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    Why Samit Patel was voted NatWest PCA Players' Player of the Year

    We look back at Samit Patel's amazing season in all formats this summer.

    Samit Patel scooped the top award at the annual NatWest PCA Awards, winning the 'Players' Player of the Year', in recognition of a truly remarkable season in county cricket.

    The Nottinghamshire all-rounder starred across all three competitions and here are some of his finest moments from 2017.

    Record breaker - Royal London One-Day Cup Semi-Final versus Essex

    Chasing 370 to win at Chelmsford against a red hot Essex side looked a tall order. A calamitous run out rendered the visitors 180/4 with 25 overs remaining and the hopes of a Lord's final looked bleak. What followed was probably the chase of summer...

    Highlights - Essex v Nottinghamshire

    A host of current and former internationals were on display as Essex hosted Nottinghamshire in the Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final

    Back to back double hundreds - 257* versus Gloucestershire and 247 versus Leicestershire

    For a fortnight in June Samit was on fire, notching a brace of daddy doubles on the way to topping the Nottinghamshire championship run scoring with a final tally of 919 runs.

    Highlights - Gloucestershire v Nottinghamshire Day 3

    Man of the match - NatWest T20 Blast Quarter Final versus Somerset

    Taking guard with Notts precariously placed at 34/3 in the powerplay, Samit's vital 45 in quick time - added to a tidy two-for in the first innings - proved decisive and ensured the Outlaws would take their place at Edgbaston.

    Highlights - Notts Outlaws v Somerset

    It was a big night a Trent Bridge as Notts Outlaws took on Somerset with a place at Finals Day 2017 up for grabs.

    Man of the match - NatWest T20 Blast Final versus Warwickshire

    A virtuoso performance with the bat, when it mattered, on the biggest stage of English county cricket. Samit's 64* from 42 balls along with a vital run out won him the man of the match award and Notts Outlaws their second white ball trophy of the summer.

    Highlights: Notts Outlaws win NatWest T20 Blast Final

    The final of the NatWest T20 Blast

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