Date: Saturday 15 September 2012
Overseas star Ramnaresh Sarwan scooped three awards at Leicestershire CCC’s presentation evening last night.
Sarwan, who scored 941 LV=CC runs before sadly having to miss the last two games of the season, won the coveted Players’ Player of the Year award as well as being named the Cricketer of the Year.
The West Indies international also won the Livingstone Cup for Batting in the First XI after being a model of consistency all the way through his first season at Grace Road.
Wayne White was rewarded for a tremendous season by winning the Frank S Smith award for Bowling in the First XI. The paceman was the leading wicket-taker in LV=CC cricket with 43 victims and was also dangerous in one-day cricket.
The Supporters’ Player of the Year, which was conducted by an online voting system, went to Josh Cobb. Cobb had his best first-class summer at Leicestershire, again plundered runs at a fair rate of knots in one-day cricket and captained the side impressively. He was unbeaten as skipper in the 2012 season.
Matthew Boyce won two trophies after being named the most improved uncapped player (Livingstone Award) and also taking the Roger Goadby fielding award. Boyce scored 733 LV=CC runs at 31.86, cemented his place in the CB40 and FLt20 team and was always a safe pair of hands and quick in the outfield.
Michael Thornely’s brilliant debut at Cardiff, where he posted scores of 97 and 131, meant he took the John Josephs award for outstanding performance in the First XI. Will Jones won the Livingstone Cup, which is the Second team equivalent award, after posting a superb 169 in the Championship draw at MCC Universities.
The Logan Trophy went to the groundstaff after the most testing of summers. Andy Ward, Simon Brown, Chris, Callum and Nick have worked tremendously hard during a very wet summer – who can forget the scene at Grace Road during the England v Ireland u19s international – and we thank them for their brilliant efforts.