Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year

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The Young Cricketer of the Year is an annual award voted by the Cricket Writers' Club for the best young cricket player in England and Wales, and has been awarded since 1950. Former recipients include Fred Trueman, Geoffrey Boycott, Ian Botham and David Gower.

The award is currently restricted to players qualified to represent England, and under the age of 23 on 1 May. Andrew Symonds was qualified for England at the time of his award, but later chose to represent Australia at international level.[1]

Only nine of the recipients of the award have not played Test cricket.[1] This includes those currently playing and with the potential to be selected in the future. However, two of those ten have played One-Day International or Twenty20 International cricket.

Winners[edit]

Year Cricketer International Career
1950 Roy Tattersall 16 Tests
1951 Peter May 66 Tests (41 as captain)
1952 Fred Trueman 67 Tests
1953 Colin Cowdrey 114 Tests (27 as captain), 1 ODI
1954 Peter Loader 13 Tests
1955 Ken Barrington 82 Tests
1956 Brian Taylor
1957 Micky Stewart 8 Tests
1958 Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie
1959 Geoff Pullar 28 Tests
1960 David Allen 39 Tests
1961 Peter Parfitt 37 Tests
1962 Phil Sharpe 12 Tests
1963 Geoff Boycott 108 Tests (4 as captain), 36 ODIs (2 as captain)
1964 Mike Brearley 39 Tests (31 as captain), 25 ODIs (25 as captain)
1965 Alan Knott 95 Tests, 20 ODIs (1 as captain)
1966 Derek Underwood 86 Tests, 26 ODIs
1967 Tony Greig 58 Tests (14 as captain), 22 ODIs (2 as captain)
1968 Bob Cottam 4 Tests
1969 Alan Ward 5 Tests
1970 Chris Old 46 Tests, 32 ODIs
1971 John Whitehouse
1972 Dudley Owen-Thomas
1973 Mike Hendrick 30 Tests, 22 ODIs
1974 Phil Edmonds 51 Tests, 29 ODIs
1975 Andrew Kennedy
1976 Geoff Miller 34 Tests, 25 ODIs
1977 Ian Botham 102 Tests (12 as captain), 116 ODIs (9 as captain)
1978 David Gower 117 Tests (32 as captain), 114 ODIs (24 as captain)
1979 Paul Parker 1 Test
1980 Bill Athey 23 Tests, 31 ODIs
Graham Dilley 41 Tests, 38 ODIs
1981 Mike Gatting 79 Tests (23 as captain), 92 ODIs (37 as captain)
1982 Norman Cowans 19 Tests, 23 ODIs
1983 Neil Foster 29 Tests, 48 ODIs
1984 Rob Bailey 4 Tests, 4 ODIs
1985 David Lawrence 5 Tests, 1 ODI
1986 Ashley Metcalfe
James Whitaker 1 Test, 2 ODIs
1987 Richard Blakey 2 Tests, 3 ODIs
1988 Matthew Maynard 4 Tests, 14 ODIs
1989 Nasser Hussain 96 Tests (45 as captain), 88 ODIs (56 as captain)
1990 Mike Atherton 115 Tests (54 as captain), 54 ODIs (43 as captain)
1991 Mark Ramprakash 52 Tests, 18 ODIs
1992 Ian Salisbury 15 Tests, 4 ODIs
1993 Mark Lathwell 2 Tests
1994 John Crawley 37 Tests, 13 ODIs
1995 Andrew Symonds 26 Tests, 198 ODIs, 14 T20Is for Australia
1996 Chris Silverwood 6 Tests, 7 ODIs
1997 Ben Hollioake 2 Tests, 20 ODIs
1998 Andrew Flintoff 79 Tests (11 as captain), 141 ODIs (14 as captain), 7 T20Is
1999 Alex Tudor 10 Tests, 3 ODIs
2000 Paul Franks 1 ODI
2001 Owais Shah 6 Tests, 71 ODIs, 17 T20Is
2002 Rikki Clarke 2 Tests, 20 ODIs
2003 James Anderson 92* Tests, 174* ODIs, 19* T20Is
2004 Ian Bell 98* Tests, 140* ODIs, 7* T20Is
2005 Alastair Cook 102* Tests (21 as captain), 77* ODIs (48 as captain), 4* T20Is (1 as captain)
2006 Stuart Broad 67* Tests, 108* ODIs, 56* T20Is (17 as captain)
2007 Adil Rashid 5* ODIs, 5* T20Is
2008 Ravi Bopara 13* Tests, 102* ODIs, 36* T20Is
2009 James Taylor 2* Tests, 2* ODI
2010 Steven Finn 23* Tests, 39* ODIs, 18* T20Is
2011 Jonny Bairstow 14* Tests, 7* ODI, 18* T20Is
2012 Joe Root 15* Tests, 26* ODI, 7* T20Is
2013 Ben Stokes 4* Tests, 18* ODI, 7* T20Is
2014 Alex Lees[2]
  • * Still playing for England

Number of matches correct up to 19 September 2011. Source cricinfo.com

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Frindall, W. Playfair Cricket Annual 2007, p. 165. Headline, 2007.
  2. ^ "BBC Sport - Yorkshire: Adam Lyth and Alex Lees win Cricket Writers' awards". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 

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