Tom Ballington, Essex Under 15 Player of the Year — September 2015
23 September 2015
Congratulations to Tom Ballington on receiving his richly-deserved award as Player of the Year for the Essex U15 team.
The following is the citation read by the manager at the Awards ceremony held at the County Ground in September 2015:
The Boys U15 Player of the Year chosen by Keith Fletcher and myself is TOM BALLINGTON
Tom was the most improved player in the U15 side this season, scoring 166 runs in County Cup matches at an average of 41.5 and taking useful wickets with his offspin. At the LSCA festival he was awarded player of the tournament and his performance against Gloucestershire in the County Cup quarter finals single handedly gained us a place at the National Finals. Coming in at 51-5 he scored 104 not out from 118 balls to take us to a match winning total of 235.
Simon Humby - Manager Essex U15 2015