Essex Womens celebrate 2022 at annual awards evening


Essex Cricket held the 20th Annual Women and Girls Dinner at The Mount Avenue Banqueting Suite in Shenfield to celebrate another super exciting year of cricket.

The evening was a chance to look back on the past year with a number of impressive performances to celebrate. There were also two keynote speakers, Grace Melhuish (Girls Pathway Lead) and Angela Tuff (Umpire) focusing on the opportunities to build a career in the game.

Tilly Callaghan scooped a hat-trick of awards as she picked up Players’ Player, Bowler of the Year and Player of the Year following her leading wicket-taking season, which helped Essex reach the final of the T20 Cup and a positive second-place finish in the London Championship.


Callaghan shared Players’ Player with 17-year-old Hollie Dring-Richardson, who also picked up Young Player of the Year. Scarlett Hughes took home Batter of the Year after scoring 355 runs at a strike-rate of 119.93 across all formats with a high-score of 70 coming against Cambridgeshire in April.

All age groups were invited to attend, with cricket being the main focus of the celebration. A full list of winners can be found below:-

U11s Flames

Batter of the Year: Annabel Bardrick
Bowler of the Year: Rebecca Park
Players’ Player: Annabel Bardrick
Player of the Year: Ariana Wilson

U11s Blitz

Batter of the Year: Keya Shah
Bowler of the Year: Grace Kearney
Players’ Player: Keya Shah
Player of the Year: Caitlin Li

U13s Fire

Batter of the Year: Jess Butcher
Bowler of the Year: Anastasia Packer
Players’ Player: Molly Monks
Player of the Year: Molly Monks

U13s Lightning

Batter of the Year: Yashi Purohit
Bowler of the Year: Keya Patel
Players’ Player: Isobel Percy
Player of the Year: Isobel Percy


Batter of the Year: Prisha Bedi
Bowler of the Year: Prisha Bedi
Players’ Player: Cara Castleman
Player of the Year: Hira Awan


Batter of the Year: Bella Howarth
Bowler of the Year: Prisha Bedi
Players’ Player: Esmae MacGregor
Player of the Year: Sally Chapman

First Team

Batter of the Year: Scarlett Hughes
Bowler of the Year: Tilly Callaghan
Young Player of the Year: Hollie Dring-Richardson
Players’ Player (Joint Winner): Hollie Dring-Richardson & Tilly Callaghan
Player of the Year: Tilly Callaghan