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Lewis, Gribbin and Mackenzie claim Regional League awards

11th October 2016

Derbyshire Owls’ Andy Lewis, Gloucestershire Growlers’ John Gribbin and Tim Mackenzie of Dorset Dolphins claimed the 2016 BCEW Regional League Player of the Year awards.

Lewis won the Total Player of the Year award with 76 runs, 4 wickets and a catch achieving strong averages with both bat and ball. Andy’s is an unusual story as when his sight level was considerably higher he represented the England Blind cricket team as a partial. He becomes the first Derbyshire Owls player and the first from the north to win a regional league award.

Gribbin, a former Paralympian with the Great Britain Blind Football team, won the Low Partial Player of the Year award. He scored 201 runs including three half centuries and contributed to nine dismissals with a mixture of catches and run outs. John becomes the first Gloucestershire Growlers player to win a Regional League award.

Mackenzie saw off strong competition from Lois Turner to claim the Partially Sighted Player of the Year award. Tim scored 230 runs including three fifties and as a wicketkeeper took five catches as well as two stumpings. He becomes Dorset Dolphins’ first Regional League award winner.

Regional League Player of the Year Awards

Partially Sighted Player of the Year

Winner
Tim Mackenzie (Dorset Dolphins)

Other Nominees
Ben Williams (Dorset Dolphins)
Ed Hastings (Gloucestershire Growlers)
Ryan West (Hampshire VICC)
Tahseen Sabir (Lancashire Lions)
Alex Ditchburn (RNC Hereford Bulldogs)
Lois Turner (Surrey VICC)
Stuart Ralph (Surrey VICC)

Low Partial Player of the Year

Winner
John Gribbin (Gloucestershire Growlers)

Other Nominees
Nadeem Khan (Derbyshire Owls)
Emma Gilfoyle (Durham Vipers)
Ray St.Cyr (Kent Spitfires)
Alan Turnbull (Metro Devils)
Zeb Khan (Staffordshire Wolves)

Total Player of the Year

Winner
Andy Lewis (Derbyshire Owls)

Other Nominees
Sam Hoskin (Berkshire Stags)
Abbas Zaib (Derbyshire Owls)
Evie Klamar (Dorset Dolphins)
Mike Tasker (Gloucestershire Growlers)
Hassan Khan (Surrey VICC)