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Chingford’s Catherine Dalton scoops Middlesex 2013 Player of the Year award at Lord’s
12:00pm Sunday 6th October 2013 in Sport
Chingford’s Catherine Dalton scooped the Middlesex 2013 Player of the Year award at Lord’s on Monday.
The 20-year-old Finchley Cricket all-rounder, who finished fifth in the ECB national batting averages, took the prize at a dinner attended by England players Steve Finn, Eoin Morgan and the Middlesex hierarchy.
Dalton only moved from her native Essex last season and the award is recognition of her progress towards what many believe will be full international honours.
“I am in shock still that my name was called,” she said. “I heard the announcement of the winner having finished fifth in the national averages and then everything else was a blur. It’s such an honour to be viewed as the key player. I am just loving playing for Middlesex.”
Dalton, who created history by being the first female to play in men’s Division One cricket for Halstead CC earlier this year, is off to Bangalore, India in October as part of her development.
She fits her training in around PE degree studies at St Mary’s University College.
“My focus is to represent my country at some stage and everything I do is aimed at that,” she added. “But to be recognised for your season at the Home of Cricket, is something I will treasure. It’s so inspiring and I want to do even better next year.”