Published: 6th December, 2018
Surrey and England all-rounder Sam Curran was named as the Best Newcomer of the Year at the British Sports Awards at the Tower of London on Thursday.
20-year-old Curran, who made his England Test debut in June and was named Man of the Series in England’s 4-1 victory over India this summer, received the Peter Wilson award from Surrey Director of Cricket Alec Stewart during the annual event.
— Alec Stewart (@StewieCricket) December 6, 2018
In his seven Test matches so far against Pakistan, India & Sri Lanka, Curran has scored 404 runs with three fifties and taken 14 wickets including one five wicket haul.
After picking up his award from Stewart, Curran said: “I’ve known Stewie since I was a young boy at school and come through the Surrey ranks then got my debut while I was still young. I’ve learnt a lot from all the coaches at Surrey and I owe them a lot in terms of where I’ve come from and where they’ve taken me so far.
Sam Curran wins SJA Peter Wilson Awards for best newcomer of the year. He pays tribute to Alec Stewart after stellar test season and county championship victory with Surrey #SJA2018 pic.twitter.com/S0AaSRxS1G
— Sports Journalists (@SportSJA) December 6, 2018
“Hopefully this is the start of a great career with England but I’m mainly focused on enjoying my cricket and to be county champions this year was pretty special.”