Durston is player of year

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 conclusion of the 2013 season.