Muchall Wins Major Award
player Gordon Muchall's fine performances during the 2002 season
gained him the prestigious award as the most promising young cricketer
of the year from The Cricket Society.
was not able to receive it in person at the Society's autumn dinner
in the Royal Overseas League, London on Friday (November 1) - the
day before his 20th birthday - because he is currently with the
English Academy squad in Australia.
who was born in Newcastle and educated at Durham School, made his
debut for Durham in the summer, scoring over 600 runs and hitting
his maiden first-class century, 127 against Middlesex at Lords.
Primarily a batsman, he picked up wickets with his medium-pace bowling.
has toured India and New Zealand with the England U19 squad and
during the summer he played in three U19 'Tests' against India,
scoring 254 in the match at Cardiff, the second highest score ever
made for the U19s.
Moxon, the Durham coach, rates him an excellent prospect. In Gordon's
absence - he wrote expressing his delight at the award - it was
received on his behalf by Ian Todd, Chairman on the Dunelm Cricket
Society. The presentation was made by former Sussex captain John
Barclay who won the award himself in 1969.