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7th October 2022 News

Potts & Raine pick of the winners at Durham’s 2022 Paul Collingwood Medal

Matthew Potts claimed three awards at Durham’s Paul Collingwood Medal at the Hilton Hotel Gateshead, hosted by Charles Dagnall, as the club celebrated 30 years of first-class cricket at Durham. 

A brilliant start to the domestic season saw Potts called-up to the England team where he made his Test match debut at Lord’s, taking fantastic figures of 4-13 against New Zealand.

Potts went on to underline his international class and became a major part of England’s upturn in fortunes, taking 20 wickets at an average of 28 from his five Tests this summer where he also took on India and South Africa. The Durham seamer also made his ODI debut on home soil at Seat Unique Riverside following his impressive start for the national side.

The 23-year-old also had a phenomenal LV= Insurance County Championship for Durham where he achieved six five-wicket hauls. Two 10-wicket match hauls were a highlight on his way to 56 wickets at 17.9 with career best figures of 7-40.

His bowling performances in the County Championship saw him named LV= Insurance County Championship player of the year, while there were no surprises to see him voted Members Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year.

Ben Raine’s 47 County Championship wickets including two five wicket hauls with a best of 5/43 saw him awarded Paul Collingwood Medal – Durham’s Player of the Season award. The Durham seamer continued to lead the Durham attack throughout the summer including scoring his maiden first-class century against Worcestershire.

50 against Birmingham Bears with 143 runs & 15 wickets through the tournament also saw Raine win the Vitality Blast Player of the Season.

The 2022 Rising Star award went to Michael Jones after a superb breakthrough season in all three formats. In the County Championship he scored five fifties and two centuries including his maiden first-class hundred against Leicestershire going onto score a career best 206 against Middlesex in the Championship, rounding off 2022 with 878 red ball runs. In two Royal London Cup games he scored a List A best of 119, again coming against Middlesex.  While he finished as Durham’s leading run scorer in the Vitality Blast with 319 runs.

Liam Trevaskis won the Royal London Cup player of the season having scored 220 runs including his maiden List A 50 against Surrey, he claimed 9 wickets and took the final catch as Durham beat Somerset in a high scoring thriller at Taunton – as Ben Green almost saw Somerset home with a fine century.

Jonathan Bushnell won the 2XI player of the year award in a successful summer for the clubs 2XI team as he scored 580 runs at an average of 74.30. His 580 runs included two half-centuries and two hundreds with a top score of 187 against Lancashire at Northern, additionally taking 8 wickets in the Championship.

Full list of Winners:

Maureen Jackson Community Person of the Year: Paul Nesbit (Shotley Bridge CC)

Club Person of the Year: Steve Stavers (Facilities Officer) & Mark Patterson (Assistant Head Groundsman)

Second XI Player of the Year: Jonathan Bushnell

Royal London Cup Player of the Year: Liam Trevaskis

Vitality Blast Player of the Year: Ben Raine

LV=Insurance County Championship Player of the Year: Matthew Potts

Rising Star: Michael Jones

Members Player of the Year: Matthew Potts

Players’ Player: Matthew Potts

Paul Collingwood Medal: Ben Raine

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