Grace Scrivens had an outstanding summer in 2022, and backed that up with four awards at the club's End of Season Lunch earlier today.
Winning the club's Player of the Year, Batter of the Year, Bowler of the Year, and the Supporters' 2022 Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy Player of the Competition, sponsored by Sunshine Garden Centre, was thoroughly deserved after the summer that Scrivens has had, after finishing top of the competition's wicket takers and third on the run charts.
Mady Villiers picked up the Fielder of the Year award, whilst Scarlett Hughes claimed the Emerging Player of the Year after impressing with the gloves in the Charlotte Edwards Cup competition.
Naomi Dattani was also recognised, as she won the Supporters’ 2022 Charlotte Edwards Cup Player of the Competition after a terrific T20 campaign, having been presented with the award in June.
Full list of Sunrisers Award winners:
Bowler of the Year – Grace Scrivens
Her off-spin has played a key role in middle overs, often breaking partnerships and turning the momentum of innings. She finished the Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy, 50 over, campaign as the leading competition wicket taker with 13 wickets at an amazing average of just 14.7. This was off the back off a Charlotte Edwards Cup where she took 7 wickets with a best of 4-33.
Batter of the Year – Grace Scrivens
Providing consistency at the top of the order, both as aggressor and stabiliser. Her Charlotte Edwards Cup T20 season saw a return of 141 runs including 56 off of 42 balls against Western Storm. Her Rachel Heyhoe Flint Trophy continued this fine form, bringing a total of 297 runs at an average of 49.5. This included four half centuries, with a highest score of 74.
Fielder of the Year – Mady Villiers
She is the heartbeat of Sunrisers in the field, leading from the front and never afraid to put herself on the line for the team. Dedicated to developing her skills, she brings a thoroughly professional attitude to everything that she does. Whether in the ring or on the boundary, she is one of the best in the country.
Emerging Player of the Year – Scarlett Hughes
She took her opportunity with both hands at the start of the season, impressing behind the stumps with seven stumpings and two catches in the first four matches. Overall, she played seven games in her debut season with the First Team making a seamless transition up from the Academy, which is credit to both her skill and mentality.
Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy Supporters’ Player of the Competition – Grace Scrivens
Over 250 votes were counted for the Supporters’ Player of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, sponsored by Sunshine Garden Centre, with the winner taking 37% of the votes. We were delighted to be joined by Sunshine Garden Centre’s Managing Director Paul Douglass who presented the award. A star with both bat and ball, she finished as the competition’s leading wicket taker and third highest run scorer in a superb personal campaign.
Charlotte Edwards Cup Supporters’ Player of the Competition – Naomi Dattani
In July, our Sunshine Garden Centre Supporters’ Player of the Charlotte Edwards Cup winner was presented with her award. The winner was our top-run scorer in the competition with 157 runs, including back to back 50s in away games against Central Sparks and Western Storm, and took 6 wickets with her left arm swing.
Player of the Year – Grace Scrivens
As one of only two players to feature in every Sunrisers match this season, she delivered with bat, ball and in the field - quickly becoming a leader who belies her young age. Gaining representation at South Region, England Select and England A level, as well as performing for London Spirit in the Hundred, and all whilst doing her A-Levels too. She finished the summer ranked as the fourth best player in domestic cricket according to the PCA MVP. Scoring 438 runs and taking 20 wickets for the Sunrisers across both formats, seeing her named on the PCA Young Player shortlist.