Lancashire left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after he marked his first-class debut with a five-wicket haul against Warwickshire.
The slow bowler returned figures of five for 43 as Lancashire bowled Warwickshire out for 197 to complete an emphatic 121-run victory to get their season off to a winning start in front of the brand new 'The Point' conference centre at Old Trafford, pictured below.
Kerrigan, who had taken two for 44 in Warwickshire's first innings, dismissed Jim Troughton, Rikki Clarke, Tim Ambrose, Chris Woakes and Naqaash Tahir in a devastating spell of bowling that saw Warwickshire slip from 99 for four to 134 for nine and put paid to their slim victory hopes after they ahd been set 319 to win.
20-year-old Kerrigan, given his chance in the first team due to an injury to Gary Keedy, took full advantage.
Other contenders for the weekly award included Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale, Essex pair Jaik Mickleburgh and James Foster and Glamorgan's David Harrison.
© Cricket World 2010