Walter Lawrence Trophy

Marcus North wins award for season's fastest hundred

Cricinfo staff

The Walter Lawrence Trophy
Gloucestershire allrounder Marcus North has won the 2007 Walter Lawrence Trophy, awarded for the season's fastest first-class century. He won the trophy for his 73-ball hundred against Leicestershire on May 5.

North, a 28-year-old left-hand batsman from Western Australia, who has previously been at Durham, Lancashire and Derbyshire, hit 13 fours and a six during his century. He will be presented with the Walter Lawrence Trophy and a cheque for £5,000 at a special lunch in The Long Room at Lord's on October 18.

At the lunch, Simon Butler, a 23-year-old Cardiff UCCE batsman, who scored 167 against Leeds/Bradford UCCE at Cardiff on May 3, will receive a silver medallion and prize of £1,000. Butler is the second winner of the Walter Lawrence Trophy award for the highest score by a batsman from the six MCC Universities against one of the other five University Centres of Cricketing Excellence or against one of the first-class counties.