Marcus honoured at PCA Awards

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Somerset opener Marcus Trescothick was amongst those honoured at last night’s NatWest Professional Cricketers’ Awards at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Mayfair’s Park Lane.

The former England batsman was presented with the PCA Special Merit Award by the Association’s President Andrew Flintoff in recognition of his work on and off the field, in-particular in raising awareness of and helping to de-stigmatise depression.  Marcus has talked openly about his battle with depression on the PCA’s pioneering Mind Matters series and he was appointed one of seven PCA Mental Health Ambassadors earlier this year.

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Elsewhere on the night Northamptonshire’s Ben Duckett became the first man to win both the Reg Hayter Cup for NatWest PCA Players’ Player of the Year and the John Arlott Cup for NatWest PCA Young Player of the Year in the same season.

Tammy Beaumont was voted Waitrose Women’s Player of the Summer by her fellow England players after a breakthrough season in which she followed up a maiden One Day International half century in the Royal London series against Pakistan with successive centuries against the same opponents.  Her aggregate of 342 runs was a record for a three-match series and Beaumont followed up with 142 runs in the NatWest T20 Series. She also helped Kent complete a Royal London County Championship and NatWest T20 double and will fly to the West Indies with England on Friday to prepare for the forthcoming One Day International series.

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Chris Woakes won the Investec Test Player of the Summer after a breakthrough year in red ball cricket which saw him top the MVP rankings ahead of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.

Meanwhile, former Somerset star Colin Ingram, now of Glamorgan, joined Duckett in winning two awards as he scooped the NatWest T20 Blast Player of the Year and the Sky Sports Sixes award for hitting the most maximums in the T20 Blast.

Northamptonshire slow left-armer Graeme White was awarded the Royal London One-Day Cup Player of the Year after finishing on top of the MVP rankings while former Durham batsman Michael Gough retained the Harold Goldblatt Award for the PCA Umpire of the Year, a prize also voted for by professional cricketers in England and Wales.

The full list of the 2016 NatWest PCA Awards winners:

Reg Hayter Cup for the NatWest Players’ Player of the Year

Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire)

John Arlott Cup for the NatWest Young Player of the Year

Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire)

Waitrose Women’s Player of the Summer

Tammy Beaumont

Investec Test Player of the Summer

Chris Woakes

Greene King Team of the Year:

Adam Lyth (Yorkshire)
Keaton Jennings (Durham)
Ben Duckett (Northamptonshire)
Joe Root (C) (Yorkshire & England)
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire & England)
Liam Dawson (Hampshire & England)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire & England)
Keith Barker (Warwickshire)
Toby Roland-Jones (Middlesex)
Jeetan Patel (Warwickshire)

Sky Sports Sixes Award

Colin Ingram (Glamorgan)

Royal London One-Day Cup Player of the Year

Graeme White (Northamptonshire)

NatWest T20 Blast Player of the Year

Colin Ingram (Glamorgan)

PCA Special Merit Award

Marcus Trescothick

ECB Special Award

Mike Selvey

Overall PCA County MVP

Jeetan Patel (Warwickshire)

Harold Goldblatt Award for the PCA Umpire of the Year

Michael Gough

Greene King PCA England Masters MVP

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