September 25, 2000

Bland Bankart plc 'Cricketer of the Year' Award 2000

Leicestershire CCC Press Release

Aftab Habib has today been named as the Bland Bankart plc "Cricketer of the Year" for the 2000 season.

Aftab has had a very consistent 2000 season. Ever present in the Leicestershire team, he has scored 1038 Championship runs at an average of 49.43. This included two centuries 172 not out versus Somerset, and 164 versus Derbyshire. Aftab also scored 8 Championship half centuries, 66 v Hampshire, 52 v Durham, 78 v Kent, 61 v Hampshire, 59 versus Yorkshire, 93 and 73 v Hampshire and 72 v Somerset.

Aftab also scored 384 runs at an average of 32 in the NCL Norwich Union One-Day League.

Leicestershire County Cricket Club finished fourth in the PPP Healthcare County Championship and fourth in the NCL Norwich Union Cricket League.

To finish off a tremendous season Aftab Habib has been selected for this winter's forthcoming England 'A' Tour to the West Indies.

Bland Bankart plc and Leicestershire County Cricket Club congratulate Aftab and wish him well in the future.

Sponsored by Bland Bankart plc, the cash award will be presented together with the Bland Bankart 'Cricketer of the Year' Trophy at the Grand Hotel, Leicester on Friday 22nd September 2000, by Mr Gilbert Bland of Bland Bankart plc.

For further information please contact David Collier, Chief Executive, at Leicestershire County Cricket Club on (0116) 283 2128.