JOHANNESBURG — The Titans drew the curtain down on the franchise period by giving the vast majority of their season awards to a participant who performed only a single season for the Centurion-based facet.
Lizaad Williams, made a personally troublesome resolution to go away Cape Town for Centurion final winter, and by the point a truncated and troublesome summer time had ended, he was the standout participant for some of the profitable sides of the franchise period.
Although the Titans didn’t add to the trophy cupboard within the 2020/21 season, there was no doubting the impression, 27 year outdated Williams made. That truth was recognised by the nationwide selectors, who picked him for the Proteas, for whom he performed in all four T20 internationals towards Pakistan in April. He’s additionally been included in each Test and T20 squads for South Africa’s tour to the Caribbean subsequent month.
Williams scooped four awards at a operate held nearly on Wednesday night. Besides being named Player of the Year, he was additionally recognised by his teammates, within the Players Player of the Year class. In six Four-day Series matches, Williams picked up 27 wickets at a mean of 25.14, making him the main wicket-taking seamer within the competitors.
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“When I joined the Titans, I knew there would be huge competition for places. But it has been a brotherhood, and I couldn’t have had the success I had this season without my bowling partners at the other end,” said Williams, who also paid tribute to the coaches and management, for the patience they showed with him.
Aiden Markram, who topped the run charts in the Four-day competition, with an astonishing 945 runs in just 12 innings, was named First class player of the season, while Lungi Ngidi, was named the Titans’ best T20 player.
Henry Davids was also given an official farewell by the franchise, which he’d served with distinction for more than a decade. Davids was presented with a framed signed jersey, and a collage depicting his time with the franchise, during which he won 11 trophies.
“It’s been an unbelievable ride,” said Davids, who moved to the Titans from the Cape in 2010.
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“The unbelievable opportunity gave me the stage to achieve things that I’d only dreamed of.”
Titans awards winners:
Newcomer of the year
T20 Player of the Year – Lungi Ngidi
First Class Player of the year – Aiden Markram
Henry Davids Farewell
Players’ Player of the Year
Fans Player of the year – Aiden Markram
Most Valuable Player – Lizaad Williams
Player of the Year – Lizaad Williams