Madsen named Player of the Year

Sunday 25th September 2016
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Wayne Madsen was the big winner at Saturday night’s Gala Dinner awards ceremony, picking up two awards including the coveted Player of the Year prize.

The 32-year-old enjoyed a standout season in all formats, topping the Club’s first-class run-scoring charts with a career-best tally of 1,292 runs, and he was also the first batsman in Division Two to reach 1,000 runs this summer. It was the fourth straight year he passed the landmark.

Madsen’s exploits in the red-ball competition saw him pick up the Specsavers County Championship Player of the Year award, as well as the main award.

Shiv Thakor also claimed two awards for Most Improved Player and NatWest T20 Blast Player of the Year after an impressive season which saw him average over 67 with the bat in Championship cricket and take 43 wickets in all formats.

The Royal London One-Day Cup Player of the Year award went to Ben Slater after he averaged 82 in the competition and hitting two centuries, including a top score of 148 not out, the highest ever score by a Derbyshire batsman against a first-class county.

The list of winners in full is as follows:

Cricket Derbyshire Academy in partnership with the University of Derby Recognition Award: Callum Brodrick

Chris Warne Shield for Academy Performance: George Sellers (61 and 103* vs Yorkshire)

Second XI Player of the Year (Sponsored by Chairman Chris Grant): Tom Wood

Most Improved Player (Sponsored by Derby Telegraph): Shiv Thakor

Eddie Barlow Inspirational Performance Award (Sponsored by David Griffin): Harvey Hosein (108 & 59 vs Worcestershire)

Clubman of the Year (In memory of Trevor Bowring): James Pipe

NatWest T20 Blast Player of the Year (Sponsored by 3aaa): Shiv Thakor

Royal London One-Day Cup Player of the Year (Sponsored by Showcase Cinema de Lux): Ben Slater

Specsavers County Championship Player of the Year (Sponsored by the University of Derby): Wayne Madsen

Spirit of Cricket Derbyshire Award (Sponsored by Briggs of Burton): Tom Poynton

Player of the Year (Sponsored by Chairman Chris Grant): Wayne Madsen

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