Ryan McLaren wins Player of the Year Award
McLaren wins Lancashire Player of the Year
Ryan McLaren was named Lancashire’s Player of the Year at last night’s End of Season Dinner at Emirates Old Trafford after an outstanding campaign with both bat and ball.
The South African all-rounder who joined Lancashire as the Club’s overseas player in the off season has been a constant performer in all-formats this summer.
McLaren was Lancashire’s leading wicket taker in the Specsavers County Championship, taking 45 wickets at an average of just 25, whilst he also hit over 600 runs at an average of over 33.
He also averaged over 45 in the NatWest T20 Blast with the bat, scoring 228 runs in the campaign and was an ever-present in the Royal London One-Day Cup.
Alex Davies was named Championship Player of the Year was Lancashire’s top scorer and became the Club’s first wicket keeper to score 1,000 First Class runs in 2017. He hit impressive centuries against Essex, Hampshire and Somerset and finished the season with an average of nearly 40. This week, Alex received his first call-up to the England Lions squad.
Lancashire’s One-Day Player of the Year was Dane Vilas after hitting 408 runs in the Royal London One-Day Cup. The South African batsman hit two centuries against Worcestershire Rapids and Durham, whilst also hitting two half centuries as Lightning narrowly missed out on qualification for the knockout stages.
England and Lancashire wicket keeper Jos Buttler was named T20 Player of the Year after being the Club’s stand-out performer in the NatWest T20 Blast. The 27 year-old hit 450 runs at an average of over 50 and a strike rate of nearly 145.
Meanwhile, Matthew Parkinson was named Lancashire’s Young Player of the Year. The 20 year-old was injured with a back injury in the first half of the season, but made a big impression in the second half of 2017. He was the Club’s leading wicket taker with 14 in the NatWest T20 Blast before taking 14 wickets in the Specsavers County Championship in just five matches at an average of 22.
The Champagne Moment of the Year went to Jordan Clark after the six that saw him reach his maiden First Class century against Surrey at the Kia Oval in April.
Danielle Hazell was named Lancashire Thunder Player of the Tournament, whilst Eve Jones, Sophie Ecclestone and Rachel Dickinson all picked up LCB Women awards after Lancashire completed the domestic double in 2017.
Full list of awards:
- Player of the Year – Ryan McLaren
- Championship Player of the Year – Alex Davies
- One-Day Player of the Year – Dane Vilas
- T20 Player of the Year – Jos Buttler
- Young Player of the Year – Matthew Parkinson
- Champagne Moment of the Year – Jordan Clark’s six to reach maiden First Class century
- Lancashire Thunder Player of the Tournament – Danielle Hazell
- LCB Young Player of the Year – Sophie Ecclestone
- Champagne Moment – Rachel Dickinson
- Player of the Year – Eve Jones
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