Anya named as Player of the Summer
Somerset and England Women’s star Anya Shrubsole was honoured at this weeks PCA Awards when she lifted the Waitrose Women’s Player of the Summer
There were three nominees in the Waitrose Women’s Player of the Summer category which is voted for by the England Women’s performance squad. This list was completed by Anya’s England team mates Natalie Sciver and Katherine Brunt.
The Somerset Captain has established herself as a regular in the England squad in all formats of the game and was one of the stand-out performers in this summer’s Ashes series.
The 23 year old bowler follows in the footsteps of Charlotte Edwards who won the inaugural Waitrose Women’s Player of the Summer in 2014.
After picking up the award she said: “I am absolutely honoured to have won this award and it makes it more special that it is selected by your teammates so it is a nice end to what has been a difficult year.
“Despite not achieving what we wanted as a team, I am pleased with the way I bowled. A special mention must go to Katherine Brunt who was brilliant with bat and ball this summer. She received my vote. It’s nice to do well personally but it was just a shame we didn’t quite regain the Ashes.”