The first debut season of the Planetcricket Premier League has come to an end. After a successful yet problematic first season, everyone has seemed to enjoy themselves, and watching their teams win. Well I say win, but in most cases players looked on as their teams lost. Sydney and Vatican, I'm looking at you. All in all though it has been a success and has made the cricsim area even more active than what it used to be. Which is a great thing, obviously. The time everyone has been waiting for is that of the award ceremony. The baton has been passed many times(once or twice...) to see who would do the honours. There was a long list including Sir Ian Botham, Brian Lara and many others, but none had the stature and the presenting abilities which James Edmonds has. Thus, I will be going through with the award ceremony. We start with the batting, something which has dominated PCPL this season and has seen some very close games, and some not. High scores have been set and been unchaseable but there have been a few good tries. Our first award is for Most Runs by an individual batsman. In reverse order, from fifth to first: 5. Michael Hussey(MAN) 366 runs 4. Giggity_Giggity(MAN) 414 runs 3. Mohammad Yousuf(VAT) 419 runs 2. Karachi Xpress(CHE) 445 runs 1. Sachin Tendulkar(CHE) 484 runs Congratulations to Sachin Tendulkar who scored the most runs, 484, in the competition. A big 39 runs ahead of his team-mate Karachi Xpress, Chennai dominated the leader board with first and second. Vatican got third place, Mohammad Yousuf getting 419 runs only 5 runs ahead of fourth place Giggity_Giggity, with 414. Giggity_Giggity's team-mate for Manchester, Michael Hussey, was quite a way behind with 366 runs which made 5th place a massive 118 runs behind first place. Congratulations to Sachin Tendulkar and all others on a terrific season The second award I would like to hand out, is for the highest average. Many batsmen took to the pitch this season. Some failed yet some flourished. The highest average is a very prestigious award and will no doubt be one of upmost importance in the following years of the PlanetCricket Premier League. To qualify for this award, players must of batted in at least 6 of the 10 matches. Runs in brackets. Once again, from fifth to first place: 5. Cricketman(CHE) 78.5(157) 4. Karachi Xpress(CHE) 89.0(484) 3. Bilal91(TOR) 95.5(191) 2. Mohammad Yousuf(VAT) 139.7(419) 1. Mahendra Singh Dhoni(MAN) 183.0(183) Manchester Monkeys pick up their first award of the night, MS Dhoni being miles ahead of the pack. 183 average with 183 runs means he must of never got out! Now that is definitely something to be proud of. Mohammad Yousuf came second this time, bettering his third for most runs, with a magnificent average for his mammoth runs total. Third place was given to another player who didn't get over 200 runs and that is Bilal. 95.5 average for the Toronto player must mean he was hard to get out all season. Chenai Champions occupied the last two positions with Karachi Xpress, who finished second with most runs, taking fourth ahead of Cricketman in fifth. Surprisingly there were no top 5 places for Sachin Tendulkar, Giggity_Giggity_ Michael Hussey or myself. Highest individual score, the one everyone would love to have. Whether it be at the start of an innings, battling through the middle or batting with the tail, they all count. Heck, you might have to do all three to get on our leader board! We have seen some mammoth totals in the first season of the Planetcricket Premier League and I'm sure everyone was delighted with the fast flowing games and the lovely high scores. Runs in brackets again. But which high scored? Again, in ascending order: 5. Shahid Afridi(DUB) 103(270) 4. Mohammad Yousuf(VAT) 106(419) 3. Brendon McCullum(TOR) 107(361) 2. Holdenator(TOR) 116(338) 1. Sachin Tendulkar(CHE) 124(484) Sachin Tendulkar picks up his second award of the evening for Chennai with his high score of 124. An incredible innings by Sachin deserved his second award as he looks to be the most successful. Holdenator gets on the leader board for the first time with his helpful knock of 116. A nice runner up for the Toronto batsman. Team-mate Brendon McCullum, who was only 5 runs short of getting on the most runs leader board, makes up for it here by taking third place. His 107 just about pipped fourth placed score of 106. And who got fourth? Mohammad Yousuf of course. The only player to be in all the leader boards so far but is still yet to win one. Second, third and now fourth is added to the tally. Shahid Afridi rounded up the top five with his 103 knock for Dublin which was a pleasure to see for the players, and the fans alike. The last of our awards for the batting this season will be for that of the Strike Rate. When your team is in the dump and the scoreboard is barely ticking, some players get called upon to make big innings and to make them fast. This award goes to the people who recorded the fastest strike rate over the course of the season. Minimum of 6 innings to be nominated for this award. A pointless award in some aspects, but it's an award and I'm short on ideas! 5. Tassietiger(SYD) 117.0 4. Karachi Xpress(CHE) 122.0 3. Cricketman(CHE) 124.0 2. Shahid Afridi(DUB) 128.0 1. Simbazz(DUB) 132.0 The first award that Mohammad Yousuf isn't involved in, even though he was only a little of fifth place. Congratulations are in order to the main runner of the Planetcricket Premier League, Simbazz, who got a Strike Rate of 132.0 and still scored 313 runs in the season. A very much needed player for Dublin, indispensable if you will. he was shortly followed in second place by his team-mate Shahid Afridi. 128.0 was his strike rate which only just qualified as he batted six times. Chennai kept themselves in the awards again, getting third and fourth; Karachi Xpress and Cricketman appearing yet again with Strike Rates in the 120's. Fifth place went to an optimist and a Sydney legend, the Donkey that is Tassietiger. A great run scorer, and chaser. Well that completes the batting awards for this year, leaving only the bowling awards left to do. We will be going for a short interval where you can go to the pub for a drink or get something to eat. On a side note, all the awards are based on the group matches and the finals are not included. Will Chennai flourish once again in the bowling or will a new team come and get a few awards? Find out soon enough; watch this space.