Samit Patel has been named Nottinghamshire’s Vitality Blast Player of the Season.
Often toiling in the powerplay, each of Patel's 16 scalps were top-six batters, with 10 of those being openers. His economy of 6.63 was the best of any bowler to have taken 13 or more wickets.
The 36-year-old also finished as the Outlaws’ third-highest run-scorer behind Ben Duckett and Alex Hales, scoring his 309 runs at an average of 30.90.
His exemplary efforts saw him named the PCA’s Vitality Blast Player of the Year, earned via an accumulation of 228 Most Valuable Player (MVP) ranking points, 58 clear of second placed Glenn Phillips.
He was named MVP of the Match - the award given to the player who scores the most MVP points in any given fixture - five times out of a possible 15 during this year's Blast, demonstrating his importance to an Outlaws side that won nine of their 14 group-stage fixtures.
Patel’s exploits meant the Outlaws lost just three games through their Blast campaign, fewer than any other side.
The evergreen all-rounder joins Fateh Singh (Charles Vernon Price Memorial Award winner), Liam Patterson-White (Emerging Pro Player of the Season), Ben Slater (Royal London Cup Player of the Season) and Luke Fletcher (Player of the Season) in receiving an honour from his county.
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