Jodi Grewcock was named the Sunrisers Player of the Year for 2023 at the club’s End of Season Lunch earlier today, after a superb breakthrough campaign for the young all-rounder.
Grewcock was also voted the Supporters' 2023 Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy Player of the Competition, sponsored by Sunshine Garden Centre, after earning 41% of the votes.
Grace Scrivens won Batter of the Year for the second season running, whilst Eva Gray claimed the Bowler of the Year award in her first season with the club. Amara Carr was named Fielder of the Year.
In the same week that she signed her first professional contract, Ariana Dowse was named Emerging Player of the Year.
Jo Gardner was also recognised, as she won the Supporters’ 2023 Charlotte Edwards Cup Player of the Competition, having been presented with the award in July shortly after our T20 campaign came to a close.
Full list of Sunrisers Award winners:
Batter of the Year – Grace Scrivens
Grace was our leading run scorer once again this season, scoring 495 runs over the season – including 398 RHFT runs in 10 innings. She hit the highest competitive score by a Sunrisers batter, when she scored 107 against the Blaze where she shared an opening partnership of 200 with Ariana Dowse. Grace also had scores of 58 and 87 for England A against Australia and Australia A.
Bowler of the Year – Eva Gray
Eva took 18 wickets this season, and was our leading wicket taker in the RHFT. In her first year with the side, she formed a formidable new-ball opening partnership with Kate Coppack as they blew opposition top-orders away in the powerplay. Her 14 RHFT wickets were taken at an average of 19 and economy rate of 4.1. Eva also represented England A in multi day match against Australia.
Fielder of the Year – Amara Carr
Amara was the standout candidate from several outstanding fielders in 2023. Her statistics of 4 catches and 4 stumping do not tell the whole story of her contribution and leadership in the side, setting the example for the Sunrisers fielding unit. Her brilliant glove work in all facets set the standard for the group.
Emerging Player of the Year – Ariana Dowse
Ariana has made an instant impression since coming to Sunrisers. After joining us on trial at the start of the summer, Ariana took the opportunity presented to her to play Academy and Second Eleven cricket for Sunrisers during 2023. This culminated in her being selected for last four games of the season where she has averaged over 40, including recording the first ever century in an innings of 105 in our win against Vipers. As a result, Ari has recently signed her first full time professional contract with Sunrisers.
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy Supporters’ Player of the Competition – Jodi Grewcock
Last week, votes were counted for the Supporters’ Player of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, sponsored by Sunshine Garden Centre, with the winner taking 41% of the votes. A star with both bat and ball, Jodi finished the campaign as our joint-leading wicket taker and second highest run scorer, scoring 232 runs and taking 14 wickets.
Charlotte Edwards Cup Supporters’ Player of the Competition – Jo Gardner
In July, our Sunshine Garden Centre Supporters’ Player of the Charlotte Edwards Cup winner was presented with her award. Jo played a key role with the bat in the middle order, hitting 25 at Lord’s and 37 not out at her home ground of Northampton, finishing with 92 runs in six innings. She also took two catches, and claimed two wickets with her off-spin.
Player of the Year – Jodi Grewcock
After making her debut last September as a top order batter, she missed just one 50 over game this season, due to a date clash with A Level exams. She started the season with three half-centuries in her first four innings, before shining with the ball towards the back end of the summer. She was awarded the PCA’s Most Valuable Player for July, after scoring 76 and taking 4 for 45 against the Southern Vipers.