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Surrey Women players Sophia Dunkley, Alice Capsey & Nat Sciver have all been nominated for cinch PCA awards for the 2021 season.

Sciver is up for the Women’s Player of the Year award and 17-year-old Capsey is in the running for the Women’s Young Player of the Year while Dunkley is up for both awards.

In the absence of an in-person event, the cinch PCA Awards are being announced virtually throughout the final stages of the 2021 domestic season, with a number of the competition award winners having already been revealed.

Tuesday 28 September will see the finale of the cinch PCA Awards with the four headline award winners being announced live on Sky Sports during lunch on the opening day of the Bob Willis Trophy final.

Sophia Dunkley (England/South East Stars/Southern Brave/Surrey)

Dunkley has established herself as one of the stars of both the international and domestic game during the past two seasons, so much so that it’s easy to forget she is still only 23 and has her best years ahead of her.

The batting all-rounder’s excellent form in domestic competition – and The Hundred in particular – led to a first Test appearance against India in June, followed by her ODI debut just 11 days later. Dunkley has immediately looked at home in both formats, starring with an unbeaten 74 during the one-off Test Match before going on to score 101 runs in the three-match ODI series, the second highest figure for an English player behind teammate Sciver (142).

Nat Sciver (England/Northern Diamonds/Trent Rocket/Surrey)

Arguably England’s most important player across all formats, Sciver has once again proved why she is one of the world’s most talented all-rounders during the 2021 season.

Sciver has consistently produced in all formats, across both the international and domestic stage, during a mammoth season which has seen her score over 550 runs and take 18 wickets in 23 appearances, with ODI fixtures against New Zealand still to come. Sciver has already been recognised at the cinch PCA Awards with the Vitality IT20 Player of the Summer, and she will be looking to repeat her feat that she achieved in 2017 in winning the main player-voted women’s award.

Alice Capsey (Oval Invincibles/South East Stars/Surrey)

At just 17 years of age, Capsey is the youngest player shortlisted for any of the main four cinch PCA Awards this season.

The bowling all-rounder has enjoyed a sensational breakthrough season for both South East Stars and Oval Invincibles, helping the latter all the way to victory at Lord’s in the first edition of The Hundred. In that tournament, Capsey took 10 wickets in just 135 balls, whilst also bowling with an economy of just 4.52 – the fourth best figure in the competition despite often bowling at the top of the innings. With the bat in hand, Capsey has done particularly well in the Charlotte Edwards Cup where she accumulated 203 runs at an average of 40.6.

Complete nominations are below:
Men’s Player of the Year – David Bedingham, Luke Fletcher, Simon Harmer & Joe Root

Women’s Young Player of the Year – Sophia Dunkley, Danielle Gibson, Eve Jones, Nat Sciver

Men’s Young Player of the Year – Harry Brook, Sam Cook, Tom Haines

Women’s Young Player of the Year – Alice Capsey, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley