From the moment this poll was announced, it was clear who would take the spoils, and the margin of victory was emphatic; Derbyshire's destroyer won more votes than the other candidates combined, defying a potential split in the Notts vote. Might these performances propel the red-hot Notts batsman into England's Ashes middle order? Only time will tell...
Alex Hales - Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire’s Alex Hales showed true international class with a run-a-ball 218 to help his side to victory over Derbyshire and a step closer to Division One promotion.
Hales hit 38 fours and one six as Notts reached a mammoth total of 508/9d that their rivals were unable to reach over two innings.
Chris Nash - Sussex
Sussex beat Worcestershire by nine wickets and thanks were due primarily to Chris Nash after an impressive first innings total of 430.
The 34-year-old right-hander hit 16 fours in his 118 before being caught lbw by Joe Leach, ending a partnership of 118 with Chris Jordan.
Cameron Steel - Durham
Opener Cameron Steel became the youngest double centurion in Durham’s county history as he made 224 against Leicestershire at Grace Road.
The 21-year-old faced 408 balls in his superb knock and was dropped three times before being caught at backward point.
💬 Steel: "To have my family here from Perth, AUS makes it special - I usually don't score any runs in front of them so it's a nice change!"— Durham CCC 🏏 (@DurhamCricket) August 7, 2017
Brett Hutton - Nottinghamshire
Brett Hutton was the star of the show as Nottinghamshire skittled rivals Derbyshire twice.
The right-arm medium bowler collected five wickets in each of Derbyshire’s innings to ensure a glorious win in gloomy conditions at the 3aaa County Ground.