Durston named Player of Year

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Wes Durston has been named Derbyshire County Cricket Club Player of the Year at the Club’s annual Awards Evening.

The 30-year-old all-rounder took the main award of the night in recognition of a prolific season which has seen him score 1,785 runs in all competitions with two first-class matches still to play.

Durston has scored 1,012 LV = County Championship runs at an average of 42.16 and 492 runs in the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition at 40.91. He was also named Clydesdale Bank 40 Player of the Year.

Durston signed for Derbyshire midway through the 2010 season following his release from Somerset and a string of excellent performances for the Unicorns.

He has recently signed a new two-year contract committing him to the Club until the end of the 2013 season.

The full list of award winners is as follows:

Derbyshire County Cricket Club Academy Player of the Year – sponsored by Chris Grant – winner: Tom Knight;

Chris Warne Shield for Academy Performance of the Year – sponsored by Shirley Warne – winner: Peter Burgoyne (4 for 8 for England Under 19s versus South Africa Under 19s);

Eddie Barlow Inspirational Performance Award – sponsored by David Griffin – winner: Ross Whiteley (103 v Northamptonshire at Northampton in the LV = County Championship);

Friends Life t20 Player of the Year – sponsored by Old Speckled Hen – winner: Martin Guptill;

Clydesdale Bank 40 Player of the Year – sponsored by Old Speckled Hen – winner: Wes Durston;

LV = County Championship Player of the Year – sponsored by Don Amott Parks – winner: Tony Palladino;

Derbyshire County Cricket Club Most Improved Player – sponsored by Derby Telegraph – winner: Ross Whiteley;

Derbyshire County Cricket Club Second XI

Player of the Year – sponsored by Chris Grant – winner: Matt Lineker;

Derbyshire County Cricket Club Clubman of the Year – sponsored by Trevor Bowring – winner: Andy Lewis:

Derbyshire County Cricket Club Player of the Year – sponsored by Don Amott – winner: Wes Durston.