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  • Richard wins top broadcasting honour

    Friday 21 November 2014

    Leicestershire CCC is delighted to announce that Richard Rae won the Christopher Martin-Jenkins County Broadcaster of the Year award at the ECB Business of Cricket Conference and Awards event last night.

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Alex Wyatt

Squad Number - 16

Player Sponsor - Baxters the Printers

Born - Roehampton, 23 July, 1990

Joined - Leicestershire Young Cricketers 2000, Academy 2007, Full Staff 2009

Role - Right Hand Batsman, Right Arm Fast Medium Bowler

Teams Represented - Leicestershire Second XI

Highlight of Career - Making Second XI debut, making first-class debut, taking the wicket of Ramnaresh Sarwan in tour game

Players Admired - Glenn McGrath

Relaxations - Golf, Cards, Travelling

An accurate, reliable bowler who shapes the ball away, Alex Wyatt continues to make excellent progress at Grace Road. Wyatt picked up 26 first-class wickets in 2013, and also worked hard on his batting.

Wyatt cemented his place in the Leicestershire LV=CC side over the course of 2013 and also made some one-day appearances, including the excellent win against Gloucestershire at Grace Road.

In 2012, Wyatt particularly impressed in both LV=CC games against a strong Hampshire batting line-up. The seamer caused plenty of problems for experienced duo Neil McKenzie and Simon Katich during the win at Grace Road.

Wyatt picked up 13 first-class wickets in four appearances in 2011, including the prized scalp of Andrew Strauss in the final game of the year. The bowler also did well in List A games and in the Second XI and that followed on from promising performances earlier in his Leicestershire career.

Wyatt made a big impression in the Leicestershire ream in 2009. The bowler had a great first-class debut against West Indies by dismissing our current overseas player Ramnaresh Sarwan, his now teammate who England could not seem to remove during their tour to the Caribbean earlier that year.

He also showed up well during his only Championship appearance against Gloucestershire at Bristol and was brilliant on t20 debut at the Riverside.

Not fazed by Durham Dynamos’ batting line-up which comprised many international batsmen, Wyatt took 3-14 from four overs – including a maiden – and took the scalps of ex-England player Paul Collingwood and former Australia ODI batsman Michael di Venuto.

Wyatt's career record at Leicestershire:

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