Kent’s Lydia Greenway was named winner of the ECB Women’s Cricketer of the Year award earlier this week.
The awards evening, held in the Long Room at Lord’s, was hosted by the ECB and Brit Insurance, and provided an opportunity for players, media and the wider cricketing community to look back and celebrate the achievements of all England cricket teams over the past twelve months.
The England Women’s Cricketer of the Year was selected by a panel of experts that comprised Clare Connor, the Guardian’s Mike Selvey, Sky Sports’ Nick Knight and England coach Mark Lane.
Widely recognised as the best fielder in the women’s game, Greenway has enjoyed an excellent year of international cricket. Her consistency saw her named the player of the series on two occasions in the last twelve months, firstly during the NatWest Women’s ODI Series against New Zealand last summer and then again in the T20I Series against Australia this winter, as England beat the current ICC World Champions 4-1.
On receiving this award for the first time, Greenway commented: “I’m delighted to be named as the Women’s Cricketer of the Year for 2011. To take the award when playing amongst so many talented cricketers makes it all the more special.
“I’ve been really pleased with my performance and it’s a great feeling to contribute to the team’s success. I hope to continue this over the course of the summer as we look ahead to the NatWest Women’s Quadrangular Series.”