Jonny Bairstow and Nat Sciver were named the PCA Male and Female Player of the Year respectively, while Harry Brooke and Freya Camp received the Young Player awards.
Bairstow scored four centuries in six Tests for the England men’s team this summer, scoring 681 runs at an average of 75.66 at a strike rate of 96.59 as he was instrumental in his country’s red-ball revival under captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon. McCallum.
The Yorkshireman scored 136 off 92 balls in the second Test against New Zealand and followed it up with 162 and 71 in the final against the Black Caps as England won the series 3-0.
PCA Award Winners 2022
- Male Player of the Year: Johnny Bairstow
- Men’s Young Player of the Year: Harry Brooke
- The best female player of the year: Nat Sciver
- The best young female player of the year: Freya Camp
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Bairstow continued his stunning form with unbeaten 106 and 114 in the fifth Test against India, which his side won by seven wickets.
In total, England won five of the six Tests Bairstow played this summer.
The 33-year-old – who is currently recovering from a broken leg in golf that will rule him out until 2023 – won two awards this week, days after he was named England’s best male player. received with the PCA award. Cricket Writers Club.
“It’s a privilege to win the PCA Male Player of the Year and it’s a real honor when your peers vote for you,” Bairstow said of his PCA award, which was voted for by his professional peers.
I’m really happy with how the results have gone and how the group has grown and bonded over the summer, I’m glad I was a part of it and I hope to be back in the team soon.
“It’s very hard to pinpoint an individual moment, but as a group, I’m happy to have participated in most of the auditions.”
Bairstow said of his injury Sky Sports news: “There’s still a significant amount of recovery left, but I’m in some of the best hands you can. In some ways, rest can be a good thing.
“The last few years we’ve been full of jams. It’s been hard to live in at times [Covid] Bubble, life away from home a lot. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason and this is another testing point in my career.
There have been many tests along the way and I am excited for what this test is going to bring, to overcome it and come back stronger in 2023.
The England all-rounder was also honored at the Professional Cricket Association Awards in London, receiving the Women’s Award for the second time after receiving the Women’s Award in 2017.
Sciver hit a double hundred in the 50-over World Cup earlier in the year, his first Test century against South Africa in June and then 228 runs in six innings in The Hundred while playing for Trent Rockets. The competition has an average of 76.
Sciver – who decided to miss England’s series against India in September to prioritize her mental health – was named England’s women’s player of the year by the Cricket Writers’ Club earlier this week.
“I’ve been really happy with my form this year,” he said. “It’s strange to think that the World Cup was this year as well. The two centuries in the World Cup were really special and the Test against South Africa was also brilliant.
It was a fantastic second hundred, the cricket and atmosphere were brilliant again, and the rackets had a better year than last year, which is very pleasing. We hope to improve next year.”
Brook and Kemp also picked up gongs, with Brook winning the Men’s Young Player of the Year award for the second successive season – the first since Sir Alastair Cook in 2005 and 2006.
Yorkshire Brook, 23, made his Test debut for England in September – following Bairstow’s injury – after amassing 976 runs in the County Championship at an average of 107.40.
In that time, Brooke has appeared with 238 runs at an average of 79.33 and a strike rate of 163.01, making him England’s top scorer in his country’s first T20 World Cup starting eleven in the recent 4-3 T20I series win. introduced in Pakistan. this month.
Brook said: “A lot of people have a good year but to be able to back that up and be consistent for a couple of seasons is really good. It’s great to follow Alastair Cook, he was a genius and I just hope that I Can continue to score.
It’s a great feeling to receive this recognition because it’s from your teammates and your opponents, which is a great achievement, so it’s an honor for me to win this award twice.
“To be involved in the World Cup is what dreams are made of. It’s special to be able to represent England at the World Cup and hopefully I can get a few games in and play a part in the victory.”
The versatile 17-year-old Kemp helped win the Charlotte Edwards Cup earlier in the season.
He then made his England debut against South Africa in July and was then part of the squad that reached the semi-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Kemp has played nine T20 Internationals and two ODIs, taking 11 wickets with his left-arm seam bowling and scoring an international fifty in the second T20I against India.
“It’s an absolute honor to win this award. To be chosen by other players is special – it really means a lot and it’s something I’ll remember for a long time,” Kemp said.
It was an amazing summer, I enjoyed every minute of it and learned a lot. Being surrounded by so many great players who have shared their knowledge and experience has really helped me.
“I’m very excited for the future and I want to try and have a long and successful career. I feel very fortunate to have had so many amazing opportunities this summer that I hope will continue and now I want to build on that.” I progress.”
“Traveling around the world playing cricket is also an exciting prospect and I would love to be able to do it.”
PCA Award Winners 2022
Male Player of the Year: Johnny Bairstow
Other candidates: Harry Brooke, Will Jacks, Wayne Madsen
Men’s Young Player of the Year: Harry Brooke
Other candidates: Will Jacks, Matthew Potts
The best female player of the year: Nat Sciver
Other candidates: Emma Lamb, Sophia Dunkley, Lauren Winfield Hill
The best young female player of the year: Freya Camp
Other candidates: Alice Capesey, Grace Scrivens