Pat Brown’s stunning performances on finals day ensured he finished well clear as the leading wicket-taker in the 2018 Vitality Blast.

The Worcestershire Rapids paceman ended with a memorable return of 31 wickets from 16 matches.

Brown maintained a stunning level of consistency throughout the entire competition, picking up two or more wickets in a game on 13 occasions.

The City of Worcester University student earned praise from team-mates, opposition players and commentators for his efforts.

His 4-21 in the semi-final win over Lancashire Lightning was also his career best performance in the short format of the game.

The 20-year-old was only two wickets short of the all-time record of 33 wickets in 19 games by Somerset’s Alfonso Thomas in 2010.

Brown ended six wickets ahead of Lancashire spinner Matt Parkinson.

LEADING WICKET-TAKERS

PAT BROWN – Matches 16, Wickets 31, Average 13.25, Economy Rate 7.64

Matt Parkinson – 15, 25, 16.60, 7.32

Jamie Overton – 16, 24, 22.50, 10.25

Jerome Taylor – 16, 22, 16.63, 8.92

Nathan Rimmington – 14, 22, 18.54, 8.96

Jofra Archer – 15, 22, 19.90, 8.56

Joe Denly – 13, 20, 16.75, 7.76

James Faulkner – 15, 20, 17.60, 7.68

Harry Gurney – 15, 20, 19.35, 7.63

Chris Wood – 13, 19, 17.63, 7.61