Simon Harmer and Alastair Cook have been named in the 2020 Greene King Team of the Year, following the conclusion of the Bob Willis Trophy at Lord’s on Sunday.
Harmer has also been named as the Captain of the Greene King Team of the Year, as is joined by the best performing individuals from this condensed season, selected using the PCA’s purpose-built MVP Rankings.
The team of star performers contains two of the shortlisted players for the NatWest PCA Men’s Player of the Year in the form of Harmer and Craig Overton. Meanwhile, two of the hottest prospects in the game in Will Jacks and Tom Lammonby are included – the duo are shortlisted to win the Vitality PCA Young Player of the Year, with both awards announced as part of the NatWest Cricket Awards on Vitality Blast Finals Day.
The Awards will be the first of its kind when it takes place on Saturday. The event will incorporate the 51st NatWest PCA Awards and the annual NatWest Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards (OSCAs) to celebrate all levels of cricket from grassroots to the international game in this most unique of summers.
The team is a mixture of youth and experience with former England Test captain Alastair Cook selected due to his red-ball performances in helping Essex lift the Bob Willis Trophy.
Eight counties are represented and the team was selected ahead of the Vitality Blast quarter-finals. The balanced team consists of the best performing individuals on the county circuit across red and white-ball cricket. Batting, bowling and fielding points were taken into consideration as well as MVP points-per-game and MVP of the Match awards to create the ultimate domestic team of 2020.
2020 Greene King Team of the Year:
Chris Cooke (WK)
Simon Harmer (C)