Liam O'Brien named Disability Cricketer of the Year
England Physical Disability squad all-rounder Liam O’Brien has been named the Lord’s Taverners Disability Cricketer of the Year for 2018.
The Lord’s Taverners Disability Cricketer of the Year award showcases the development and contribution of members of the national disability cricket squads. Having starred in the tri-series against Bangladesh and Pakistan in July which saw him average 56.67 with the bat and take six wickets, the Sussex player O’Brien collected his award at the prestigious Cricket Writers Club annual lunch in London earlier this week.
Paul Robin, Lord’s Taverners CEO, said: “It’s been a great year for the England disability squads and this award looks to reflect the hard work and progress of the players, while showcasing disability cricket and the fantastic role models in the squads to not only the tens of thousands of youngsters who take part in the Lord’s Taverners disability cricket programmes every year, but to all England cricket fans. “Liam has played an important role on and off the pitch to the development of cricket in this country and I am sure all will agree that he is a fantastic role model for the sport.”
As part of his award, O’Brien was presented with a pair of diamond and sapphire cufflinks donated by Lord’s Taverners supporter Dirk Odendaal of Odendaal Diamonds.
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