ECB: Beaumont and Brook win cinch PCA Awards

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Tammy Beaumont and Harry Brook and have won the headline honours at the 2023 cinch PCA Awards with Mahika Gaur and James Rew also claiming sought after accolades at the Troxy.

England’s Brook completes a first of its kind PCA Awards hat-trick, having won three player-voted for awards in successive seasons, following his cinch PCA Men’s Young Player of the Year award success in 2021 and 2022.

Current professionals continued their trend of voting for one of England’s top performers across the men’s and women’s game. The Yorkshireman has joined a prestigious list of winners that has included Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Chris Woakes and Ben Stokes in recent years.

England opening batter Beaumont rounded off a fantastic run-scoring summer by winning her second cinch PCA Women’s Player of the Year award, after first receiving the trophy in 2016.

Somerset’s 19-year-old wicketkeeper, Rew, scored over 1,000 First-Class runs in the LV= Insurance County Championship this season, becoming the first teenager to win the cinch PCA Men’s Young Player of the Year since James Taylor in 2009.

Meanwhile, the cinch PCA Women’s Young Player of the Year award went to a 17-year-old for the third year in succession. Gaur started the season representing the UAE before changing allegiances to her country of birth and made her England debut this summer.

Held in East London, the cinch PCA Awards were attended by 500 guests, including current and former players, partners and stakeholders, to celebrate the 54th edition of the most prestigious awards ceremony in English and Welsh cricket.

cinch PCA Men’s Player of the Year, Brook, said: “I wasn’t expecting to win this award if I’m honest, the last 12 months have been a dream come true and this is a huge honour.

“To contribute to wins for my country has been fantastic and I want to continue doing that. I’ve had the experience of playing in different conditions with and against some of the best players in the world so to help win games of cricket for England has made it even sweeter.

“I now can’t wait to be part of the World Cup, it’s going to be great fun and I’m looking forward to it getting underway.”

PCA Women’s Player of the Year, Beaumont, said: “I’m really pleased to win it, I was shocked just to be nominated with lots of players having really good individual summers in Nat, Georgia and Bryony.

“I’m very grateful that my peers have voted for me and I think that’s what makes the PCA Awards so special because it’s voted for by your teammates and opposition.

“I tend not to look at my statistics, yes the double hundred was nice but we didn’t win that game, so I should have got more in the second innings but I’m very proud of that achievement.   

“I actually found that doing commentary in The Hundred for Sky Sports was quite a nice escape from the playing schedule, I’m a cricket badger so I love doing commentary but I’m not retiring any time soon – playing is still number one for me.

“Going forward I just want to be the best that I can and contribute to every team that I play in in a positive way.”

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