Olly Hannon-Dalby is "very proud" to have collected four awards after Warwickshire's 2020 season - and admits it is especially "lovely" to have received the Rick Coleman Community Award.
Hannon-Dalby received the Rick Coleman Community Award, named after Bears legend Rick who passed away this year after being a much-loved presence around Edgbaston for decades, for his input into the club’s community initiatives during this difficult year.
The seamer’s excellent performances on the pitch, meanwhile, earned him the Bob Willis Trophy Player of the Season, Members’ Player of the Year and Players’ Player of the Year accolades.
The 31-year-old is proud of them all – most of all the prize that bears Rick’s name.
“I am very proud to have received all the awards but it was lovely to get the community award,” he said. “Rick was a legend at Edgbaston, as well as at Blues, and it’s a true honour to be the first to have the award in his name.Olly Hannon-Dalby
“I really enjoyed what I did with the community work. I got involved for selfish reasons really. Ravi Masih, who does such a brilliant job involving the club with the community, sent an email round, asking if anyone wanted to help with the food bank at the ground. At that point, we were in the middle of lockdown, so I just thought, gosh, a chance to get out of the house one day a week and go down to Edgbaston and see everyone, which I love to do.
“Then the more I got involved the more brilliant it was. Just to see the amount of food that was donated by the general public was unbelievable. Then it was really humbling to see the van come and take food away to where it was needed.
“It kept me busy but was also very rewarding.”
Then when the season belatedly began, Hannon-Dalby got busy in a different way, superbly leading the Bears’ attack in the Bob Wills Trophy with 25 wickets at 20.92 apiece.
“In the middle of the first lockdown I had no idea if we were going to play any cricket this season so just to get out there and play at all was brilliant,” he said. “I would have swapped some wickets for a few more wins, with the team in a bit of transition, but from a personal point of view it was very pleasing.”