South East Stars captain Bryony Smith has been nominated by her peers for PCA’s Women’s Player of the Year.
The 2023 cinch PCA Awards shortlists have been confirmed, with the players recognising 14 individuals as standout performers across the past 12 months.
All players have been voted for by their peers, with four headline awards to be announced at the Troxy on Monday 2 October, following the conclusion of the English summer.
The cinch PCA Women’s Player of the Year shortlist will see South East Stars’ Bryony Smith, who enjoyed a brilliant year with the bat and ball, take on the Domestic Women’s MVP Georgia Adams with England duo Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver-Brunt completing the talented quartet.
The South East Stars captain contributed to her side’s success with both departments, scoring 773 runs and taking 20 wickets across domestic cricket this summer. The 25-year-old won the PCA Women’s Player of the Month award for June claiming the Match MVP award against Thunder and Central Sparks.
Smith finished second in the run scoring for the Charlotte Edwards Cup, with 256 runs with a rapid strike-rate of 155, while also amassing 226 runs in The Hundred at an average of 32.28 and scoring rate of 161.42 – the highest amongst the Top 10 run-scorers of the competition.
For the remainder of the awards, England’s Harry Brook is joined by Hampshire’s Liam Dawson, Middlesex all-rounder Ryan Higgins and Durham’s Alex Lees on the cinch PCA Men’s Player of the Year shortlist.
The nominees for the cinch PCA Women’s Young Player of the Year are Thunder’s Sophie Ecclestone and Mahika Gaur as well as Northern Diamonds’ Bess Heath.
Surrey and England’s Jamie Smith is joined by Gloucestershire’s Ollie Price, Somerset’s James Rew and Surrey and England’s Jamie Smith as contenders to win the cinch PCA Men’s Young Player of the Year and follow in the footsteps of Brook who was successful two years in a row.