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Hosein wins QPCC cricketer of the year
All-rounder Akeal Hosein won the cricketer of the year award when the Queen’s Park Cricket Club (QPCC) held its Annual Cricket Awards function at the Queen’s Park Oval, Friday night.
The other cricketers of the year were Jeremy Solozano, Daron Cruickshank, Kenneth Hazel and Amit Jaggernauth.
Queen’s Park’s young cricketers were also awarded for their efforts. National Under-17 player Jordan Warner won the Peter Waithe Youth Personality Award, national U-17 player and national U-15 captain Kirstan Kallicharan took home the Runako Morton Most Promising Player, while Solozano the national U-19 captain also won the Youth Cricketer of the Year award.
Awards were also distributed to players scoring hundreds and taking five or more wickets in an innings.
Hosein, 21, had a memorable year with both bat and ball. The left-arm spinner took 68 wickets during the season which included five 5-wicket hauls.
In the batting department, Hosein made 453 runs with a highest score of 137 not out at an average of 35.4. Hosein also accomplished an incredible feat when he took two hat-tricks in the same match against Caldrac at Gilbert Park. The accomplishment sent record keepers to the archives and no record could be found of this happening in any game in Trinidad at the premiership level.
Hosein also made his debut for the national senior team earlier this year and announced his arrival with a century and two five-wicket hauls. Less than two weeks ago Hosein was part of the Barbados Tridents team that clinched the Caribbean Premier League title.
Cricketer of the Year - Akeal Hosein
Five Cricketers of the Year
Peter Waithe Youth Personality Award - Jordan Warner
Runako Morton Most Promising Player - Kirstan Kallicharan
Youth Cricketer of the Year - Jeremy Solozano