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    2009 Presentation Lunch at Lord’s

    Vikram Solanki’s Trophy-winning century was scored for Worcestershire against Glamorgan at New Road, on the 24th of June, off just 47 balls. The 33-year-old Worcestershire captain’s hundred included 14 fours and 2 sixes and helped his side crush the opposition by 101 runs in the T20 match at New Road, Worcester.

    Solanki, the current chairman of the Professional Cricketers Association who has played for England in 51 One-Day Internationals, in which he scored two centuries, and two T20 Internationals, becomes the second player to win the Walter Lawrence Trophy with a limited-over innings. The award, which celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2009, amended its rules in 2008 to allow centuries from all domestic county competitions to qualify. The fastest first-class hundred was scored by Somerset’s Peter Trego, who hit a 54-ball hundred, which included 6 fours and 9 sixes, in the County Championship, Division One match against Yorkshire, at Taunton on July 30.

    Solanki is the first Worcestershire batsman since Graeme Hick in 1988 to win the Trophy, and he was 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 2.

    At the dinner, Anand Ashok, the 20-year-old Cambridge University batsman, was presented with the 2009 Walter Lawrence Trophy award for the highest-scoring batsman from the six MCC Universities. His unbeaten 164, scored against Oxford University in the MCC Universities Championship match at Fenner’s on June 21, is the highest score in an innings played against one of the other five University Centres of Cricketing Excellence or against one of the first-class counties in 2009. Ashok became the third recipient of a silver medallion and a prize of £1,000.

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    Vikram Solanki and Brian Thornton

    Vikram Solanki and Brian Thornton

    Vikram Solanki

    Vikram Solanki

    Anand Ashok, John Stephenson

    Anand Ashokand John Stephenson

    Mark Lawrence

    Mark Lawrence

    Simon Hughes

    Simon Hughes

    Anand Ashok and Vikram Solanki

    Anand Ashok and Vikram Solanki

    Simon Hughes, Mark Lawrence, Brian Thornton, Vikram Solanki and Anand Ashok

    Simon Hughes, Mark Lawrence, Brian Thornton, Vikram Solanki and Anand Ashok


    Photographs by Pete Millson

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