Nat Sciver-Brunt and Lauren Filer earned big accolades in the 2023 Cricket Writers Awards

The Cricket Writers Club (CWC) exists to increase the interests of all those who work in the media coverage of cricket, and the interests of cricket itself. CWC started as a social club for cricket writers in 1946. It also includes supporting players through the CWC Awards, presented at the club’s flagship event.

Nat Sciver-Brunt and Lauren Filer earned big accolades in the 2023 Cricket Writers Awards. PC: Getty
Nat Sciver-Brunt and Lauren Filer earned big accolades in the 2023 Cricket Writers Awards. PC: Getty

The Cricket Writers’ Club Awards highlights achievements in a variety of areas, including up-and-coming, female and disabled cricketers, as well as in cricket literature. Star England all-rounder Nat Sciver-Brunt won the JM Finn Women’s Cricket Award for her brilliant performances for England in recent times. She smashed 216 runs at an impressive strike rate of 141.17 and an astonishing average of 72 in five innings in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa, earlier this year. Her tally of runs included a couple of half-centuries.

Her best performance with the bat in the tournament came in their last league game against Pakistan when she stayed unbeaten on 81 runs, scoring at an astonishing strike rate of 202.50. She was awarded the Player of the Match for her match-winning performance with the bat as she played a crucial role in helping her side clinch a massive 114-run victory over Pakistan.

She also played a crucial role with the bat in the Ashes Series, earlier this year. She had a quiet outing in the T20I series, however, she bounced back in the ODI series and scored 271 runs at a strike rate of 93.77 and an astonishing average of 135.50 in three innings in the ODI series. Her tally of runs included a couple of centuries. She scored 78 runs in a couple of innings in the one-off Test match. She played a pivotal role in helping England bounce back and level (8-8) the scoreline of the Ashes series.

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The 22-year-old young pace bowling sensation Lauren Filer has been awarded the Emerging Cricketer of the Year Award. She has been one of the most exciting pacers from the upcoming crop of pacers for England. She is known for her pace and her ability to swing the ball both ways at the domestic level. She was rewarded with a maiden call-up for England in the Women’s Ashes, earlier this year. She justified her call-up to the national side. She picked up four wickets in a couple of innings in the one-off Test match.

She picked up a couple of big wickets of Beth Mooney and Ellyse Perry. Beth Mooney was her maiden wicket in the Test format. She picked up eight wickets in three innings in the ODI format. Her best performance with the ball came on 9th September 2023 in the first ODI against Sri Lanka when she returned with the match figures (3/27) in her spell. Hasini Perera was her maiden ODI victim.

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