Scotland November 28, 2008

Blain named Player-of-the-Year

John Blain has received the Players’ Player-of-the-Year award at the final event Cricket Scotland’s calendar, the Caledonians Dinner.

Blain, now working in a coaching capacity for Yorkshire, has been one of Scotland’s leading players since his debut in 1996. The award was given for Blain’s efforts both on and off the field and in recognition of the respect in which he is held by his team mates.

"It is fantastic to be recognised by my team-mates. We are a very closely-knit squad and have worked hard collectively this year,” Blain said. “Next year is a huge one for us, and I am looking forward to the challenges ahead of us."

Gavin Hamilton was named Scotland's batsman of the year, Colin Smith the allrounder's award while Dewald Nel's 42 wickets earned him the bowler of the year medal.

Will Luke is assistant editor of ESPNcricinfo

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