Award success for Derbyshire skipper

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Derbyshire CCC captain Wayne Madsen has won a national award for his efforts at the helm of the side as they attempted to stay in Division One of the LV County Championship.

Although the bid to avoid relegation was ultimately unsuccessful, he has won the award for the William Hill County Championship Player of the Year, voted for by the members of the Cricket Writers Club.

He has also won the first-ever Christopher Martin-Jenkins Spirit Of Cricket Elite Award.

The award is named in honour of the late cricket commentator and writer, who died aged 67 on New Year’s Day.

Madsen won it for ‘walking’ during a county championship game against Yorkshire, after being initially given not out.

He was top of the county’s four-day batting averages, scoring 1,221 at an average of 43.6, with three centuries and eight 50s.