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County cricket 2018 awards: the Spin’s final word on the season

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Hats off to Surrey for winning the title with home-grown youth and some canny signings, to Kent stalwart Darren Stevens and the departing Paul Collingwood and Jonathan Trott

And so, with a last splendid hurrah, the doors have closed on another county season. To celebrate those fleeting months, the Spin has delved into the wardrobe and come up with some awards, though she’s unsure if she’ll be able to present them as she’s very busy in a meeting a few hundred yards away at the other side of the ground.

The Stuart Surridge award for team of the season Surrey, for their unrelenting brilliance and the determination to play cricket in the right way – undefeated all summer till the death or glory battle against Essex. Also for their decision to give Alec Stewart and Gareth Townsend at the academy time to bring young players through the ranks – this year they reaped the rewards.

Related: The five county cricketers of the year

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