Bedingham wins prestigious Paul Collingwood Medal

File image: David Bedingham.File image: David Bedingham (left).

Western Province batsman David Bedingham won the Paul Collingwood Medal at Durham’s annual awards earlier this week.

The medal is named after the former England captain and Durham all-rounder – and is effectively the Player of the Year award.

Bedingham was also named Durham’s Players’ Player of the Year and Members’ Player of the Year.

The talented right-hander enjoyed a prolific 2021 County Championship campaign. He was Durham’s leading run-scorer – and the fourth-highest overall – with 1029 in 20 innings at an average of 60.52.

The tally included three centuries and as many half-tons.

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Last month, Bedingham was nominated for the Professional Cricketers’ Association Player of the Year award, which was ultimately won by England captain Joe Root.

Bedingham, however, was named in the Professional Cricketers’ Association Team of the Year.

He has been contracted by Western Province for South Africa’s 2021-22 domestic season.

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