Harry Brook, Jonny Bairstow and Lauren Winfield-Hill have been shortlisted for the PCA Player Of The Year Awards with Brook also shortlisted for the Young Player Of The Year Award.

The shortlists for the 2022 cinch PCA Awards have been confirmed with 12 of the season’s outstanding performers recognised in international and domestic cricket.

The finalised lists have been selected by current professionals with England’s Jonny Bairstow, Derbyshire’s Wayne Madsen, Harry Brook of Yorkshire and Surrey’s Will Jacks shortlisted for the cinch PCA Men’s Player of the Year. Brook and Jacks end a memorable summer on a high after also being nominated for the cinch PCA Men’s Young Player of the Year.

In the women’s game, a blend of youthful exuberance and experience form the shortlist for the cinch PCA Women’s Player of the Year with one of four England internationals in Sophia Dunkley, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver and Lauren Winfield-Hill due to win the player voted for award.

The most prestigious awards ceremony in English cricket recognises the best performing individuals across the year based on the opinions of fellow players.

The shortlists for all the awards are now complete with the above players joining the individuals announced on Thursday morning in the young categories: Matthew Potts joins Brook and Jacks for the cinch PCA Men’s Young Player of the Year and Alice Capsey, Freya Kemp and Grace Scrivens for the cinch PCA Women’s Young Player of the Year.

Those aged 23 or younger as of 1 April 2022 were eligible in the Young Player of the Year Award categories.

Former England captain Joe Root currently holds the title of the cinch PCA Men’s Player of the Year following a fantastic 2021 with the bat. Birmingham Phoenix and Central Sparks’ Eve Jones picked up the Women’s award last year with Harry Brook and Alice Capsey winning in the young player categories.

For the first time since 2019, the cinch PCA Awards will once again be held in person at The Hurlingham Club on Thursday 6 October. The shortlisted candidates will find out at the ceremony whether they have won the award in their category.

The shortlists for the cinch PCA Men’s Young and cinch PCA Women’s Young Player of the Year categories have been revealed ahead of the 2022 cinch PCA Awards with six of the season’s outstanding performers across international and domestic cricket recognised.

Following a vote by professional players in England and Wales, three current England Men’s players make up the shortlist for the cinch PCA Men’s Young Player of the Year with Harry Brook selected following successfully winning this same award in 2021. The Yorkshireman is joined by two recently capped England players in Surrey all-rounder Will Jacks and Durham’s Matthew Potts.

In the women’s category, last year’s inaugural cinch PCA Women’s Young Player of the Year, Alice Capsey, is honoured again following her international cricket breakthrough, this time shortlisted alongside Sunrisers’ Grace Scrivens and 17-year-old Freya Kemp.

The most prestigious awards ceremony in English cricket recognises the best performing individuals across the year based on the opinions of fellow players. Those aged 23 or younger as of 1 April 2022 were eligible in the Young Player of the Year Award categories.

For the first time since 2019, the cinch PCA Awards will be held in-person and will take place on Thursday 6 October at The Hurlingham Club.

The cinch PCA Men’s and cinch PCA Women’s Player of the Year shortlists will be announced at midday today (Thursday 29 September) to complete the shortlists for the prestigious awards.
cinch PCA Men’s Young Player of the Year shortlist

Harry Brook – England / Yorkshire / Northern Superchargers
The 2021 cinch PCA awards winner is shortlisted for the second season in a row.

The 23-year-old started the season with the PCA Men’s Player of the Month Award in May and continued his form, enjoying a productive LV= Insurance County Championship, scoring 967 runs and averaging 107.4 in just eight appearances with three hundreds and a highest score of 194.

He also performed impressively in the T20 format, scoring 436 runs averaging 39.7 with a strike-rate of 164 in the Vitality Blast.
The Yorkshireman’s outstanding performances mean he is on the plane to the T20 World Cup in Australia and in contention for a place in the England side.

Scoring 140 for England Lions against South Africa, Brook’s sensational season earnt him a Test match debut following his involvement in every squad across the summer.

Will Jacks – England / Surrey / Oval Invincibles
Jacks has enjoyed a phenomenal season across all formats and is in contention to win the PCA Men’s Domestic Overall MVP on the conclusion of the season, the ultimate statistical prize for match winning contributions across all formats.

The 23-year-old played a pivotal role in helping Surrey on their way to winning the LV= Insurance County Championship, scoring 648 runs at an average of 54.4 with two hundreds, as well as proving his all-round abilities with 17 wickets.

Jacks also starred in the shortest format too, making history by scoring the highest individual total in The Hundred, with an unbeaten 108 against Southern Brave on his way to 261 competition runs at an average of 43.5.

In the Vitality Blast, Jacks scored 449 runs at a strike-rate of 142 with his performances earning him an England debut in Pakistan.

Matthew Potts – England / Durham / Northern Superchargers
A brilliant start to the domestic season saw Potts called-up to the England team where he made his Test match debut at Lord’s, taking fantastic figures of 4-13 against New Zealand on his way to the Match MVP.

Potts went on to underline his international class and became a major part of England’s upturn in fortunes, taking 20 wickets at an average of 28 from his five Tests this summer where he also took on India and South Africa. The Durham seamer also made his ODI debut following his impressive start wearing the Three Lions.

The 23-year-old also had a phenomenal LV= Insurance County Championship where he achieved six five-wicket hauls in just 10 matches. Two 10-wicket match hauls were a highlight on his way to 58 wickets at 17.9 with career best figures of 7-40.

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