GM’s Adam Lyth and Alex Lees win major PCA awards

Yorkshire openers Adam Lyth and Alex Lees have been named the Professional Cricketers' Association Player and Young Player of the Year respectively.

The GM pair were crucial to Yorkshire's Championship title success this season, with 27-year-old Lyth scoring 1,489 Championship runs, including six centuries, at an average of 67.68.

Lees, 21, scored 971 Championship runs at an average of 44.13. The left-handers won also the Cricket Writers' Club awards on Tuesday.

Lyth's form has earned him a place on this winter's England Performance Programme and he has been tipped for a Test call-up next summer.

He also hit two half-centuries in the One-Day Cup, and scored 1,900 runs in all formats this summer.

Opening partner Lees, who will join Lyth on the England training camp at the National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough before a three-week spell in Sri Lanka, was also productive in white-ball cricket, making 368 One-Day Cup runs at an average of 46 and 315 T20 Blast runs.

He also earned his county cap in his first full season with Jason Gillespie's side.
PCA chief executive Angus Porter said: "The list of past winners bears testament to the fact that the people best placed to judge outstanding performances are fellow professionals."

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