Chesney Hughes scooped a hat-trick of awards including Player of the Year at Derbyshire County Cricket Club’s annual awards evening on Saturday night.
The 19-year-old scooped the top award of the night as reward for a season which has seen him score 1340 runs in all competitions despite missing the opening five matches of the LV = County Championship campaign.
Hughes’ first-class average of 44.35 has been attained while scoring 754 runs with two centuries.
A recent score of 96 not out, one of four additional half-centuries, was crucial to an astonishing victory over Gloucestershire at Bristol inside two days; an innings for which Hughes was presented with the Eddie Barlow Inspirational Performance Award.
The Most Improved Player gong completed the hat-trick for the burly left-hander who has also contributed 586 runs in limited overs cricket with six half-centuries.
The LV = County Championship Player of the Year, meanwhile, went to Chris Rogers for the second season in succession; reward for another prolific campaign from the Australian left-hander who has scored 1243 runs in the competition at an average of 56.50.
Wayne Madsen’s Clydesdale Bank 40 batting average of 50.50 saw him named as Limited Overs Player of the Year.
Wes Durston was an obvious winner of the Twenty20 award having scored 445 competition runs at 37.08, including two half-centuries and a sensational 111 against Nottinghamshire Outlaws at Trent Bridge.
Jake Needham took the Second XI Player of the Year Award, Alex Hughes was awarded Academy Player of the Year and Tom Knight took the Chris Warne Shield for Academy Performance in recognition of his 5 for 40 in the Second XI match against Durham.
Betty Smith was awarded Clubman of the Year in recognition of her 25 years’ service working both for the office staff, catering staff and assisting the on the field team.
The 2010 Player of the Year Awards Evening was the latest successful function to take place in the County Ground’s impressive new permanent marquee; a new addition to the ground in 2010.
Chief Executive Keith Loring, Kerry Madeley and the Commercial Department at Derbyshire County Cricket Club organised and delivered the evening which was kindly sponsored by Jenkinsons Caterers.
Full list of winners as follows:
Academy Player of the Year: Alex Hughes
Chris Warne Shield for Academy Performance of the Year: Tom Knight (5 for 40 against Durham Second XI).
Eddie Barlow Inspirational Performance Award (sponsored by David Griffin): Chesney Hughes (96 not out versus Gloucestershire in the LV = County Championship).
Most Improved Player (sponsored by Derby Telegraph): Chesney Hughes
Twenty20 Player of the Year (sponsored by Printability): Wes Durston
Limited Overs Player of the Year (sponsored by Printability): Wayne Madsen
LV = County Championship (sponsored by Don Amott Parks): Chris Rogers
Second XI Player of the Year: Jake Needham
Clubman of the Year (sponsored by Trevor Bowring): Betty Smith
Overall Player of the Year (sponsored by Don Amott): Chesney Hughes
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