ACS Awards

The ACS makes two awards each year.

The Brooke-Lambert Award for the Statistician of the Year

is awarded for outstanding services to cricket statistics and historical research, usually in the past year but sometimes taking into account a lifetime’s achievement. It was inaugurated in 1986.

The 2020 winner is Derek Carlaw for his work on the Kent County Cricketers A to Z, which contains biographical details of 616 players who appeared for Kent between 1806 and 1939.

See here for a full list of winners.

The Les Hatton Second Eleven Player of the Year

is awarded to a leading cricketer in the English First-Class Second Eleven competitions. It is generally intended to award an up-and-coming player.

The ECB made a similar award up to 2001, but dropped it in 2002. Shortly before his death Les Hatton, who edited the Second Eleven Annual for many years, proposed that the ACS should continue this award, which is now dedicated to his memory.

The 2019 winner was Liam Patterson-White of Nottinghamshire; there was no winner in 2020, because the Second Eleven competitions were cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic.

See here for a full list of winners since the ACS took over the award in 2002.

The Don Ambrose Memorial Prize

was awarded between 2011 and 2013 for the best article published in The Cricket Statistician each year, in memory of assiduous researcher and ACS member Don Ambrose.

The winners were Douglas Miller and Mick Pope (sharing the inaugural award), Keith Walmsley and Keith Warsop. Details of their winning articles may be found here.