Watch The Action Woman of the Year Awards on BT Sport 1 on Wednesday December 10 at 7.30pm
The public have been voting and the winner of the second edition of BT Sport's Action Woman of the Year Award will be announced next week.
2014 has been another incredible year for Britain's sportswomen and the shortlist of nominees is bursting with talented individuals who have produced dynamic sporting performances.
Each nominee has a supporter from the world of sport or entertainment who has been especially dazzled by their achievements this year.
The winner will succeed last year's victor, Downhill Mountain Biking star Rachel Atherton, as Action Woman of the Year.
Voting is now closed. Clare Balding will present the trophy to the winner during a star-studded awards ceremony at BT Sport's Olympic Park studios, which you can see broadcast on BT Sport 1 on Wednesday December 10th at 7.30pm.
Find out more about each nominee's sensational feat below. For full voting terms and conditions, click here.
England Women’s Cricket Captain
When the potato farmer’s daughter made her debut at Lord's 18 years ago, women were not allowed in the Long Room unless they were players, cleaners or the Queen. Now Edwards, 34, is a Wisden Cricketer of the Year (only the second woman to be nominated for the prestigious accolade) and the scorer of more ODI and T20I runs than any other England player (man or woman) in the annals of the game. In 2014, she led England to a back-to-back Ashes win in Hobart with a blistering 92 off 59 balls - the fastest captain’s innings in Ashes history - beating off a determined Aussie comeback and exhaustion from stressed sleepless nights.
Her Test Average (45.69) is up there with is up there with Graham Gooch, Alastair Cook and Colin Cowdrey, while under her enlightened stewardship this year, the leading England players have become full-time professionals and England women’s cricket has earned its first breakthrough stand-alone sponsorship deal with car company Kia. A batting phenomenon. A cultural icon.