Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Full List Of Worcs Ccc 2016 Award Winners

Full List Of Worcs Ccc 2016 Award Winners

Worcestershire CCC held their 2016 Awards Evening in the Chestnut Marquee and here is a full list of the award winners

1st Award

Worcester Cricket Society’s Moment of the Season. Shield Trophy (presented by Ann Mullen & Michael Hitchings)


The Cricket Society's “ Moment of the Season” went to Tom Fell for his century against Lancashire in the Royal London One-Day Cup at New Road.

The whole ground rose as one to acknowledge Fell's first hundred since his return to the side after his double battle against cancer.

It helped Worcestershire to the win which kept alive their hopes of reaching the quarter-finals – a mission completed after another fine knock by Fell at Trent Bridge on the following day.

2nd Award

The Fans Forum Fielder of the Year Award Glass Trophy (presented by Michael Bishop & Paul Sandars)


Each match members of the fans forum can nominate the player they consider to be the outstanding fielder. Points are awarded from the nominations, and also for catches, stumpings, and run outs. The player with the most points over the season is declared the winner.

The competition this year was close. In First Class matches, Ben Cox led the way, whilst in limited overs matches Brett D'Oliveira was the leader.

Particular highlights were Alexei Kervezee's catch against Gloucestershire, Ben Cox's stumping of Neil Dexter against Leicestershire, Ross Whiteley's catch on the boundary against the Bears, and Brett D'Oliveira's run out and catch in the exciting win at Hove last week.

With his overall excellence across all formats the winner is Ben Cox.

3rd Award

The BBC Hereford & Worcester almost lost for words Award Bottle of Champagne & Trophy (presented by Sally Bentley-Read & Chris Williams)


BBC Hereford-Worcester have commentated on over 30,000 deliveries this season and the winner is Brett D'Oliveira after an unusual piece of action in the home Specsavers County Championship match with Northamptonshire.

Northants needed just one run from the final five balls of the 110th over to secure maximum batting points but Chad Barrett blocked out every delivery from D'Oliveira much to the surprise of everyone.

Commentator Dave Bradley said: "There are not words to describe why he did it. We give the award to Brett for that and also because we have taken the mickey out of his hair all summer and he has been very good about it!"

4th Award

Worcestershire County Cricket Supporters Association Award ( presented by David Kennedy)


Worcestershire County Cricket Supporters Association members voted for their Player of the Year. The award and a cheque for £500 goes to a player who polled twice as many votes as any other player and that player is Joe Leach.

5TH Award

The Kenyon Award Kenyon Trophy (presented by Sue Jackson)


Daryl Mitchell was the joint holder of this award last season and this year he is the outright winner after his superb performance in the record breaking win over Northamptonshire in the Specsavers County Championship match at New Road.

The Worcestershire skipper scored a century in both innings – the third time he has achieved this – as Worcestershire chased down a 401 target on the final day.

His efforts helped Worcestershire achieve their highest ever successful run chase at their headquarters.

6TH Award

The Damian D’Oliveira Academy Player of the Year Award Tip Foster Trophy & Book (presented by Tracey D’Oliveira)


Oliver has earnt the right to his opportunity as a professional in 2017 through the sheer weight of his performances.

He exhibits the behaviours expected of a Worcestershire man and works as hard as any academy player that Academy coach Elliot Wilson has seen in the last three years.

He plays to his limitations and is continually looking to improve himself on and off the park.

His highlights must be his performances for England Under-19’s in the summer series versus Sri Lanka where he scored an incredible 196 over eight hours. Oli followed this up with two 40s in the second Test at Northampton.

7th Award

Development Focus Presentation Framed Letters: presented By Academy Coach Elliot Wilson to Ollie Westbury and George Scrimshaw.

We present the frames to recognise the progression of a WCCC academy player achieving professional status here at New Road. Letters are from the significant people in their life who talk about their pride in what they've achieved and what it would mean to see them play for Worcestershire CCC.


Ollie has worked and worked for the past two years and through his sheer weight of runs deserves his opportunity to join the Pears full time.


After challenging 2014s and 2015s due to injury George has shown of resilience to come back from those lows to perform as we knew he could in 2016.

8TH Award

The Arctic Spas Players Player Award Glass Trophy (presented by President of Arctic Spas, David Martin)


This award has been voted for by the players themselves. This player has:

Made a significant contribution to the team’s performance throughout the 2016 season

Has a positive attitude in the dressing room

Has given 100% in both training & matches

Demonstrates team spirit, epitomises the Worcestershire Way.

9TH Award

The Young Player of the Year Award – Sponsored by Mark Bowen, Sponsored by MB Insolvency Glass Trophy (presented by Mark Bowen)


Joe Clarke has enjoyed a memorable first full season of senior cricket at New Road and has scooped the Young Player Award for the second year running.

The 20-year-old scored six first class centuries during 2016, including five in the Specsavers County Championship as he completed 1,000 first class runs for the first time.

Clarke scored many of his runs under pressure including key knocks in the big run chase victories over Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

10TH Award

The EBC Group T20 Player of the Year Award Glass Trophy (presented by Richard Lane)

WINNER: BEN COX Keeper-batsman Ben Cox was again a model of consistency in all formats of the game and lived up to the 'Mr Reliable' tag given him by Director Of Cricket Steve Rhodes.

In the NatWest T20 Blast he came up with several late order performances with the bat which either helped the Rapids over the winning line or enabled them to set a challenging target.

11TH Award

The Dick Lygon Award – Sponsored by sponsored by Crown Domestic Appliances Lygon Buttons (presented by John Graham, owner of Crown Domestic Appliances)


This is regarded as one of the most prestigious awards and highlights the contribution of a player off the pitch as well as out in the middle.

Joe Leach's never say die attitude is typical of the excellent spirit evident amongst the squad at New Road and he is the deserved 2016 winner of the Lygon Buttons.