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Tammy Beaumont wins Kent Women’s Player of the Year 2015

Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Women

Tammy Beaumont won the Canterbury Christ Church University Kent Women's Player of the Year 2015 at the Spitfire Kent Cricket Awards.

The 24-year-old from Dover celebrated her selection for the England Performance Programme this winter by picking up the Kent Player of the Year and Batswoman of the Year 2015.

The Kent Cricket Academy graduate was the top run-scorer with 425 runs to earn Batswoman of the Year and 17-year-old spinner Megan Belt was awarded the best bowler prize for a prolific summer, taking 21 wickets.

The women's team narrowly missed out on the Royal London One-Day County Championship and NatWest T20 competitions despite playing without three players representing England in the Women's Ashes.

The captain, who deputised for Charlotte Edwards during the Women's Ashes, became the first Kent Women's player to score a century in T20 cricket.

Beaumont said: "It was a little disappointing to finish runners-up in both tournaments but it's great to see a few younger players coming through and put in great performances when England players were on international duty.

"Charlotte Edwards usually wins the batting prize so it's nice to have a new name on the trophy and shows I have contributed to the team."

Beaumont was included in the England Women's Performance Squad for this winter alongside Edwards, Tash Farrant, Lydia Greenway and Laura Marsh.

Belt and Izzy Cloke will join the England Women's Performance Programme this winter.

Wicketkeeper Lauren Griffiths was named Fielder of the Year as Paul Carney, director of sport at Canterbury Christ Church University presented the awards.

CANTERBURY CHRIST CHURCH UNIVERSITY KENT WOMEN'S CRICKET AWARDS 2015

Player of 2015: Tammy Beaumont

Batswoman of 2015: Tammy Beaumont

Bowler of 2015: Megan Belt

Fielder of 2015: Lauren Griffiths