Bester hits back from a broken leg to pick up an awards double

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Frannie Bester picked up two awards at Mildenhall Cricket Club’s end-of-season awards evening to complete a 
remarkable year.

Just six weeks before the start of the season, Bester had a skiing accident while on holiday in France.

As a result of a bad break to a bone in his leg, he had to undergo an operation that resulted in him having a plate and three screws inserted.

Determined to overcome this setback, he played cricket from the start of the season and slowly improved his mobility.

By mid-season he was back bowling and on Saturday night, at Mildenhall’s Riverside Hotel, he picked up player-of-the-year awards for the Sunday first and Saturday second XIs.

Other winners were: Erik Laubscher (first XI player of the year), James Taylor (third XI), Taha Ahmed (fourth XI), Tom Heywood (Sunday second XI), Fliss Cleverley (ladies), Karl Holmes (fielder of the year), Jack Beaumont (most improved), Pippa Palmer (ladies’ most improved), Tymal Mills (president’s award).