Essex spinner Simon Harmer has been named County Championship Player of the Year by the Cricket Writers’ Club.

The 30-year-old was the leading wicket-taker, with 83, and played in all 14 matches of Essex’s title triumph.

Somerset batsman Tom Banton, 20, picked up the Young Cricketer of the Year award, a week after being called up to England’s T20 squad for New Zealand.

Banton impressed in white-ball cricket, scoring two One-Day Cup hundreds and a 51-ball century in the T20 Blast.

Middlesex’s Beth Morgan won the Women’s Cricket Award in recognition of her record number of One-Day County Championship appearances.

The 38-year-old has featured in every season since it started in 1997.