Joe Root & Eve Jones win PCA participant of the yr awards

Root shone for England in the summertime and Jones was in nice kind for Central Sparks and Birmingham Phoenix

England Take a look at captain Joe Root and Central Sparks skipper Eve Jones have gained the Skilled Cricketers’ Affiliation participant of the yr awards.

Yorkshire’s Root, 30, was additionally named Take a look at participant of the summer season.

Batter Jones, 29, turns into the primary feminine uncapped by England to win one of many essential PCA awards.

Yorkshire batter Harry Brook, 22, was named the lads’s younger participant of the yr, whereas 17-year-old all-rounder Alice Capsey took the ladies’s award.

The coveted awards are voted on by the gamers’ fellow professionals.

‘I play the sport to win’

Root – who hit two double centuries throughout winter excursions to Sri Lanka and India – has amassed 1,455 Take a look at runs in 2021 at a mean of 66.13.

The best-hander additionally scored 661 runs in six Assessments this summer season at a mean of 66.10, together with three consecutive a whole bunch towards India.

“It’s a privilege to win an award, particularly one that’s judged by your friends,” he stated.

“I am very grateful for that recognition however I play the sport to win and to contribute to the staff successful video games so the actual fact I have been capable of contribute this summer season has been actually pleasing and hopefully it may possibly carry ahead into what comes subsequent this winter.”

Root beat Durham’s David Bedingham, Nottinghamshire’s Luke Fletcher and Essex’s Simon Harmer to the award.

‘I might like to play for England’ – Jones

Jones turns into the primary participant who has not performed for England to win the primary ladies’s award, with worldwide duo Sophia Dunkley and Nat Sciver, and Western Storm’s Danielle Gibson, the opposite shortlisted nominees.

“I’ve completely loved being an expert all through the final yr. Having cricket as my essential profession is one thing that I’ve dreamed of for a very long time,” stated Jones, one in all 41 feminine home gamers to be handed full-time skilled contracts final December.

She scored over 800 runs in home cricket for Sparks within the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy and Birmingham Phoenix within the inaugural Hundred ladies’s competitors.

She added: “I might like to play for England and put that shirt on in the future. But when it does not, I am having the most effective time of my life and I am going to nonetheless relish the alternatives to play cricket all over the world.”

Capsey makes historical past & Brook appears to be like to future

Alice Capsey and Harry Brook
Alice Capsey and Harry Brook each starred in home cricket this summer season

Capsey – who will not be but a full-time skilled cricketer or PCA member – is the youngest ever winner of one of many PCA’s player-voted awards.

Dunkley and up to date England debutant Charlie Dean have been additionally on the shortlist.

Capsey was a key a part of the Oval Invincbles staff which gained the ladies’s Hundred, taking 10 wickets and scoring 150 wins.

She additionally starred within the Charlotte Edwards Cup with winners South East Stars – scoring 203 runs and taking seven wickets.

“It is an enormous honour and it’ll most likely be the top-of-the-line awards that I win in my profession,” she stated.

“To be the primary particular person to have your identify engraved on the trophy shall be actually particular.”

Brook was the fourth highest scorer on this season’s T20 Blast with 486 runs.

He additionally completed within the prime 10 run-scorers in The Hundred – enjoying for Northern Superchargers – with 189 runs from solely 5 innings.

“One of the best gamers again it up yr after yr and hopefully I can try this,” stated Brook, who beat Sam Cook dinner of Essex and Sussex’s Tom Haines to the award.

“There’s nonetheless issues to work on in my sport and there is a huge winter arising the place I can attempt to change into higher and higher.”

Different PCA award winners

County Championship participant of the yr – Luke Fletcher

Males’s ODI participant of the summer season – Saqib Mahmood

Girls’s ODI participant of the summer season – Heather Knight

One-Day Cup participant of the yr – Scott Borthwick

Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy participant of the yr – Kathryn Bryce

Males’s T20 worldwide participant of the summer season – Liam Livingstone

Girls’s T20 worldwide participant of the summer season – Nat Sciver

T20 Blast participant of the yr – Samit Patel

Charlotte Edwards Cup participant of the yr – Eve Jones

Umpire of the yr (males’s sport) – Alex Wharf

Umpire of the yr (ladies’s sport) – Anna Harris

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