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Northeast awarded NBC Denis Compton Award for 2010

Sunday 24th October 2010

Batsman Sam Northeast has been awarded the NBC Denis Compton Award for Kent“s Most Promising Player of 2010.

The independent award, presented to a player at each first-class county who is under the age of 23 and not contracted to the ECB, indentifies some of the best young talent across the domestic circuit and Northeast retains the title he won in 2009.

During the summer the 21 year-old amassed 719 LV= County Championship runs at an average of 23.96, including four half-centuries and a highest score of 71. He also averaged 24 from four Friends Provident t20 appearances as the youngster continues to develop his game at the St Lawrence Ground.

The Denis Compton award was founded in 1996 by former Somerset wicket-keeper Neil Burns. Former Kent winners include Ben Phillips – now at Somerset, Essex seam bowler David Masters, current skipper Rob Key, James Tredwell, departing quick bowler Amjad Khan and Joe Denly who incredibly won the award for five consecutive seasons between 2004 and 2008 before handing the title onto Northeast.

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