It is time to vote for your NIC Player of the Month for September. Here are the four Yorkshire players up for last month’s accolade…

Gary Ballance

The prolific left-handed batsman posted yet another century at the Ageas Bowl, an aggressive second-innings 101 in the LV= Insurance County Championship draw against Hampshire as Yorkshire pursued a declaration. Ballance also scored 42 in the first innings.

He also scored 32 in the win over Somerset at Scarborough and posted a first-innings 58 in the defeat against eventual county champions Warwickshire at Emerald Headingley.

Unfortunately the former England international missed the final week defeat against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge through illness.

Harry Brook

Brook scored a superb first-innings century in the two-day victory over Somerset at Scarborough, a 165-ball 118.

It was his second County Championship hundred of the season and the fourth of his career. All have come in Yorkshire wins.
Brook started that game by being awarded his first-team cap by Steve Patterson.

He also scored 42 in the second innings of defeat against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, ending the season with a haul of 797 runs in that competition.

Matthew Fisher

The fast bowler from Sheriff Hutton Bridge claimed 18 wickets in four County Championship matches through September.

Fisher claimed five in the draw against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl, a fixture which straddled the end of August and the start of September.

But the 23-year-old’s standout performance was a career best match haul of 9-64 in the two-day victory over Somerset at Scarborough.

He claimed 5-41 in the first innings and 4-23 in the second. His four second-innings wickets were taken in a new ball spell which only went for two runs.

Jordan Thompson

The talismanic all-rounder claimed 20 wickets and scored 175 runs during the final four Championship matches of the season.
Thompson, who finished as Yorkshire’s leading Championship wicket-taker in 2021 with 46, impacted all games.

He claimed seven wickets in the draw at Hampshire and added 33 as they pursued a second-innings declaration.
In the victory over Somerset at Scarborough, he hit 57 with the bat and struck five times with the ball, including taking the winning wicket.

Against Warwickshire, he took 5-52 in the second innings, though it wasn’t enough to prevent defeat. He then added three wickets against Notts and a second-innings 31.

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