricket in Wales through her relentless hard work, commitment and skill. She has played a huge part in the women’s and girls’ game in her area, for a long time while maintaining another job, before she took up a full-time role with Glamorgan CCC and Cricket Wales. Aimee was also a part of Welsh Fire’s coaching team in The Hundred.

Team of the Year – VOTE HERE

Heather Knight and her England Women’s teammates have been nominated for the category of Team of the Year after a memorable summer which saw them go toe to toe with the touring Australians.

As well as Beaumont’s double-hundred in Nottingham, there were stand-out performances from Lauren Filer, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver-Brunt and many others – and hosts England were victorious in both white-ball series.

As holders, Australia emerged from the drawn series having retained the Ashes, but it was a summer that demonstrated the growth and potential of Head Coach Jon Lewis’s side.

Sportswoman of the Year 

One of the most prolific batters of her generation, Tammy Beaumont has once again impressed this campaign with her irrepressible appetite for run-scoring.

Her record-breaking double-hundred against Australia in the LV= Insurance Women’s Ashes Test at Trent Bridge was followed by a pulsating century for Welsh Fire in The Hundred, two innings which demonstrated her versatility as well as her immense talent.

Young Sportswoman of the Year 

It’s very easy to forget that Alice Capsey is just 19 but it was a summer in which she once again demonstrated her immense ability, especially in T20 cricket.

Her innings against Australia at Lord’s, as England continued their Ashes fightback, helped her team get back to 6-4, and she followed it up with a 27-ball 50 against Sri Lanka at Hove.