The Northern Diamonds celebrated the 2023 season at the team’s annual awards ceremony at Headingley Stadium on Friday, 29 September.
The event, presented by Sally Hurst, a former GB Cyclist and BBC Look North Sports reporter, saw the senior team, academy, support team and staff across Yorkshire Cricket come together at Headingley Stadium.
As part of the special evening Yorkshire’s President Dr Jane Powell featured in a special Q&A and a number of blue caps were also given out by Diamonds’ Head Coach Danni Hazell.
In terms of performances, this year the Diamonds finished sixth in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy (RHFT), winning six of 14 matches and narrowly missing out on the knockout stages for both the 50-over and T20 competitions. In the Charlotte Edwards Cup, they finished fourth in the table with four wins from seven matches.
Northern Diamonds awards 2023
In the Academy awards Emily Whiting scooped the Player of the Year prize while the Players’ player of the Year was tied between Lucy Lindley and Harriet Robson and Erin Thomas took home Performance of the Year after being the highest run scorer at Millfield Festival.
In the Senior awards Lauren Winfield-Hill scooped the Batter of the Year award after an exceptional season. She finished head and shoulders above the rest of the run-scorers in the RHF Trophy, amassing 663 runs in 14 innings.
Winfield-Hill also took home the Player of the Year accolade and was voted as Yorkshire’s Members’ Women’s Player of the Year for 2023.
Katie Levick won the Bowler of the Year award – and the the leg-spinner’s 36 wickets across both competitions is more than any other bowler in regional cricket for the second season running. Levick also won the much sought after Players’ Player of the year.
Pictured, Katie Levick.
Fielder of the Year Award went to dynamic South Africa all-rounder Chloe Tryon, who joined the Diamonds in April and took nine catches in the field across both formats.
On the night, a number of caps were given out to players. This included cricketers Emma Marlow and Lizzie Scott, who were capped last season but absent due to the England U19 World Cup.
New caps were also given to Chloe Tryon (Cap no. 29), Katherine Fraser (Cap no. 30), Grace Hall (Cap no. 31) and Rebecca Duckworth (Cap no. 32).