• 2019 – C S Delport

    Cameron Delport

    Cameron Delport
    Photograph by Nick Wood – Unshaken Photography

    Cameron Delport of Essex has won this year’s Walter Lawrence Trophy with a 38-ball century scored on the second night of this season’s Vitality Blast T20 competition, at Chelmsford on July 19. The 30-year-old South African put Surrey to the sword, finishing his innings on 129, scored off 49 balls and including 7 fours and 14 sixes.

    Delport’s swashbuckling performances in the Vitality Blast were a key factor in Essex’s success in the competition this season, which climaxed with a thrilling, last-ball win for the club on Finals day, beating Worcestershire by 4 wickets.

    The Durban-born all-rounder, who holds a British passport, bats left-handed but bowls right-arm medium and is a global hired-gun in T20 competitions. He joined Essex on a two-year contract this season following two seasons with Leicestershire in 2017/18. Delport made his first-class debut in 2009 and T20 debut in 2010, and in the ensuing period has represented a lengthy list of teams, including South Africa A, Sydney Thunder, Chittagong Vikings, Islamabad United, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Lahore Qalanders, Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinidad & Tobago Red Steel.

    Essex v Surrey scorecard

    Cameron Delport’s career statistics

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