Glamorgan 2021 awards winners announced

27 Sep 2021 | Cricket

Batsman Kiran Carlson was the big winner at the 2021 Glamorgan Player Awards held at The Towers in Swansea, as he took home the Player of the Year trophy after he topped the Welsh county’s run charts in the County Championship and led the club to its first trophy in 17 years.

Carlson struck 928 runs during the four-day campaign, passing 50 eight times during the season - three of which he converted into centuries.

Against Sussex in April, he became the first Welsh batsman to score two hundreds in a match since Jonathan Hughes in 2005.

The 23-year-old also captained Glamorgan during our triumphant Royal London Cup campaign and top-scored in the final at Trent Bridge against Durham with a brilliant 82 from just 59 balls.

In doing so, he became the first Glamorgan captain to ever win a final as we picked up our first piece of silverware since 2004 when we won the National League title.

All-rounder David Lloyd won the County Championship Player of the Year award after performing with both bat and ball during the four-day campaign. Asked to open the batting this season, Lloyd hit 828 runs at the top of the order at an average of nearly 35 and hit a career-best 121 in the final match of the season against Surrey at The Kia Oval.

With his medium-pace, Lloyd picked up 21 wickets at an average under 27 and took career-best figures of 4/11 in the victory over Kent at Sophia Gardens.

The White-Ball Player of the Year award was awarded to all-rounder Joe Cooke, with the 24-year-old playing a starring role during the Royal London Cup triumph.

Cooke was the leading wicket-taker in the competition with 20 wickets at just over 15, while his match-winning return of an unbeaten 66 plus 5/61 against the Essex Eagles at Cardiff in the semi-final was the best all-round return by a Glamorgan cricketer in List A cricket for 51 years.

Peter Walker is the only other Glamorgan player to have claimed five wickets and scored 50 runs or more in a List A match having achieved the feat in 1970.

Cooke became the only double-award winner of the night when he also won the John Derrick Young Player of the Year Award. As well as his exploits in the Royal London Cup, Cooke struck a maiden County Championship half-century against Surrey. 

Meanwhile, wicketkeeper batsman Tom Cullen picked up the 2nd XI Player of the Year award. Cullen topped the run-scoring charts for Glamorgan in the Second Eleven Championship with 374, and also took 18 catches and two stumpings.

Finally, young off-spinner Tegid Phillips took home the Academy Player of the Year award. The 19-year-old took 3/39 for Wales National County against Berkshire in the semi-finals of the National Counties Trophy and 6/56 for Glamorgan against Northamptonshire in the Second Eleven Championship at Newport Cricket Club.