Belinda Clark inducted in NSW's Hall of Champions

Belinda Clark, the former Australia women's captain, has been welcomed into the New South Wales' premier sporting hall of fame along with swimmer Ian Thorpe, Brad Fittler (rugby league) and the water-polo player Liz Weekes.

Clark captained New South Wales to five consecutive Women's National Cricket League titles and until last season, she held the record of the most runs scored in the history of the Women's National Cricket League when she was overtaken by Karen Rolton.

She led Australia to two World Cup victories in 2005 and 1997 and remains Australia's leading run scorer in ODIs with 4844. She still works in cricket as head of Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence in Brisbane.

"This is a fitting accolade for Belinda," said Cricket NSW's chief executive, David Gilbert. "Belinda was an outstanding player for NSW and Australia and Cricket NSW is extremely proud to see her inducted into the Hall of Champions alongside many of the other sporting greats this state has produced".

Clark was also named Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1998.