Holland takes West of England Batter of the Year award

DUMBLETON’S Dan Holland capped a memorable summer when he received the Batter of the Year award at the West of England Premier League’s annual dinner.

The opener finished with a superb total of 1,117 runs at an average of 85.92, with a highest score of 200 not out, as his village side finished second in the Gloucestershire division, just behind champions Painswick.

Holland also hit 29 for Dumbleton at Lord’s in their magnificent 86-run victory over holders Calmore Sports in the Voneus Village Cup final.

Holland is pictured at the dinner, which was staged at the Seat Unique Stadium, with former Gloucestershire all-rounder Benny Howell (left) and compere Pete Trego, the former Somerset and Nottinghamshire all-rounder.

Gloucester’s Scott Montgomery, meanwhile, was the Gloucestershire division’s player of the year after scoring 548 runs and finishing with a total of 24 wicketkeeping victims.

Tom Hage, of Hatherley & Reddings, went home with the Premier Two Glos/Wilts award after taking 37 wickets and hitting 784 runs (40.24).

And the Premier Two Bristol/Somerset trophy went to Louie Shaw for his 39 wickets and 449 runs for champions Bristol.

Image courtesy Jason Belcher

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