England players shortlisted for Professional Crickets' Association NatWest Women's Player of the Summer award

Katherine Brunt
Katherine Brunt

England trio Sophie Ecclestone, Katherine Brunt and Amy Jones have been shortlisted for the Professional Cricketers' Association NatWest Women's Player of the Summer award.

Slow left-armer Ecclestone, who scooped the honour last year, was England's leading wicket-taker in both multi-format series against the West Indies with six scalps, while she had 13 victims in the Ashes.

Despite Australia handily retaining the urn, Brunt collected eight wickets in the series, while opener and occasional wicketkeeper Jones is included after her tally of 189 runs in three one-day internationals at an average of 63 against the Windies.

The 50th edition of the annual PCA Awards will be held on Wednesday October 2.

Somerset big-hitter Tom Banton and Warwickshire opener Dominic Sibley are among the four nominees for the young player of the year award.

Banton contributed in excess of 1,000 aggregate runs across the two domestic limited-overs competitions this year and has been rewarded with a call-up for England's Twenty20 series in New Zealand this winter.

Sibley has been named in the squad for the Test portion of the trip after amassing a County Championship Division One best of 1,324 runs for Warwickshire this season.

Fellow opener Zak Crawley of Kent and Gloucestershire batsman James Bracey are also in contention for the award.

Ben Stokes has been shortlisted for the players' player of the year award after starring for England in the World Cup and Ashes this summer.

Stokes has been nominated alongside Gloucestershire all-rounder Ryan Higgins, Essex spinner Simon Harmer and Warwickshire opener Dominic Sibley.

Stokes won the young player award in 2013 and if he scoops the Reg Hayter Cup at London's Roundhouse next Wednesday, he will become only the sixth player to collect the PCA's top two male honours.

Having started the World Cup with a phenomenal catch in the curtain-raiser, Stokes' unbeaten 84 against New Zealand in the final was central to England winning a global 50-over competition for the first time in their history.

The all-rounder followed that up with a tour de force 135 not out against Australia at Headingley last month, an unforgettable innings in a series where his 441 runs at an average of 55.12 was England's best aggregate total.

Despite Australia retaining the urn courtesy of a 2-2 series draw, Stokes' herculean efforts in recent months mean he is the favourite with bookmakers to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award.

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