WAQAS Hussain and Richard Morris, two of the side’s most prolific run-makers last season, were named joint winners of Berkshire CCC’s player-of-the-year award.

Opener Hussain averaged 88.71 and vice-captain Morris 57.40 as Berkshire lifted the Western Division title for the third year running and also won the MCCA T20 competition.

In eight innings former Slough and Henley batsman Hussain totalled 621 runs, the third highest in the division.

Henley’s Morris played in only three championship matches, scoring 287 runs in five visits to the crease. Each made a century – Hussain’s 192 against Devon being his highest score for the county, while Morris made 116 against Shropshire.

Another Henley player, wicketkeeper Michael Williams, a pupil at the Oratory School, won the Berkshire young player award with Datchet spinner Ollie Birts being named the county’s most improved player.

The trophies were handed out when Berkshire held a celebration and presentation dinner at Henley CC last Friday.

The evening was sponsored by Newbury Building Society and MWH Wines.

A raffle and auction, both arranged by David Morris, were held with proceeds going towards purchasing a new bowling machine.