Winners Announced for 2010 NatWest PCA Awards - 27/09/10
The Professional Cricketers' Association (PCA), in association with NatWest and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), tonight hosted the NatWest PCA Awards. In front of almost 1,000 guests at The Hurlingham Club, London, Neil Carter was crowned NatWest PCA Player of the Year for 2010, while Adam Lyth was named as NatWest PCA Young Player of the Year.
Warwickshire all-rounder Carter, 35, enjoyed the finest season of his career with bat and ball in the LV= County Championship, as his 617 runs and 51 wickets helped Warwickshire maintain their Division One status. He also hit a hundred and two half-centuries in the Clydesdale Bank 40 to help the Bears lift the trophy, as well as picking up 16 wickets in the Friends Provident t20.
Left-handed opening batsman Lyth was the first to pass 1,000 first-class runs during the season after making a spectacular start to the summer, which included hundreds in consecutive matches in May against Somerset and Hampshire. The talented 22-year-old went on to score more than 2,000 runs in all cricket, cementing his place at the top of the Yorkshire batting order and also being awarded his County cap.
NatWest Managing Director, Marketing, Helen Page said: "This year is our 30th season of supporting cricket and we remain extremely proud to sponsor the PCA Awards. In 2010 we have focused on developing the sport at a grassroots level, but we are also excited to be celebrating the triumphs of those who have been successful on a world stage.
"These Awards are unanimously supported by the players, who take pride in voting on the main awards, and this year for the first time, cricket fans voted for the NatWest ODI Player of the Year, Eoin Morgan, via our NatWest Facebook page."
The full list of award winners is as follows:
Reg Hayter Cup for the NatWest PCA Player of the Year
John Arlott Cup for the NatWest PCA Young Player of the Year
ECB Special Award
PCA Special Merit Award, sponsored by Brit Insurance
The NatWest Best One-Day Team of the Last 30 Years
Friends Provident t20 Player of the Year
Clydesdale Bank 40 Player of the Year
LV= County Championship Player of the Year
The adidas 'Impossible is Nothing' Award
Sky Sports Sixes League
FTI Team of the Year
FTI England Player of the Summer
NatWest ODI Player of the Year
Over the years, the staging of the NatWest PCA Awards has raised significant funds for the PCA Benevolent Fund. The Fund is part of the PCA's commitment to helping current and former players and their dependants in times of hardship, upheaval or to readjust to the world beyond the game.