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Batsman Richard Levi was the star of the show on Northamptonshire CCC’s presentation night at Wantage Road – carrying off no fewer than four awards.

The 29-year-old received the accolades as the club’s Player of the Year in both the Royal London Cup and NatWest T20 Blast, underlining his status as one of the outstanding ‘white-ball’ performers in the world game.  He also claimed the coveted ‘players’ player’ award from his team-mates and (unsurprisingly!) the Tony Kingston Sixes trophy.

Levi, who first played for the Steelbacks in 2013, has become an indispensable member of the side in all formats.  His 375 runs in the T20 competition came at a staggering strike-rate of 166.66 – and included no fewer than 21 sixes.  He also contributed 305 runs in the RLC with a century against Derbyshire.

Levi notched 734 Championship runs – but fellow top-order man Rob Newton captured the two major trophies for performances efforts in four-day cricket: Championship Player of the Year, and the media award.

Hayley Brown was named Steelettos player of the year at the end of a superb season that saw Northamptonshire’s women secure promotion in both the Championship and T20 competitions.  And batsman Max Holden, who shone in County colours during his loan spell from Middlesex, was the 2017 young player of the year.

Other awards:

Frank and Doris Spokes Clubman of the Year – Suzanne Fairey

Community Award – Gareth Wade

Academy Player of the Year – Ewan Cox and Conner Haddow

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