Fin Bean has capped a stunning breakthrough year by being named as Yorkshire’s Members’ Player of the Year for 2023.
The 21-year-old opening batter has scored just short of 1,000 runs for the season in the LV= Insurance County Championship.
Bean’s fantastic form against the red ball this summer has yielded three hundreds and two fifties, with a top-score of 135 against Worcestershire at New Road in July.
Bean has scored 983 Championship runs from 21 innings at an average of 46.8.
Bean and opening partner Adam Lyth shared four century opening partnerships in Division Two this season.
York CC product Bean is inside the top 10 run-scorers in Division Two. He only made his first-class debut last September.
Bean wins an award which was collected by Harry Brook last summer. Brook has since gone on to star for England. It would be no surprise to see this year’s recipient do the same in the next few years.
“It’s been good fun, my first professional season,” said the delighted left-hander after being handed the award by Yorkshire president Jane Powell at lunchtime during today’s final day against Worcestershire at Headingley.
“It’s been good fun out there with Lythy, and it’s nice to have had a successful one.
“This award is huge for me. The members are an important part of this club, and to be rewarded by them, if you like, is a very special feeling.
“The games we’ve won against Derbyshire stand out for me, and my hundred partnerships with Lythy were great because it’s set the team up.”