Cape Town - Wayne Parnell of the Cape Cobras has bagged the
Sunfoil Series Sizzler award for the final five rounds of the Sunfoil Series.
The Titans claimed the title ahead of the Highveld Lions and
the VKB Knights after an intense three-way battle for four-day cricket
supremacy. The Lions were the previous title holders.
The Sunfoil Sizzler award is worth R15 000.
The Sunfoil Series Player of the Season will be named at the
CSA Awards Ceremony later this year.
Parnell only played the final five rounds of matches mainly
as a result of injury and made a sensational return to his best form, finishing
ninth on the overall averages with 337 runs at an average of 48.14 including an
unbeaten century and taking 23 wickets at 20.56 including one ten-wicket haul
and three five-wicket hauls.
He is clearly the leading all-rounder in domestic cricket at
present ahead of Werner Coetsee of the Knights and Dwaine Pretorius of the
It was hardly surprising that the Titans had three players
in the top six for the award in Marchant de Lange (third), Heino Kuhn (fourth)
and Dean Elgar (sixth). Parnell’s team-mate, Dane Piedt, finished second and
Craig Alexander of the Sunfoil Dolphins in fifth place.
“Congratulations to Wayne on his Sunfoil Sizzler award,”
commented Cricket South Africa (CSA) General Manager: Cricket, Corrie van Zyl.
“He has been consistently outstanding with both bat and ball in the last five
matches and this is just the form we want to see from our Proteas when they
participate in our domestic cricket.
“The shortage of quality all-rounders in our cricket has
been a talking point since the retirement of Jacques Kallis and Wayne’s form
has been significantly encouraging in this regard.”
The South African Cricketers’ Association Most Valuable
Player index (SACA MVP) is used as the measuring tool in determining the
Sunfoil Sizzler of the Month.