Surrey’s Will Jacks is one of the three players in county cricket to have been shortlisted for this year’s PCA Young Player of the Year Award.
Jacks has shone for Surrey in the Vitality Blast and leads the PCA’s MVP rankings ahead of the knockout stage which begins on Thursday before Finals Day takes place at Edgbaston on Saturday. The winner of this award will be revealed during Saturday’s Finals Day.
Our all-rounder, who has scored 267 runs and taken six wickets in his 10 T20 appearances to date this season, will be up against England Test batsman Zak Crawley and Somerset’s Tom Lammonby, who scored three hundreds in his final three Bob Willis Trophy fixtures.
As a result of this year’s shortened schedule, the NatWest PCA Women’s Player of the Year will take into account performances dating back to October 2019, rather than focusing solely on the summer. Our Academy graduate all-rounder Nat Sciver is one of the three players up for the award although she hasn’t played for the Club in this period.
Ahead of the final Vitality IT20 where England look to complete a 5-0 series whitewash over the West Indies, rookie leg-spinner Sarah Glenn, captain Heather Knight have also been shortlisted to succeed Sophie Ecclestone, who has picked up the prestigious prize for the last two years in a row.
The NatWest Cricket Awards will be the first event of its kind when it takes place on Saturday during the Vitality Blast Finals Day. It will incorporate both the 51st NatWest PCA Awards and the annual NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs) to produce a ceremony celebrating all aspects of cricket in England and Wales in this most unique of summers.