Essex spinner Simon Harmer has been named County Championship Player of the Year by the 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 er of the Year award, a week after being called up to England’s T20 squad for New Zealand.

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

’s Beth Morgan won the Women’s 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.

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