|Beth Mooney Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 6 in|
|Date of Birth||January 14, 1994|
Beth Mooney is an Australian professional cricketer who has represented her country in all 3 formats of the sport (Tests, ODIs, and T20Is), as a top-order batter and wicketkeeper. She was a key member of the Australian squad that won the ICC (International Cricket Council) Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2022, the 7th time that Australia had achieved the feat. She has also been an integral member of the Australian squads that clinched the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2018 and 2020, the 4th and 5th times, respectively, that the country had achieved this feat. Beth was the highest run-getter in the latter tournament (259 runs) and was named the ‘Player of the Series’. She was also a member of the 2014 edition of the tournament as well which Australia won too but did not play a single game there, only making her international debut in the format in January 2016. In the Australian domestic circuit, she has played for Queensland (2009-10-2021-22) and Western Australia (2022-23–Present) across all 3 formats. Beth has also played domestic cricket outside of her home country representing Northern Districts (2014-15) in New Zealand and Yorkshire Women’s Cricket Team (2015) in England.
Bethany Louise Mooney
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Beth had attended the Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School in Cleveland, Queensland. She later studied at Xavier Catholic College, a co-educational K-12 Catholic college situated in Hervey Bay, Queensland. After her high school graduation, she started a teaching degree but quit her studies in 2014 to focus on her cricketing career.
- Father – Chris Mooney
- Mother – Pauline Mooney
- Siblings – Tom Mooney (Brother), Gabrielle Mooney (Sister)
Top-Order Batter, Wicketkeeper
- 6 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Brisbane Heat (WBBL)
- 10 – Perth Scorchers (WBBL)
5 ft 6 in or 167.5 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Beth has dated –
- Ethan Marrinan (2018-Present)
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Side-parted, neck-length, straight hair
- Charming smile
- Radiant face
She has been sponsored by –
- Gray-Nicolls (English cricket equipment & clothing brand)
- Nike, Inc. (American multinational footwear, apparel, and sports equipment brand)
- Fitstop Chermside (Gym based in Chermside, Queensland, that offers group-based fitness programs)
- City Cave Australia & New Zealand (Chain of health spas and wellness centers headquartered in Brisbane, Queensland)
Beth Mooney Facts
- Beth used to participate in multiple sports as a child, including soccer, cricket, tennis, and Australian rules football. Just before her 8th birthday, she was invited to fill in a vacant spot in a local cricket team that her brother used to play for. Since then, she began to focus solely on cricket.
- In franchise-based T20 cricket, she has turned out for Brisbane Heat (2015-16–2019-20) and Perth Scorchers (2020-21-Present) in the WBBL (Women’s Big Bash League); Yorkshire Diamonds (2016, 2018) in the WCSL (Women’s Cricket Super League); and Trailblazers (2018) in the Women’s T20 Challenge.
- In November 2017, Beth scored the first hundred of her career (117 runs not out off 70 balls) in the WT20I format, in a match against England. It was just the 5th hundred scored in the WT20I format at that time.
- It was also the first occasion that a player scoring such a hundred ended up on the losing side. As of December 2022, 38 hundreds had been scored in the WT20I format but only 2 of those had come in a losing cause. As of December 2022, Beth’s score of 117 runs not out remained the highest individual score in a losing cause in a WT20I match.
- In December 2017, she won the inaugural ‘ICC (International Cricket Council) T20I Player of the Year’ award as well as the ‘ICC Emerging Player of the Year’ award.
- In January 2019, in the final of the 4th edition of the WBBL (Women’s Big Bash League), against double defending champions Sydney Sixers, Beth overcame a dizziness-inducing illness to score 65 runs off 46 balls to help Brisbane Heat win the match by 3 wickets. This was Brisbane Heat‘s maiden WBBL title and Beth won the ‘Player of the Match’ award for her performance.
- In December 2019, she was a key member of the Brisbane Heat squad that won the WBBL title for the 2nd edition in a row. Beth again won the ‘Player of the Match’ award for her performance in the final of the tournament.
- At the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, in Australia’s 3rd match of the group stage, against Bangladesh, she and Alyssa Healy recorded an opening partnership of 151 runs. It was the then-highest partnership for Australia for any wicket in a WT20I match.
- In Australia’s next (and final) match of the group stage, against New Zealand, she top-scored with 60 runs in a narrow 4-run victory. It was a virtual quarter-final as both teams had 4 points to their name before the match and were vying for the 2nd (and last) semi-final qualification berth from their group.
- Beth also top-scored in the final of the tournament, against India, with a match-winning knock of 78 runs not out. In March 2020, after the conclusion of the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, Beth became the world’s number-one ranked batter in the WT20I format.
- In November 2020, she became the first player to cross the milestone of 3,000 runs in the WBBL.
- In April 2021, Beth was honored with the ‘Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World’ award in recognition of her performances over the previous calendar year. The Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, also widely known as Wisden, is a cricket reference book published annually in the United Kingdom. It is widely regarded as the ‘Bible of Cricket’.
- In November 2021, she won the WBBL title for the 3rd time in her career, this time with the Perth Scorchers (2020-21-Present). It was the franchise’s 1st title and Beth played a key role in the triumph, finishing as the tournament’s highest run-getter (547 runs).
- Beth was also a key member of the Australian squad that won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. It was the first occasion where women’s cricket was included in the Commonwealth Games and just the 2nd time that cricket was included at the Commonwealth Games – a men’s tournament had previously been played at the 1998 edition held in Kuala Lumpur.
- She top-scored for Australia in the tournament’s semi-final against New Zealand as well as the final against India. She also finished as the tournament’s highest run-getter overall, with 179 runs to her name in 5 matches.
- Beth has played for London Spirit (2022) in The Hundred, a professional franchise 100-ball cricket tournament that was introduced by the ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) as a new format of cricket that was played for the first time in July and August 2021.
- She finished the 2022-23 season (that ended in November 2022) of the WBBL as the competition’s leading run-scorer for the 3rd successive season. As of December 2022, she was the league’s all-time leading run-scorer with 4,108 runs to her name.
- In December 2022, Beth became the fastest player (67 innings) to reach the milestone of 2,000 runs in the WT20I format.
- At the Australian Cricket Awards 2023, which were held in January 2023, Beth Mooney won Belinda Clark Award. She also won the ODI Player of the Year award.
- In February 2023, Beth was sold to Gujarat Giants for INR 20 million in the first-ever Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction held in Mumbai.
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