Sean Dickson named national Second XI Player of the Year

Wednesday 9th December 2015

Men’s First Team

Kent batsman Sean Dickson has won the 2015 Second XI Player of the Year, awarded annually by the Association of Cricket Statisticians.

The South African-born cricketer, who has a UK passport thanks to his Kentish mother, smashed several centuries for the second XI as he earned a professional contract after arriving in Kent on a trial during a stint playing club cricket in East Anglia this summer.

The 24-year-old said: "I'm delighted to win this award. I'd like to thank Simon Willis for giving me the opportunity and my team-mates for their support since I arrived at Kent.

"I'll be working hard this winter to arrive back next year in the best shape to try and earn a place in all formats.

"The number of players coming through the Academy and 2nd XI to play first-class cricket shows how good the set-up is."

It is the second successive year a Kent player has won the award with former academy scholar Chris Piesley winning the prize in 2014 after a prolific year for Kent and MCC Young Cricketers.

The Les Hatton Trophy is based on performances across all three national Second XI competitions.

The trophy was first awarded in 1989 and was won that year by Jason Pooley of Middlesex.

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