Jordan Cox collected one of the game’s most-established awards after being voted NV Play Young Cricketer of the Year by the Cricket Writers’ Club’s membership.
First presented in 1950, the Young Cricketer of the Year award, which by tradition is won just once in a career, is restricted to England-qualified players under the age of 23 at the start of the season. Previous winners have amassed more than 2,500 Test caps between them.
Cox stood out from his peers by combining prolific run-scoring in the LV= Insurance County Championship, in which he made 917 at 45.85, with a flair for the shorter formats. For Kent, his 365 Vitality Blast runs included a career-best 94 against Somerset at Taunton – good enough to get him selected for the England tour of Pakistan.
Although he has yet to win his first cap, he has his sights firmly set on higher honours: “I would love to play all three formats,” he said. “I feel like my game’s very adaptable. Obviously Test cricket’s the pinnacle, so to play for England in a Test match would be the pinnacle of my career if I do end up doing that.”
Cox became the sixth Kent player to win the young cricketer award, following in the illustrious footsteps of Colin Cowdrey, Alan Knott, Derek Underwood, Graham Dilley and his team-mate, the 2020 winner, Zak Crawley. “It’s an absolutely amazing award and I’m really grateful,” Cox said. “It’s amazing to see and hear all those names.”
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