Worcestershire CCC celebrated the 2013 season with the annual End of Season Awards.
BBC Hereford and Worcester's Dave Bradley compered the evening's entertainment, which saw the county toast an exceptional season.
The evening's winners were as follows:
Cricket Society Champagne Moment- Alan Richardson
A magnum of Champagne was awarded to the player who has given us the most special performance during the 2013 season. This year’s Cricket Society Champagne Moment is awarded to Alan Richardson.
There were many moments that the Committee could’ve chosen, but the unanimous choice was Alan Richardson’s hat-trick at Grace Road!
This was the veteran’s first hat-trick and his victims were Freckingham, Hoggard and Wyatt. Richardson’s first innings returns of 5-57 helped lead Worcestershire to a nine wicket victory over Leicestershire.
Fans Forum Fielder of the Year Award- Alexei Kervezee
Throughout the season members of the Fans Forum vote for the best fielding performance by a Worcestershire player on a match by match basis.
The voting this season has been very close right up to the end with Daryl Mitchell, Ben Cox and Alexei Kervezee vying for the top spot.
But for his consistently superb ground fielding which has saved the County many runs particularly in the limited over competitions and typified by a brilliant one handed pick up on the run inches from the boundary rope in front of the Ladies Pavilion during the recent YB40 match against Sussex, the Trophy goes to Alexei Kervezee.
The Kenyon Award - Moeen Ali
This award honours the player who has put in the finest First Class performance in a situation where his contribution has enabled Worcestershire to go on to win the match.
This year’s Kenyon Award has been awarded to Moeen Ali for his emphatic First Class high score of 250 against Glamorgan in front of the New Road faithful earlier in June.
Moeen spent over eight hours at the crease scoring 250 off 367 balls before being dismissed by Cosker. After Moeen’s dismissal, Worcestershire declared on 505-7 and wrapped up an 8 wicket victory.
The BBC Hereford & Worcester “You Made us Smile Award”- Jack Shantry
Having watched every ball of the season, their commentators have come together to come up with their "You Made us Smile Award”.
It could be something breathtaking or outrageous that has made the commentary team bite their tongues and not say what they are thinking.
The "You Made us Smile Award" was awarded to Jack Shantry for his comical run out with Chris Russell during the Worcestershire v Gloucestershire LV= County Championship Match at New Road.
Academy Player of the Year- Joe Clarke
This trophy is awarded to the young player who shows the most positive combination of results, potential and improvement throughout the season.
17 year-old wicket keeper batsman Joe Clarke has impressed for his home county of Shropshire this Summer scoring 419 runs in just six appearances at an average of 69.83. Behind the stumps he collected 11 wickets. Joe has been offered a Summer Scholarship at New Road for 2014.
Player’s Player Award- Moeen Ali
The Inaugural Player’s Player award has been awarded to Moeen Ali.
This award has been voted for by the players themselves. Moeen was chosen by his team-mates to epitomize the Worcestershire Way. He was deemed to make the most significant contribution to the team’s performance throughout the 2013 season giving no less than 100% at all times.
His attitude in the Dressing Room has helped to motivate the team throughout the season and in training. Moeen is a very worthy winner of this Award.
The Community Award - Daryl Mitchell
Captain Daryl Mitchell collects the inaugural Community Award in recognition for his continued work promoting cricket in the community.
Daryl has represented Worcestershire CCC at over 15 player appearances this year ranging from presentation evenings at local cricket clubs, question and answer sessions, and working with Worcestershire Cricket to help inspire the cricketers of the future at their annual Super Camp.
Dick Lygon Award - Moeen Ali
A specially tailored blazor adorned with a set of silver buttons bearing the Beauchamp crest of the Lygon family was awarded to Moeen Ali.
In winning this award, Ali was deemed to be the best team man, embracing all forms of cricket, and making significant contributions both on and off the field.