Grant Stewart wins Championship award

Grant Stewart wins Championship award

Paceman Grant Stewart won the Specsavers County Championship player of the week award after his superb all-round diaplay against Middlesex.

The 24-year-old achieved two career-bests of 38 and then 103 with the bat and took 8/58 in the match including 6/22 as the 2016 county champions crumbled to 56 all out in the first innings.

He achieved prodigious swing with the pink Duke ball and his swashbuckling maiden century laid the platform for a club record 342-run win against Middlesex and earned him the PCA MVP man of the match.

The Sandwich Town all-rounder recovered from a niggling hamstring injury to help the side keep pressure on early leaders Warwickshire at the top of Division Two.

He received 36 per cent of the votes, beating fellow nominees Morne Morkel (Surrey), Joe Clarke (Worcestershire) and Mohammad Abbas (Leicestershire).

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