BOSS Alex Gidman praised Charlie Morris and Riki Wessels after they scooped two and three accolades respectively at Worcestershire's annual awards evening.

Paceman Morris won the Dick Lygon Award and polled more than 50 per cent of the votes for the supporters’ association player of the year by members.

Batsman Wessels celebrated his first campaign at Blackfinch New Road with the players’ and T20 player of the year gongs.

He completed a hat-trick with the fans' forum fielder of the year for 35 catches and three run outs in all competitions.

Morris made a successful return to County Championship cricket after remodelling his action and ended 2019 with 44 first-class wickets.

His tally included a career-best 7-45 in the win at Leicestershire.

Morris also played his first T20 cricket since 2016, helping Rapids win the Vitality Blast quarter-final at Sussex Sharks.

Gidman said: “I'm delighted for Mozza. He has been an integral part of the group this year.

"His numbers have been good which is one of the reasons why he has won the (Lygon) award.

“But this also highlights the impact and attitude he shows when he has or hasn’t played.

"He has still been consistent in his behaviours, works his socks off, prepares really well and never whinges when he is carrying drinks or whatever the case maybe.

“He has bowled very well whenever he has played. That’s why he has been in every single (Championship) squad.”

Wessels joined last winter on a three-year contract from Nottinghamshire and scored a season's record of 461 runs as Rapids reached the T20 Blast final.

He also ended as Worcestershire’s leading scorer in the Championship and was a top performer in the field at first slip.

Gidman said: “He has done really well, settled in really quickly and has obviously become an integral part of the group.

“He was very open to helping us out with some batting positions which we were short of and he tried very hard.

“That didn’t quite work but he has done really well for us when he has batted in his favourite positions in the red-ball cricket and obviously his white-ball cricket has been excellent.”

The Kenyon Award for the best individual match performance went to Moeen Ali for his 121 not out in Rapids' eight-wicket success at Sussex in the Blast last eight.

Moeen smashed 11 sixes in his highest T20 score.

Ed Barnard’s boundary catch to dismiss Liam Livingstone in the Blast game with Lancashire at Old Trafford earned him the Worcestershire Cricket Society moment of the season award.

Opener Daryl Mitchell was honoured for completing 200 first-class appearances for Worcestershire.

Mitchell has averaged 40, recently passed 13,000 first-class runs and hit 36 first-class hundreds for the County.

The Damian D’Oliveira academy player of the year award went to Ed Bragg for telling contributions with the bat and ball.

Tim Jones received the David Exall accolade for his outstanding contribution to Worcestershire.

Jones has been an avid collector of County memorabilia for more than 35 years.

As the club’s heritage co-ordinator he is largely responsible for the displays in the Graeme Hick Pavilion and Sportsman’s Bar depicting the rich history of the club.

Jones also had a spell as a Worcestershire board member.