Finn lands young cricketer award

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Steven Finn & Mushfiqur Rahim

Steven Finn has won a stream of admirers during a hugely impressive start to his international career

Steven Finn has been named as the 2010 Cricket Writers’ Club Young Cricketer of the Year.

The 21-year-old England and Middlesex seamer was chosen ahead of Yorkshire opening batsman Adam Lyth.

The winner and runner-up polled an overwhelming majority of the votes cast, with Somerset's Jos Buttler in third.

Finn is set to be presented with his prize - awarded to England-qualified players under the age of 23 on May 1 this year - at the CWC annual dinner in central London tonight.

Finn made his Test debut against Bangladesh at Chittagong in March, and has taken 32 wickets at just 23.42 apiece in eight matches.

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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