Bisson bags top award

COREY BISSON has capped a fine summer of cricket by winning the Jersey Post Cricketer of the Year with Farmer-Caesareans fast bowler Julius Sumerauer picking up the Jersey Evening Post Young Cricketer of the Year.

Corey Bisson finished the cricket season in fine form by picking up the Jersey Post Cricketer of the Year award. PICTURE: MARTIN GRAY,
Corey Bisson finished the cricket season in fine form by picking up the Jersey Post Cricketer of the Year award. PICTURE: MARTIN GRAY,

Bisson was in fine form with the bat for much of the season, scoring an average 51.35 as he helped Rathbones Old Victorians to the Jersey Post Weekend League 40-over Premier Division title. Key to that was winning the penultimate game against Farmers in which Bisson scored a personal haul of 78 runs in a prolific partnership with Jonty Jenner to help set-up a dramatic finish. Bisson also showed his prowess with the ball in his hand, taking 14 wickets at an average of 15.1 runs.

In the T20 format, Bisson hit a magnificent ton on the opening day of the season against St Ouen-Springfield CC off just 65 balls, including 14 boundaries of which five were big sixes. It was therefore unfortunate for OVs that his services were unavailable for the T20 final which they lost to Farmers after a humbling batting collapse in the opening innings.

In winning the award Bisson fought off competition from team-mate Jenner, Farmers spin-bowler Rhys Palmer and Walkovers captain Nat Watkins. 'I'm obviously really pleased,' he said. 'It's been a weird season, having started late with all the Covid restrictions but I'm really chuffed that I managed to get the top award at the end.

'Getting that win against Farmers at the end and getting the league title back for the OVs was a real pinnacle this season and I'm glad to have contributed to that with the bat. The team played really well this year and it was good to get some silverware to show for it at the end of the season.''

Teenager Sumerauer, meanwhile, picked up the Young Cricketer of the Year, heading off nominations for team-mates Harrison Carlyon and Zak Tribe and Walkovers Dan Birrell. Sumerauer's pace bowling was devastating at times this season, showing what a promising talent he is in the attack with 15 wickets at average of 18.3 runs, whilst also averaging 36.8 runs with the bat in his hand.

There were other award winners too, with Jenner picking up the Premier Division Batsman of the Year award and Palmer the Premier Division Bowler of the Year.

Due to Covid-19 regulations the awards were announced online and will be awarded in person at a later date.

List of full winners in today's JEP.

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