End of Season Awards 2021
Tom Bailey and Emma Lamb each scooped two awards at this evening’s End of Season Awards held in The Point at Emirates Old Trafford.
Bailey picked up the headline award, Player of the Year and the 30-year-old also won the 1864 Members’ Player of the Year, voted for among the 1864 Members, following his outstanding performances in leading Lancashire to second place in the LV= Insurance County Championship.
He claimed 65 wickets across all three formats, including new First-Class career best bowling figures of 7/37 to spearhead Lancashire to a one-wicket victory over Hampshire. Bailey also captained a young Lancashire side to three victories in the Royal London Cup. His awards were accepted by Lancashire Cricket's Lead Physio, Sam Byrne.
Lamb was the evening’s other big winner picking up both the Lancashire Women’s and Thunder Player of the Year following an outstanding summer which ended with an England debut.
The 23-year-old struck centuries in each competition she played in for both the Red Rose and Thunder this summer, including an unbeaten 111 from just 61 balls against Sunrisers at Emirates Old Trafford.
All-rounder Danny Lamb, brother of Emma, won the One-Day Player of the Year after a string of match-winning performances in the Royal London Cup. Lamb finished the tournament with 10 wickets and 147 runs, his standout contribution coming in the victory over Sussex in Sedbergh when Lamb’s 86 not out got Lancashire over the line in an epic clash.
T20 Player of the Year went to Tom Hartley. The young spinner claimed 12 wickets, but it was his outstanding low economy rate of just 6.62 which offered his side control with the ball throughout the Vitality Blast campaign, often when opening the bowling. Hartley's award was accepted on the night by skipper, Dane Vilas.
Josh Bohannon scooped County Championship Player of the Year after topping his side's run scoring charts in red ball cricket, racking up 853 at an impressive average of 53.31 - including two centuries against Yorkshire and Warwickshire and five fifties.
Young Player of the Year was handed to 20-year-old all-rounder, George Balderson, who enjoyed an exceptional end to the season in both the Royal London Cup and LV= Insurance County Championship. In the latter, he was promoted to open the batting following an injury to Keaton Jennings and also contributed with the ball as Lancashire pushed for the title.
Finally, Thunder’s Breakthrough Player of the Year was collected by Laura Jackson. The pace bowler performed in both the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and Charlotte Edwards Cup and also continues to develop her batting skills showcased when she scored 30 to help Thunder get over the line in a tight contest against Central Sparks at New Road.