Parnell is top Cobra at awards



June 1, 2016
Parnell is top Cobra at awards

KING COBRA: Capes Wayne Parnell. CREDIT: Sourced

Wayne Parnell was the big winner at the Western Province Cricket Association’s annual awards ceremony on Monday.

Parnell, who has been in breathtaking form throughout the season and is currently on national duty with the Proteas in the Caribbean, won four prizes including the Cape Cobras’ Player of the Year award.

Parnell was also named the Cape Cobras’ One-Day Player of the Year, the T20 Challenge Player of the Year and the Cape Cobras Players’ Player of the Year.

Of his star player, coach Paul Adams says: “I have not seen Wayne play this well for many summers.

“It is a just reward for good, consistent performances.”

Parnell ended with 16 wickets at an economy-rate of 4.83 in the One Day Cup series, 237 runs at an average of 47.40 as a T20 Challenge opener and also took eight wickets in the T20-format.

Although Dane Vilas won the SuperSport Series Player of the Year award, Parnell averaged 48.14 with the bat and captured 23 wickets in five matches, including three consecutive five-wicket hauls.

He claimed 12 wickets in the penultimate match of the season against the Dolphins, and ripped through the visitors with 7/51 in the first innings.

He also hammered his first first-class century, an unbeaten 111 against the Knights.

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