PCA Player of the Year

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Marcus Trescothick
Marcus Trescothick is one of two players to have won the award three times.

The Reg Hayter Cup for the NatWest PCA Player of the Year is an annual cricket award. It is presented to the player who is adjudged to have been the best of the year in English county cricket.[1] The award has been given since the 1970 season and the winner is chosen by a vote amongst the members of the players' trade union, the Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA).[2] With the exception of the first year, when a joint award was made, the award has been bestowed upon one individual each season. The winning player is awarded the Reg Hayter Cup, named after a sports journalist who was also a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club, a Lord's Taverner, and a life-member of Surrey County Cricket Club.[3] The award is well regarded by its recipients; the 2014 winner, Adam Lyth exemplified this by claiming that "it's a very proud moment to be voted for by your peers who you’ve played against all year."[4]

The award was first presented in 1970, when Mike Proctor of Gloucestershire and Jack Bond of Lancashire were joint winners. Seven players have won the award more than once, but only Sir Richard Hadlee (1981, 1984 and 1987) and Marcus Trescothick (2000, 2009 and 2011) have won been named Player of the Year on three occasions. Two players, Andrew Flintoff and John Lever, have won the award in consecutive years. Representatives of all eighteen first-class cricket counties have won the award. Gloucestershire players have collected the award most frequently, doing so on six occasions, while five of the counties (Derbyshire, Glamorgan, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Sussex) have only had one winner.

On nineteen occasions, the PCA Player of the Year has also been named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year for that season, and in 2005 Flintoff won the PCA award in the same year as being voted BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The Cricket Writers' Club County Championship Player of the Year was introduced in 2012, and two of the three winners of that award have been the PCA Player of the Year at the same time.[5]

Winners

Year Player Nationality Club Other awards that year[a]
1970 Procter, MikeMike Procter  South Africa Gloucestershire
Bond, JackJack Bond  England Lancashire Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
1971 Gibbs, LanceLance Gibbs  West Indies Warwickshire Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
1972 Roberts, AndyAndy Roberts  West Indies Hampshire
1973 Lee, PeterPeter Lee  England Lancashire
1974 Stead, BarryBarry Stead  England Nottinghamshire
1975 Abbas, ZaheerZaheer Abbas  Pakistan Gloucestershire
1976 Lee, PeterPeter Lee  England Lancashire
1977 Procter, MikeMike Procter  South Africa Gloucestershire
1978 Lever, JohnJohn Lever  England Essex Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
1979 Lever, JohnJohn Lever  England Essex
1980 Jackman, RobinRobin Jackman  England Surrey Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
1981 Hadlee, RichardRichard Hadlee  New Zealand Nottinghamshire Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
1982 Marshall, MalcolmMalcolm Marshall  West Indies Hampshire Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
1983 McEwan, KenKen McEwan  South Africa Essex
1984 Hadlee, RichardRichard Hadlee  New Zealand Nottinghamshire
1985 Radford, NealNeal Radford  England Worcestershire Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
1986 Walsh, CourtneyCourtney Walsh  West Indies Gloucestershire Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
1987 Hadlee, RichardRichard Hadlee  New Zealand Nottinghamshire
1988 Hick, GraemeGraeme Hick  England Worcestershire
1989 Cook, JimmyJimmy Cook  South Africa Somerset Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
1990 Gooch, GrahamGraham Gooch  England Essex
1991 Younis, WaqarWaqar Younis  Pakistan Surrey Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
1992 Walsh, CourtneyCourtney Walsh  West Indies Gloucestershire
1993 Watkin, SteveSteve Watkin  England Gloucestershire Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
1994 Lara, BrianBrian Lara  West Indies Warwickshire Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
1995 Cork, DominicDominic Cork  England Derbyshire Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
1996 Simmons, PhilPhil Simmons  West Indies Leicestershire Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
1997 James, SteveSteve James  England Glamorgan
1998 Loye, MalMal Loye  England Northamptonshire
1999 Law, StuartStuart Law  Australia Essex
2000 Trescothick, MarcusMarcus Trescothick  England Somerset
2001 Fulton, DavidDavid Fulton  England Kent
2002 Vaughan, MichaelMichael Vaughan  England Yorkshire Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
2003 Ahmed, MushtaqMushtaq Ahmed  Pakistan Sussex
2004 Flintoff, AndrewAndrew Flintoff  England Lancashire
2005 Flintoff, AndrewAndrew Flintoff  England Lancashire BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award[7]
2006 Ramprakash, MarkMark Ramprakash  England Surrey Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
2007 Gibson, OttisOttis Gibson  West Indies Durham Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
2008 van Jaarsveld, MartinMartin van Jaarsveld  South Africa Kent
2009 Trescothick, MarcusMarcus Trescothick  England Somerset
2010 Carter, NeilNeil Carter  South Africa Warwickshire
2011 Trescothick, MarcusMarcus Trescothick  England Somerset
2012 Compton, NickNick Compton  England Somerset Cricket Writers' Club County Championship Player of the Year,[5]
Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
2013 Ali, MoeenMoeen Ali  England Worcestershire
2014 Lyth, AdamAdam Lyth  England Yorkshire Cricket Writers' Club County Championship Player of the Year,[5]
Wisden Cricketer of the Year[6]
2015 Rushworth, ChrisChris Rushworth  England Durham
2016 Duckett, BenBen Duckett  England Northamptonshire Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year,
PCA Young Player of the Year

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Note that Wisden Cricketers of the Year are awarded for the previous year. For the purposes of this list, being named PCA Player of the Year in 1970 is equivalent to being named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1971.

References

General

Specific

  1. ^ "Carter claims top PCA prize". England and Wales Cricket Board. 23 September 2010. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Media advisory: cricket awards". Sports Journalists' Association. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Sewell, Arthur (21 March 1994). "Obituary: Reg Hayter". The Independent. London: Independent Print Limited. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  4. ^ "Lyth and Lees scoop top PCA awards". England and Wales Cricket Board. 2 October 2014. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c "Cricket Writers' Club Awards". Cricket Writers' Club. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  7. ^ Culf, Andrew (12 December 2005). "Ashes hero Flintoff voted Sports Personality of the Year". The Guardian. London: Guardian Media Group. Archived from the original on 26 April 2015. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
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