Alex was shortlisted by an expert panel including ECB performance director David Parsons, former England skipper Mike Gatting and PCA Chairman Mark Wallace.

Voted for by you, the fans, Alex receives the LV= County Championship Breakthrough Player Award trophy, and has nominated Bradshaw Cricket Club and Illingworth Cricket Club to receive our donation of £500 each.

I'm really honoured to be chosen by the public as this year's Breakthrough Player. I've been pleased with how I've performed this season and am so happy to have been a part of a County Championship winning team. Hopefully I can follow in Joe Root's footsteps to use this award as a springboard to push into international cricket in the future - Alex Lees, at his trophy presentation.

Thank you to everyone that voted this year. The winner of the England signed cricket bat will be notified during week commencing Monday 22 September.