At the 50th PCA awards, Ben Stokes scoops top honors


Through scooping the Reg Hayter Cup ahead of fellow candidates Simon Harmer, Ryan Higgins, and Dom Sibley, the 28-year-old all-rounder was rewarded for those accomplishments.

Tom Banton of Somerset picked up the year’s PCA young player, while England bowler Sophie Ecclestone picked up the summer women’s player.

Tom Banton with the John Arlott Cup for the PCA Young Player of the Year Ben Stokes with the Reg Hayter Cup for the Player of the Year and Sophie Ecclestone with the Womens Player of the Summer

Since collecting his trophy at London’s 50th PCA awards ceremony, Stokes said: “Winning the award is a proud moment.

“In terms of reflection, I think there will come a time where I will be able to take it all in but I don’t think that will come until I retire really becomes it all comes so thick and fast. This will definitely be a summer that I will be able to look back on forever.”

When asked if it was the best year of his career to date, he replied: “Yeah, definitely.

“Winning the World Cup was an amazing feeling to be a part of – seven weeks of hard toil to then walk away with the World Cup was brilliant, and then a great Ashes series to be part of.

“This will take some beating but hopefully it does happen.”

Other award winners included ODI player of the summer – Chris Woakes, Test player of the summer – Stuart Broad, and County Championship player of the year – Simon Harmer.