Samit Patel claimed another trophy as he was named Players’ Player of the Year
MANCHESTER: Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel has capped a trophy-laden summer by being voted the NatWest PCA Players’ Player of the Year.
Patel had already won the PCA Most Valuable Player Award and added the Players’ Player to winners’ medals in the Royal London One-Day Cup and the NatWest T20 Blast plus promotion in the Specsavers County Championship after his outstanding performances in all cricket was recognised by current county players.
Patel was presented with the Reg Hayter Cup at the 48th NatWest PCA Awards at the Roundhouse in London, one of 13 awards presented on the night.
Jamie Porter was named Young Player of the Year
Patel faced competition from Surrey’s retiring former Sri Lanka batsman Kumar Sangakkara, Glamorgan all-rounder Colin Ingram and Essex seamer Jamie Porter for the award but Porter did collect two prizes, winning the John Arlott Cup for the NatWest PCA Young Player of the Year Award and the Specsavers County Championship Player of the Year.
England’s success in winning the ICC Women’s World Cup was also recognised with all-rounder Natalie Sciver being voted NatWest Women’s Player of the Summer by her fellow internationals ahead of last year’s winner Tammy Beaumont and left-arm spinner Alex Hartley.