The Derby Telegraph has been named Regional Newspaper of the Year at the ECB’s annual County Cricket Journalism Awards thanks to its dedicated coverage of Derbyshire County Cricket Club.
Sports reporter Mark Eklid, who covers Derbyshire for the Telegraph at both home and away fixtures, was presented with the award at the Lord’s Taverners.
The Telegraph provides local cricket lovers with the latest updates from the County Club as well as offering readers up-to-date results and reports from around the local Derbyshire leagues.
ECB chief executive David Collier said: "The Derby Telegraph was rewarded for finding a way to present exemplary coverage of county cricket at home and away in a harsh economic climate for provincial papers."
The judging of the awards was conducted by a four-strong panel comprising the chairman of the Cricket Writers’ Club, Pat Gibson, BBC Radio reporter Kevin Howells, Paul Bolton, who covers county cricket regularly for the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, and Collier.
The full list of winners:
Christopher Martin-Jenkins Young Journalist of the Year: Charlie Talbot Smith. Commended: David Jordan, Vithushan Ehantharajah
Christopher Martin-Jenkins Young Broadcaster of the Year: Scott Read. Commended: Will Atkins
National Newspaper of the Year: The Cricket Paper
Online Publication of the Year: ESPN Cricinfo
Regional Newspaper of the Year: The Derby Telegraph. Commended: The Sunday Independent
Special Award for Outstanding Innovation and Support of County Cricket: The Yorkshire Post
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