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January 18, 2013
Glamorgan's all-rounder Jim Allenby has won the Wetherell Award from The Cricket Society as the leading all-rounder in English first-class cricket in 2012.
Allenby's performances went largely unheralded as Glamorgan struggled near the foot of the Second Division and failed to make an impact in either of the one-day competitions in a deeply disappointing season.
But that has not deterred The Cricket Society, which has recognised his record of 733 first-class runs at an average of 40.72 and 42 first-class wickets at 23 runs apiece. As well as being Glamorgan's leading championship wicket-taker, he also struck two championship hundreds against Essex at Colchester and Kent in Cardiff.
Allenby, Glamorgan's player of the year, succeeds Chris Woakes, of Warwickshire, althouigh while Woakes is part of England's one-day party in India, Allenby has never been mentioned in international terms. He also follows a past Glamorgan winner, Robert Croft, who took the award in 2004.
Allenby, who is is spending the off-season in Western Australia, will receive the award from Sir Tim Rice at the Cricket Society's Spring Dinner in London on March 22.
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