Marizanne Kapp
Marizanne Kapp (Picture Supply: Ryan Hiscott/Getty Photos)

South Africa star Marizanne Kapp has received recognition for her efforts throughout the one-off Take a look at in opposition to England by being voted ICC Girls’s Participant of the Month for June 2022.

Kapp edged out fellow South African Shabnim Ismail and England batter Nat Sciver for the month-to-month award, following scores of 150 and 43* throughout the drawn match final month in Taunton.

The 32-year-old strode to the crease on the opening day of that contest along with her aspect in serious trouble at 45/4, however produced a knock for the ages that was duly rewarded.

Kapp hit 26 boundaries throughout her 213-ball keep, with the right-hander guiding her group to a good complete earlier than finally falling for a sensational 150 simply previous to stumps on the primary day.

She then adopted that up with a gentle unbeaten 43 on the ultimate day of the competition to make sure the match completed as a draw, capping off an incredible particular person effort with the bat in each innings of the conflict.

It actually means so much for me: Marizanne Kapp

Kapp turns into the primary South African ICC Girls’s Participant of the Month winner since recently-retired batter Lizelle Lee was topped in March 2021 and the ever-reliable all-rounder was stoked to obtain the award.

“It actually means so much for me to win the ICC Girls’s Participant of the Month award, particularly being up in opposition to two completely good gamers in Shabnim Ismail and Nat Sciver,” she mentioned.

“What made my first Take a look at century so particular was that, primary, our first Take a look at match (in 2014) was an absolute nightmare.

“Then having to play one other one after eight years the place I had minimal preparation for the Take a look at match as a result of I used to be unwell after which discovering my group within the place we have been in at 45 for 4, it’s one thing that may stick with me all through my profession.

“It’s undoubtedly a spotlight for me, particularly with the wickets that fell on the different finish after which having to bat with the tail as effectively, these partnerships are what additionally made it so particular.”

Former England worldwide and member of the voting panel Lydia Greenway was thrilled that Kapp was voted on high.

“Enjoying in simply her second Take a look at match, Kapp confirmed resilience and excessive ranges of ability to maintain South Africa within the struggle,” Greenway famous. “In a weakened South Africa group as a consequence of damage, Kapp confirmed why she is among the finest all-rounders on the planet by taking accountability with bat and ball.”