Madsen wins 2022 Player of the Year Award

Sunday 2nd October 2022
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Wayne Madsen has been named Derbyshire’s Player of the Year for 2022 at the Club’s annual Gala Dinner.

Madsen, 38, scored more than 1,800 runs across all formats, with his tally of 1,273 in the LV= County Championship meaning he finished as the competition’s leading run-scorer, across both divisions.

He claimed three trophies on the night, including the Vitality Blast Player of the Year Award and the Eddie Barlow Inspirational Performance of the Year Award, for his maiden T20 century against Durham to help Derbyshire Falcons reach the quarter-finals.

Anuj Dal was named LV= County Championship Player of the Year and Most Improved Player of the Year, after a stellar season which saw him score 957 first-class runs batting at number seven, while also claiming 34 red ball wickets at an average of 29.88.

Luis Reece took home the Royal London Cup Player of the Year, after scoring two centuries and one half-century in the competition, while Brooke Guest’s efforts for playing every day of Derbyshire cricket in 2022 were recognised with the Spirit of Cricket Award.

Harry Came was named Second XI Player of the Year, while Talent Pathway duo, Archie Harrison and Mitch Wagstaff, won the Academy Player of the Year and Academy Performance of the Year awards respectively, the latter coming for a stunning 198 against Durham for Derbyshire’s Under 18s. Both Academy awards were collected by the players’ respective proud parents as the pair begin a winter in Australia continuing to develop their game.

Players and Coaching staff celebrated a positive season with  Members, sponsors and Club staff at the annual Player of the Year Gala Dinner at The Incora County Ground, providing a fitting end to a hard-fought 2022 campaign.

The Club would like to thank all sponsors for their continued support, as well as The Conference Works for their delivery of the event.

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