ANEESH Kapil had that ‘Thank Crunchie’ feeling after his man-of-the-match display at Northamptonshire Steelbacks last night in the Friends Life t20.
The all-rounder, who only finished his ‘A’ Levels last week, produced a stunning performance at Campbell Park as he returned figures of 3-9 from his four overs.
However, unable to celebrate his award with an alcoholic drink, he was left clutching a Crunchie bar to commemorate the performance.
Kapil, who will join up with England Under 19s for the series against South Africa which begins on July 16 at Edgbaston, dismissed Rob White, Niall O’Brien and Alex Wakely to put Worcestershire on course for their six-wicket victory.
The wickets earned him the award ahead of off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who bowled a triple-wicket maiden, and Vikram Solanki, who carried his bat for an unbeaten 62 and shared a 12-over 85-run stand with Daryl Mitchell after the County were reduced to 45-4.
But the youngster only discovered he would be playing 30 minutes before the team warmed up at Milton Keynes.
Yet, despite his initial nerves, Kapil bowled with great pace and showed little sign of those early fears.
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