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Daniel Bell-Drummond named best Academy Scholar

Thursday 9th September 2010

Kent Academy batsman Daniel Bell-Drummond is the latest recipient of the John Aitken Gray Trophy, having been named Academy Scholar of the year.

The club welcomed Myrna Gray back to the St Lawrence Ground earlier today (9 September). In memory of her late husband, John Aitken Gray, Myrna set up a scholarship of £500.00 per annum, for 10 years, for the "best Academy Scholar." Bell-Drummond was honoured for his fine performances this year and received his Trophy during the tea interval.

Commenting on Bell-Drummond“s award, Academy Director, Phil Relf, said: "Daniel has enjoyed a fine season. He has represented England under 19s and made an unbeaten 88 to help defeat the Sri Lankans in the second Test match. He has been involved with the club since 2002, when he played for our under 10 team, and has worked very hard at his game, over the last three years, whilst at Millfield School. Daniel has played several games for our second XI this summer and made an excellent unbeaten 100 against Northants recently. He thoroughly deserves this award.”

In the picture, accompanying this story, you will see Daniel“s parents, Percy and Maisie, receiving the award on behalf of their son, who is away at Millfield School.

From left to right: Phil Relf (Kent Academy Director), Maisie Bell-Drummond, Myrna Gray, Percy Bell Drummond and Jamie Clifford (Kent Chief Executive Officer).

Picture:Sarah Ansell