Tanwir Afzal wins Dermot Reeve Medal for Hong Kong Cricketer of the Year

Hong Kong captain earns 25 points ahead of Mark Chapman’s 12 points; Chris Carter wins Rookie of the Year

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 09 January, 2016, 9:24pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 09 January, 2016, 9:31pm

Hong Kong captain Tanwir Afzal has won Hong Kong Cricket Association’s most prestigious individual award, the Dermot Reeve Medal as Cricketer of the Year.

The award, established in 2014, is given to Hong Kong’s best player across all international formats and Tanwir was a deserved winner because of his performances last year.

The award is named after former Hong Kong representative Dermot Reeve, who went on to a successful County career and played for England at test and one-day level.

The winner is calculated by 3, 2, 1 votes given after every match by the head coach with Afzal a clear winner on 25 points ahead runner-up Mark Chapman on 12 points.

Afzal scored his maiden first-class century (104) against the United Arab Emirates in the Intercontinental Cup and also had an outstanding all-round game in the second ODI of that tour – scoring 71 off 33 balls and taking three for 31 off 10 overs.

I’m really honoured to receive this award. A year ago I would not have thought I would be in this position
Chris Carter

The night’s other major award, the Rookie of the Year, went to Chris Carter who at just 18 years of age took over as the first-choice wicketkeeper.

“I’m really honoured to receive this award. A year ago I would not have thought I would be in this position so I’m just really thankful for all the opportunities that have been given to me, and this award just motivates me even more,” said Carter.