Scotland's Kyle Coetzer and Kathryn Bryce honoured with the ICC Associate Player of the Decade awards.
Scotland internationals Kyle Coetzer and Kathryn Bryce have been announced as the ICC’s Associate Player of the Decade. Both Scots were up against tough competition in their respective categories, that form part of a broader range of awards.
Kyle Coetzer – ICC Men's Associate Player of the Decade
Over the last decade, Coetzer was a stalwart in the Scottish men’s team across all formats, participating in World Cups in 2014 and 2016.
"I’m completely overwhelmed by all the messages today and it’s something I will always cherish,’ Coetzer posted on Instagram. ‘Amazing to see so many Cricket Scotland nominees male and female and well done to Kathryn Bryce on winning the women’s award.
"Thank you for all the support on my journey so far and I look forward to what is still to come."
His 3429 runs across ODIs and T20Is was the most of any Associate player, with a high score of 156 against Bangladesh in 2015, the only century by an Associate at a World Cup. The impressive knock was one of his four hundreds during the decade, also notching up 16 half-centuries.
In addition, Coetzer was awarded an MBE for services to cricket in the Queen’s Honours List 2019.
Kathryn Bryce – ICC Women’s Associate Player of the Decade
At the age of 23, Bryce hopefully still has a long career ahead of her and has just signed a professional contract in England with Lightning Cricket along with her sister and fellow Scotland international Sarah Bryce. However, her impact on the international scene is already clear to see.
"It is a real honour to win this award, thanks for all your support!" Bryce tweeted. "A special mention goes out to every woman that played for Scotland before me that contributed to getting this team into a position to play in global tournaments."
It is a real honour to win this award, thanks for all your support! A special mention goes out to every woman that played for Scotland before me that contributed to getting this team into a position to play in global tournaments 🙏🏼 https://t.co/bK2vKkFkOO— Kathryn Bryce (@Kathryn_Bryce) December 27, 2020
Bryce has represented Scotland in 14 T20Is scoring 400 runs with a high score of 73* against the Netherlands during 2019 and an average of 50.00 at better than a run a ball. Along with her exploits with the bat in hand, Bryce has taken 15 wickets at an average of 9.60 and an economy rate of 3.23.
After debuting in 2011 and representing her country throughout the decade, Bryce was appointed Scotland captain in 2018, at age 20.
– Emerging Cricket.
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