Ben Stokes heads Players’ Player of the Year ahead of 50th PCA Awards

England all-rounder Ben Stokes heads the shortlist for the Players’ Player of the Year award ahead of Their 50th NatWest PCA Awards.

Stokes could become only the sixth player to win the PCA Young Player and Players’ Player after his 2013 victory.
The Durham man has been shortlisted alongside Essex off-spinner Simon Harmer, Gloucestershire all-rounder Ryan Higgins and Warwickshire opener Dominic Sibley for your headline award.
The winner may probably follow in the footsteps of 2018 receiver Joe Denly in collecting the Reg Hayter Cup in London’s Roundhouse on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, the Sibley is currently in fact to be the second person to collect the Players’ Player and PCA Young Player of the Year in the Identical season, after Ben Duckett reached the effort in 2016. He joins Somerset’s Tom Banton, Gloucestershire’s James Bracey and Kent’s Zak Crawley in being nominated for the John Arlott Cup.
Three members of the England Women squad are nominated for the NatWest Women’s Player of Summer. Slow left-arm bowler Sophie Ecclestone can make it two wins in two years, but she’ll face stiff competition by all-rounder Katherine Brunt and hitter Amy Jones.
The NatWest PCA Awards is made up of 12 categories, with the three chief accolades voted for by current professional players.
This year sees that the Association celebrate its 50th yearly awards and will celebrate a remarkable year which saw the England men’s team win their maiden ICC Cricket World Cup prize. All profits from the night will be contributed to the Professional Cricketers’ Trust.
Simon Harmer
The top County Championship Division One wicket taker with over 80 scalps, Harmer can also be directing the Overall MVP going in the last day of the year.
Essex’s T20 captain has become the person for many events, taking the very best ever joint Vitality Blast Finals Day characters of 7-35. Then he smashed 18 off seven balls at the closing to hand the Eagles their maiden Blast title.
Ryan Higgins
All-rounder Higgins has scored 958 runs in an average of just under 60 and shot 50 wickets for below 24 runs tirelessly to carry Gloucestershire into the verge of promotion from the Championship.
The 24-year-old’s best score this year was 199 against Leicestershire in June and has contributed nicely into white-ball cricket, with a further 386 runs and 16 wickets, meaning and he has bowled more overs for his county than every other participant.
Dominic Sibley
Sibley has become the standout batsman in the County Championship, something national selector Ed Smith has taken note of his latest call-up to the England tour of New Zealand.
With over 1,300 runs on his name starting the batting in red-ball championships, he also comfortably ended the summertime as the best run-scorer at Division One.
Ben Stokes
The 2013 PCA Young Player of the Year had an ICC World Cup to recall. Starting with runs, wickets and also an astonishing catch to start the championship and ending with an unbeaten 84 to maintain England’s innings together when they had been pursuing 242 to acquire their first World Cup.
Stokes’ unforgettable 135 not out at Headingley just over a month afterwards composed a portion of his 441 runs from the show – the highest aggregate total of any England player in the 2019 Ashes.
Tom Banton
Even the 20-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman has escalated in the limited-overs formats, averaging 41.27 on his side’s successful Royal London One-Day Cup effort and finishing fourth in the PCA’s Vitality Blast MVP Rankings.
Banton’s short format prowess earned him a first call-up into England’s T20I squad for the tour of New Zealand later this season.
James Bracey
Bracey, 22, appreciated a memorable debut Royal London One-Day Cup effort this season, averaging 55.5 and making a brand new List A hundred with 113 not out against Essex in his side’s final team fixture.
His outstanding form across all formats this year was rewarded with an introduction for England Lions against Australia A in July.
Zak Crawley
Crawley continues to be amongst the very best run-scorers in Division One of the County Championship this season, which resulted in a first call-up into England’s Test squad this week, however, has also shown his adaptability across all formats.
The 21-year-old averaged 56.29 from the Royal London One-Day Cup, and scored 701 runs in white-ball cricket.
Dominic Sibley
Sibley finished the year with the Bears’ best man score of 244 (vs Kent in on July 3), and was also the first man in Division One to reach 1,000 Championship runs for the season.
His five hundreds for Warwickshire left him a call-up to England’s Test squad for the tour of New Zealand.
Sophie Ecclestone
Ecclestone could become the first player to win the award on multiple events, after being named the 2018 NatWest Women’s Player of the Summer this past year.
Even the left-arm spinner topped the PCA’s England Women Overall MVP Rankings together with 89 MVP points. She was England’s best wicket-taker in both the West Indies show with the Women’s Ashes having an astonishing 13 victims.
Katherine Brunt
Just Ecclestone took Women’s Ashes wickets than Brunt’s eight, and also the all-rounder backed that up by averaging only a more-than-handy 26.5 together with the bat in the exact same series.
She finished third in the PCA’s Overall England Women MVP Rankings, averaging the most points-per-game of any participant to have appeared in many fittings.
Amy Jones
The 2018/19 England Women Overall MVP continued her magnificent winter form into the first collection of the summer from the West Indies, making 189 runs in 3 ODIs at an average of 63. Jones also has been provide exceptional skills behind the stumps when called upon.

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