Palmer's batting makes him player of the year

Christopher Palmer was named player of the year when the Cayman Islands Cricket Association held its annual awards night in George Town on Saturday. 

The New Zealander has been one of the most consistent players over the last four years on the domestic scene, showing excellent leadership and batting skills for his team Greenies, who won the league. Palmer is also the national captain. 

Whycliffe “Dave” Cameron, chairman of the West Indies Cricket Board, attended the awards, as did Premier Alden McLaughlin. It was held at the residence of Gaston Maloney. 

Female cricketer of the year was Wyvonne Forbes, a big hitting batter and reliable wicket keeper. 

Revaughn Johnson was youth cricketer of the year. He is so talented that he was a guest player of the Bermuda Under-15 team that toured England in August. Johnson is a left-hand batsman, right-hand bowler, throws right handed, is a wicket keeper and catches well close up when fielding. 

Others who received awards included Desrene Cox (best female bowler), Gregory Smith (most improved player) and all-rounder Alister Ifill (best bowler). 

Theo Cuffy, Cricket Cayman’s technical director, said, “It was a fantastic night, very well attended with a great cross-section from the cricket community. 

“All the awards were given according to players’ statistics and Palmer was the most outstanding player.” 

There were also special awards for people who have devoted their time to helping the cricket programs over the years, such as match scorers Ferene Sealy and Beverly Cato and groundsmen Lawrence Smith, Andrew Blackwood, Reginald Ramoon and Denton Rivers. Umpire of the year was Zitroy Robertson. 

Chris Palmer is a talented batsman. - PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD

Chris Palmer is a talented batsman. – PHOTOS: RON SHILLINGFORD

Desrene Cox was best female bowler.

Desrene Cox was best female bowler.

Wyvonne Forbes regularly scores highly.

Wyvonne Forbes regularly scores highly.

Gregory Smith is the most improved player.

Gregory Smith is the most improved player.
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