HARRY Brook, formerly of Ilkley Grammar School, has seen his brilliant form – particularly in the Vitality Blast and The Hundred – recognised as he has been named the cinch PCA Men’s Young Player of the Year.

A brilliant breakthrough season of consistency has seen Brook cement his place at the heart of Yorkshire’s batting order in all formats, and he excelled in the Vitality Blast in particular, finishing as the competition’s fourth highest run-scorer with 486 at an average of 69.4.

He also ended with the second highest average (minimum three innings) in The Hundred with 47.3 and finished in the top 10 run-scorers in the competition, despite only having five innings.

The 22-year-old has beaten fellow shortlisted candidates Sam Cook of Essex and Sussex’s Tom Haines to the award.

Brook was born in Airedale but raised in Burley in Wharfedale. He went to Ilkley Grammar School for education purposes, however at the age of 14, he left having been offered a scholarship at Sedbergh School, an independent boarding school in Cumbria.

There was also the PCA Men’s Player of the Year award up for grabs, which Starman Joe Root won.

Root led by example throughout a Test summer which saw him score 661 runs at an average of 66.1, a return which enabled him to claim a first cinch PCA Award as the LV= Insurance Test Player of the Summer.

His summer form came off the back of an exceptional winter tour of the subcontinent which saw Root make three scores of 150+ in successive Tests, illustrating the batter’s ability in all conditions. Both will be looking to continue their fine form into next season.