Pat Fordham was named Cricketer of the Year at the annual awards last night for his part in 'putting Hong Kong cricket on the world map'. Fordham, who captained the territory at the ICC Trophy in Kuala Lumpur, was duly recognised for his role in taking Hong Kong into the quarter-finals. It was the second successive occasion on which Hong Kong had finished in the quarter-finals of the world's biggest cricket tournament. 'I'm pleased that we have done it again. It will prove that Kenya was not a fluke,' said wicketkeeper-batsman Fordham soon after Hong Kong stormed into the later stages a fortnight ago in Kuala Lumpur. And Mike Walsh, the chairman of selectors, was in no doubt as to who was mainly responsible. 'Pat [Fordham] was an outstanding performer at the ICC Trophy. He has won the Cricketer of the Year award in the past, but this time it is being given mainly for his efforts in putting Hong Kong cricket on the world map,' said Walsh, on whose shoulders fell the burden of picking the winner. His task was made easier by the fact that Fordham has also averaged in the 90s locally this season. But it will be for his performance in Kuala Lumpur that Fordham won Walsh's vote. Yorkshire-born Fordham led his team from the front and finished second in the batting averages. His wicketkeeping also proved peerless. Little Sai Wan's Riaz Farcy was named Hong Kong's ICC Player of the Tournament, while Kamran Raza won the ICC Young Player of the Tournament award. Among the other winners last night were: Roy Lamsam (schoolboy cricketer), Alex French (young cricketer), Jignesh Tailor (Dragons cricketer), Rahul Sharma (Sunday and Saturday League batsman), Ben Hall (Sunday League bowler), Steve Ward (Saturday League bowler), Herb Whitlock (umpire), Jim Cannell (sporting captain) and Anthony Correa (sporting cricketer).