WORCESTERSHIRE held their annual awards night at New Road.

It finished off a memorable season which culminated in promotion to County Championship Division One.

Worcester Cricket Society’s Moment of the Season – Ross Whiteley

The society’s award went to Whiteley for his six sixes in an over against Yorkshire in a T20 Blast match at Headingley.

Whiteley became the first Englishman to achieve the remarkable feat and only the fifth player in history.

The Fans’ Forum Fielder of the Year Award – Ed Barnard

Each match members of the forum nominated the player they considered to be the outstanding fielder.

As in past years, the competition was close with eventual winner Barnard, Ben Cox, Brett D’Oliveira and Whiteley leading the way.

The BBC Hereford & Worcester Lost For Words Award – Brett D’Oliveira

During the T20 game at Birmingham Bears, Rapids racked up 190-7 after the ball was missed by batsman D’Oliveira and then hit a helmet behind the wicketkeeper.

It gave Worcestershire five penalty runs which ultimately proved the difference in their victory.

Worcestershire County Cricket Supporters’ Association Award – Ed Barnard

Barnard collected 50 per cent of the vote to win the accolade for the first time.

The 21-year-old enjoyed an outstanding season with bat and ball in the Championship, scoring nearly 600 runs and taking close to 50 wickets.

He achieved career best bowling figures of 4-23 against Gloucestershire at New Road and his highest score 75 against Durham.

The Kenyon Award – Joe Leach

Skipper Leach won the award for the best individual performance in a game with his contribution in the opening home Championship match of 2017 against eventual promotion rivals Northamptonshire.

In a low-scoring match, Leach picked up five wickets in both innings for the first time and finished with career-best figures of 10-122.

The Damian D’Oliveira Academy Player Of The Year Award – Adam Finch

Paceman Adam Finch has made massive strides during the past two years and in 2017 was a regular member of the seconds.

He demonstrated his potential by taking 5-19 against a powerful Yorkshire side in a Second XI Championship match.

Finch’s performances also earned him a call-up into the England under 19 side.

The Players’ Player Award Sponsored by Blackfinch – Daryl Mitchell

Mitchell enjoyed an outstanding season with the bat and played a massive role in the Championship promotion push.

He became the first player in Division Two this season to reach 1,000 runs and surpassed his previous best in terms of centuries with seven in 2017.

Daryl also made telling contributions in white-ball cricket with the ball too.

The Young Player of the year Award Sponsored by GTECH – Josh Tongue

Tongue had a debut season of first-team cricket to remember after putting his back problems behind him and becoming a key member of the side aged 19.

The academy product played in every Championship match after returning his first five-wicket haul on his competition debut at Glamorgan.

The T20 Player of the Year Award Sponsored by EBC Group – Joe Clarke

Clarke made a big impact in the short format after being promoted to open the batting.

He smashed 19 sixes in the T20 Blast, one more than Whiteley, and the highlight was 124 not out off just 53 balls against Durham at New Road.

The Dick Lygon Award – Ben Cox

Cox enjoyed another excellent season behind the stumps and again produced several key innings including a career-best 124 against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham.

He made his debut aged 17 while still at Bromsgrove School against Somerset at Taunton and has become the man to answer a crisis with his determined batting as well as providing power when needed.

The 26-year-old is the County’s Professional Cricketers’ Association representative.