Jonny Bairstow and Nat Sciver named PCAs Players of the Year while Harry Brook and Freya Kemp are also honored | Cricket News
Jonny Bairstow and Nat Sciver were named PCA Male and Female Player of the Year, respectively, while Harry Brook and Freya Kemp picked up Young Player awards.
Bairstow scored four centuries in six Tests for the England men’s team this summer at home, amassing 681 carries at an average of 75.66 with a strike rate of 96.59 as he played a major role in the revival of his country’s red ball under captain Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum.
The Yorkshireman hit a scintillating 136 from 92 in the second Test against New Zealand and followed that up with 162 and 71 not knocked out in the final game against the Black Caps as England won a series sweep 3-0 .
- Male Player of the Year: Jonny Bairstow
- Young Male Player of the Year: Harry Brook
- Female Player of the Year: Nat Sciver
- Young Female Player of the Year: Freya Kemp
Bairstow continued their stunning form with 106 and 114 unbeaten in the rearranged Fifth Test against India, a game England won by seven wickets.
The 33-year-old – who is currently recovering from a broken leg while playing golf which will rule him out until 2023 – won two awards this week with the PCA accolade days after being named England Player of the Year by cricket. Writers Club.
England all-rounder Sciver was also honored at the Professional Cricketers’ Association awards ceremony in London on Thursday, winning the women’s award for the second time after picking it up in 2017.
Sciver scored her first Test century against South Africa in June and managed 228 runs in six innings in The Hundred while playing for Trent Rockets, her runs in that competition averaging 76.
Sciver chose to miss England’s series against India in September in order to prioritize his mental health.
Brook and Kemp also picked up gongs, with Brook winning Young Men’s Player of the Year for the second consecutive season – the first time the feat has been achieved since Sir Alastair Cook in 2005 and 2006.
Yorkshire Brook, 23, made his Test debut for England in September – coming into the squad following Bairstow’s injury – having racked up 976 County Championship runs at an average of 107.40.
Brook was then England’s top scorer in the recent 4-3 T20I series win in Pakistan, with his 238 runs at an average of 79.33 and a strike rate of 163.01, making him the has apparently slotted into his country’s T20 World Cup opening XI when the tournament starts later. this month.
The versatile Kemp, 17, made her domestic debut earlier in the season, followed by her England debut against South Africa in Derby in July before being part of the squad that reached the semi-finals of the Games of the Commonwealth in Birmingham.
Kemp has so far played nine T20 internationals and two one-day internationals, taking 11 wickets with his left arm seam bowling and hitting a first international fifty in the second T20I against India.
2022 PCA Award Winners
Male Player of the Year: Jonny Bairstow
Other nominees: Harry Brook, Will Jacks, Wayne Madsen
Young Male Player of the Year: Harry Brook
Other nominees: Will Jacks, Matthew Potts
Female Player of the Year: Nat Sciver
Other nominees: Emma Lamb, Sophia Dunkley, Lauren Winfield Hill
Young Female Player of the Year: Freya Kemp
Other nominees: Alice Capsey, Grace Scrivens