He was named the DeVines Player of the Year in 2014, alongside the Player’s Player of the Year and the Batsman on the Year awards. He recorded centuries in each format, including his maiden 100 in Twenty20 cricket, when he smashed 105 against Kent at Colchester. He followed it up with 109 against Sussex at The E.C.G.
His fantastic year was rewarded with a call up to the England Performance programme trip over the winter to Sri Lanka and scored 100 for the Lions against South Africa in 2017.
Westley broke into the England Test side more than a decade after his Essex debut. A half-century on debut against South Africa at the Oval encouraged optimism that, but he unfortunately didn’t make the squad for the Ashes trip in 2017/18. Runs for Essex in 2018 will surely lead to a recall at the top of the order, and Westley will hope he can solve England’s problems.