Barbadian Roston Chase copped the Men’s Cricketer of the Year award at the 2016/17 Cricket West Indies/ West Indies Players Association award ceremony at the Jamaica Pagasus on Friday night.
Chase, who recently made his transition to international cricket, was winning the prestigious award for the first time. The award was one of four for the Christchurch resident, who was also named Test Cricketer of the Year; First Class Four-Day Cricketer of the Year and Emerging Player of the Year.
Taking the Women’s Cricketer of the Year award was West Indies captain Stephanie Taylor. The Jamaican, who at one point won the award eight times consecutively, has now achieved a ninth overall hold on the prestigious award to go along with her two other awards of the night. She was also named West Indies One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 Cricketer of the year.
Another Jamaican, Andre Russell, was named West Indies Twenty20 Player of the Year, while West Indies Captain Jason Holder won the One-Day International Player of the Year award. Trinidadian Dwayne Bravo copped the Regional T20 Cricketer of the Year award.
Chase has played just 10 Test matches for the West Indies but has an impressive record, having scored 728 runs at an average of 48.53. Included among his runs are three hundreds and three half centuries and his best is 137 not out. Added to this, he has snared 17 wickets. In First Class cricket, he has featured in 49 matches, scoring 2773 runs at an average of 43.32 with five hundreds and 16 half centuries. His 80 wickets at the First Class level has come at a very good average of 28.55.
The Under-19 Cricketer of the Year was Joshua Bishop from Barbados. The spinning all rounder has registered some good performances for the West Indies U-19s in List A cricket.
The annual event, organised by WIPA, was the 14th but fifth jointly between the two cricketing bodies.
Under-19 Team of the Year: Guyana
Under-19 Cricketer of the Year: Joshua Bishop
WIPA in the Community Award: Kameah Cooper
First-Class Team of the Year: Guyana
Regional Four-Day Cricketer of the Year: Roston Chase
Regional Limited-Overs Cricketer of the Year: Ashley Nurse
Regional T20 Cricketer of the Year: Dwayne Bravo
Emerging Cricketer of the Year: Roston Chase
ODI Cricketer of the Year: Jason Holder
Test Cricketer of the Year: Roston Chase
T20 International Cricketer of the Year: Andre Russell
Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Stafanie Taylor
Women’s T20 International Cricketer of the Year: Stafanie Taylor
Windies Foundation Award: The Chris Gayle Foundation
CWI Lifetime Award: Walter Eden St John
WIPA Lifetime Award: Cleveland Davidson
Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Stafanie Taylor
Men’s Cricketer of the Year: Roston Chase
CAPTION: Roston Chase with his awards on Friday night at the Pegasus in Jamaica.