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The NatWest PCA Awards is set to return to Camden’s Roundhouse for the fourth year in succession in 2020, with the 51st edition of the annual ceremony due to take place on Tuesday 29 September.
Following the release of the domestic schedule late last year, the PCA can confirm that there will be just a four-day gap between the conclusion of this summer’s Specsavers County Championship and the most prestigious event in English cricket.
The evening will recognise the achievements of PCA members over the course of a summer which will see England face West Indies, Australia, Pakistan and Ireland whilst England Women come up against India and South Africa, as well as a busy domestic calendar that includes the inaugural Hundred competition throughout July and August.
Organised in association with the ECB, the NatWest PCA Awards is attended by a host of past and present players, sponsors and guests with a number of major awards presented throughout the evening.
The three main awards are voted for by current professional cricketers, with the Reg Hayter Cup for the NatWest PCA Players’ Player of the Year, which headlines the event, being taken home by England talisman Ben Stokes at the 50th ceremony in 2019.
The John Arlott Cup for the PCA Young Player of the Year went to rising star Tom Banton earlier on in the same evening, with another youngster in Sophie Ecclestone being named the NatWest Women’s Player of the Summer.
"The NatWest PCA Awards is always the highlight of our events calendar, and we are looking forward to continuing the success of the memorable 50th edition in 2019."
DARYL MITCHELL, PCA CHAIRMAN
PCA Chairman and Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell said: “The NatWest PCA Awards is always the highlight of our events calendar, and we are looking forward to continuing the success of the memorable 50th edition in 2019.
“It is important that we recognise the achievements of the outstanding performers within the English game. We are excited to return to a world-class venue in the Roundhouse to do just that at the end of a landmark summer of cricket featuring the beginning of The Hundred.”
All proceeds from the NatWest PCA Awards evening go to the Professional Cricketers’ Trust. As cricket’s leading charity, the Trust was created to support the lifelong health and wellbeing of PCA members and their immediate families.
The players’ charity looks out for players throughout their active careers and long afterwards, funding life-changing medical assistance, confidential helplines and educational programmes in England and Wales.
If you are interested in attending or learning about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Commercial Manager Aileen Phipps at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07917521570.