Northants Cricket named winners at Northamptonshire Sports Awards
The Steelbacks had a great night at the Northamptonshire Sports Awards on Thursday, as they won two of the three awards they were nominated for on the night.
Head Coach David Ripley won yet another Coach of the Year award. This is more deserved recognition for Ripley, since he has led the Steelbacks’ turnaround in success after taking over as Head Coach half way through the 2012 season.
The Steelbacks also won, coming away with the Team of the Year award. This was richly deserved following one the most successful season’s in the club’s history, after they won the Friends Life t20 competition and got promote to Division One of the LV= County Championship.
Meanwhile all-rounder James Middlebrook was nominated for the Sports Personality of the Year and came so close to winning, finishing as runner up.