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Finn named Young Cricketer of the Year

Published: Saturday, September 4, 2010, 11:43 [IST]
 
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Finn named Young Cricketer of the Year

England Fast bowler Steven Finn has been named as the 2010 Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year.

The 21-year-old fast-bowler from Middlesex was chosen ahead of Yorkshire opening batsman Adam Lyth, winner and runner-up polling an overwhelming majority of votes cast - with Somerset's Jos Buttler in third.

Finn was presented with his award, for English-qualified players under the age of 23 on May 1 this year, at the CWC annual dinner in central London on Friday.

Finn has eight Test caps so far, since his debut against Bangladesh at Chittagong in March, and has already taken 32 wickets at just 23.42.

He succeeds Leicestershire's James Taylor as the holder of an award which is in its 61st year and has been won by cricketers currently responsible for more than 3,000 Test caps between them.

Hampshire pair Danny Briggs and James Vince were among the other young cricketers to poll a significant number of votes this year.

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