Badree's allround brilliance earns him Player of the Year prize

Allrounder Samuel Badree was named Player of the Year in Trinidad and Tobago at the recent end of the National Premier Cricket League. His statistics were outstanding – 446 runs in the League at an average of 55.70 and also 40 wickets at an average of 17 runs per wicket.

The 29-year-old who bowls quick leg-breaks and hits the ball powerfully, won the major award helping his side Powergen to the Premier Division title. He won the prize from a short list which also included Nicholas Alexis, Aneil Kanhai and Gregory Mahabir, and Gairy Mathurin, the St Lucia and Windward Islands left-arm slow bowler.

Mathurin finished the season with 309 runs and 56 wickets while Queen’s Park’s Alexis hit 682 runs, including three centuries at an average of 62.3. Kanhai of Merryboys had a commendable all-round performance with 217 runs and 52 wickets and Mahabir, who plays for Clarke Road scored 668 runs including three centuries.