Barnsley batsman Jonathan Trower is the Cricket World Gunn & Moore Club Performer of the Month for August. The 34 year-old from Sheffield saw off stiff competition from the likes of York’s Mr. Consistent Duncan Snell and Lincolnshire Premier League duo Paul Cook (Bracebridge Heath) and Jonathan Cheer (Woodhall Spa).
Trower scored 534 runs from seven matches in August, including hitting centuries against Scarborough, Yorkshire Academy and his old club Cleethorpes.
Over the course of his career, Trower has played for various different sides in various different competitions. In club cricket, he represented Clifton Village in the Nottinghamshire Premier League at the beginning of the century, before moving onto play for Cleethorpes (2003-05), Sheffield United (2006-07), Wickersley Old Village (2008-09), Townville (2010-11) and then moving to Barnsley in 2012.
Before that he played several matches for Worcestershire and Essex second elevens and played for Yorkshire Academy. Since then, he has enjoyed a long career in Minor Counties cricket, playing for Lincolnshire between 2000 and 2007 and then having spells with Berkshire and Norfolk.
Since joining Barnsley at the start of the 2012 season, Trower has scored almost 2000 runs for them in Yorkshire Premier League cricket at an average of over 40.
Several other players were in contention for August’s award besides Cook, Trower, Snell and Cheer. All of Will Evans (Neston), Tanveer Sikandar (Potters Bar), Neil Rimmer (Fleetwood Hesketh), James Thompson (Hartley Country Club), Hasan Adnan (Alvaston & Boulton) and Darren Harland (Scarborough) made the shortlist.
The Cricket World Gunn & Moore Club Performer of the Month award is awarded monthly to one non-county or state-affiliated player from across the 26 ECB Premier Leagues.
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