Yorkshire CCC Awards 2021: who was the best player, what was the best game, when was the champagne moment
Player of the season: Harry Brook
The 22-year-old looked like an England waiting player in a season in which he totaled 1,283 races in the County Championship and the T20 Blast. Brook was also the top scorer for Northern Superchargers in The Hundred with 189.
However, it was not so much the volume of Brook’s runs that caught the eye as the manner of their accumulation, with the right-hander showing off style and technique in red ball to go with power and inventiveness in white ball. Also took some brilliant slip catches.
Match of the season: vs. Northamptonshire at Headingley
Yorkshire memorable won a low scoring Championship game by one point, with captain Steve Patterson taking the winning wicket as he had Wayne Parnell caught behind.
This was only the third time Yorkshire has won a first class one point match, the other cases coming against Middlesex at Bradford in 1976 and against Loughborough UCCE at Headingley in 2007.
âGreat teams never give up,â said Patterson after a display of character and resilience.
Best rounds: Dawid Malan
The English batsman has only made six appearances in the county due to a combination of international cricket and The Hundred, with just two in the county championship.
But in the first of those two league games, against Sussex at Headingley, Malan produced a masterful set of 199 which was the club’s highest individual score of the summer and also comfortably supported its highest total (558 ), laying the foundations for a win in sets. .
The wireless player has enjoyed a regular season with the stick and the ball, making significant contributions and enjoying playing more frequently.
Bess’s best numbers – and indeed Yorkshire’s best numbers of the campaign – were 7-43 against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road.
With an elite championship qualification on the line, Bess tore up the opening innings at batting and followed up with two more scalps in the second inning to help Yorkshire to the needed victory.
Champagne moment: Lockie Ferguson
It’s one thing to do a hat-trick.
It’s another to score a hat-trick against your fiercest rivals in front of a sold-out crowd on your field.
But that’s what Lockie Ferguson, the New Zealand fast pitcher, did in his last appearance for Yorkshire against Lancashire at Headingley in the T20 Blast.
Ferguson knocked out Luke Wells, Luke Wood and Tom Hartley with the last three balls of the game to close a nine-point triumph.