Alex Smeeth Wins Cricket World Kingfisher Beer August 2011 Top Performer Award
As the club cricket season nears its conclusion, we pick the Kingfisher Beer Cricket World Club Performer of the Month and look through some of the other notable performances from August.
This month's award goes to Werrington's Alex Smeeth who has hit 273 runs and taken 21 wickets at an average of 9.29 during the month alone in the Jolly Drinks Cornwall Cricket League.
The 22 year-old, from Stratton in the north of the county, has been a key figure for Werrington in this year's Premier League and tops both the league batting and bowling charts with 804 runs and 47 wickets in 2011.
He comes from a cricketing family – his father Andrew and brother Ben are both Werrington stalwarts – and represents Cornwall in the Minor Counties Championship where he has enjoyed success with the ball.
The role he has played for Werrington throughout the 2011 has been instrumental in them being just 10 points behind leaders Truro going into the last round of matches, and the young all-rounder will be hoping that his performances have caught the eye of one of the first-class county scouts.
Other notable performers this month include Asad Ali, who has taken 22 wickets for Wood Lane, Nayyer Abbas who has excelled with both bat and ball for Knypersley, Waqas Chugtai who has 18 wickets for Burton Latimer to his credit, and New Zealand duo Chris Harris and Ryan McCone who have performed admirably for Bromley and Great Witchingham respectvely.
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