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Young Player of the Year Awards

PREMIER DIVISION YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2016 – Shane Barwick

The winner of the trophy in 2016 and the first from his club, Goresbrook, was the very talented all rounder Shane Barwick. He was presented with the prestigious Dennis Tebbit memorial trophy for the T Rippon Mid Essex Cricket League Premier Division young player of the year award at the leagues annual awards evening by Ronnie Irani.

The criteria to be nominated is that the player must be under 21 on May 1st and have played in 8 or more matches in the Premier Division in the current season.

This charismatic 18 year old played in 17 Premier division matches scoring 463 runs at an average of 33.07 and had a highest score of 87. With his spin bowling he took 27 wickets at an average of 19.70. His best figures being 5 for 26. In the field he took 8 catches.

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PREMIER DIVISION YOUNG PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2015 – Matt Doran

For the fourth time in recent years a player from 2015 league champions Bentley Cricket Club has won the prestigious T Rippon Mid Essex Cricket League Premier Division young player of the year award. From five nominations Matt Doran the very talented 15 year old all rounder was overwhelmingly chosen to win the Dennis Tebbit memorial trophy by the leagues panel of umpires.

The criteria to be nominated is that the player must be under 21 on May 1st  and have played in 8 or more matches in the Premier Division in the current season. The other nominations were Michael Clark (Bentley) who took 24 wickets at an average of 17.63, Rory Burns (High Roding) who took 19 wickets at an average of 16.68 and scored 269 runs at an average of just over 38, Mo Rahim (Thurrock) a left arm wrist spinner who took 29 wickets at an average of 15.9 and finally Shane Barwick (Goresbrook) who took 23 wickets at an average of 18.43 and with the bat scored 268 runs at an average of 20.62.

As to Matt Doran he started the season in his clubs fourth team, primarily as a batsman. This 15 year old gradually worked his way into the third team and then the second team. At the half way point of the season the clubs first team Captain selected him as a spinner. With his left arm spin he soon wove his magic in the Premier division. In 9 matches he took 24 wickets at an average of 10.96 as well as scoring 129 runs at an average of 25.8. Just as importantly he took 6 catches.

His best figures were 4 for 37 at Great Baddow and an even more impressive 4 for 14 away at Thurrock. Along with fellow nominee  Michael Clark he made a significant contribution towards Bentley winning the Premier division.

Matt was presented with the trophy at the League’s recent presentation evening by Essex Captain James Foster.