SEAMER Ben Coad swept the three main prizes at Yorkshire’s Player of the Year dinner at Elland Road tonight.

Coad’s maiden full season of first-team cricket brought him 50 wickets in the Specsavers County Championship, and 61 in all competitions.

As a result, the 23-year-old scooped the members’ player of the year, the players’ player of the year and young player of the year awards in front of 400 guests at Leeds United Football Club’s Centenary Pavilion.

He took 31 of his Championship wickets in the first five matches of the season, including two hauls of six wickets and two of five.

His career best 6-25 came in the first innings of the Roses win over Lancashire at Headingley in early June.

“He’s been a revelation really,” said director of cricket Martyn Moxon.

“He’s obviously worked hard in the winter, has had a different outlook on his bowling since last season in the second team and has carried that on this year.

“He was looking to be more aggressive and take more wickets, as opposed to being a defensive bowler, and it has paid dividends.

“He’s worked hard on his skills and has had a fantastic season. Hopefully he can build on that and continue to improve and really become an outstanding first-class cricketer.

“He’s a very down-to-earth lad, wants to do well and has been a very good professional.

“As a fast bowler, you’ve got to look after yourself and follow the right protocols with regards to diet, fitness, rehab and prehab. He’s very good at adhering to those elements. Players like that deserve their success.”

Coad won the members’ award by a landslide margin, gaining 53 per cent of the 700-strong vote to next best Gary Ballance with 14 per cent.

Captain Ballance posted 951 runs in the Championship, a haul which earned him an England Test recall.

He travels to Australia for the Ashes later this month.

On Coad, Moxon added: “Some players develop at different speeds or at different times.

“I would say changing his mindset to be more aggressive was the biggest thing, and he’s grown into that very quickly.

“To run in hard day in, day out, you’ve got to be physically prepared, and that’s what he’s worked very hard on.

“He’s now able to maintain that intensity for long periods of time. That’s something you need to be a successful bowler in first-class cricket.

“He set the tone in Dubai and then got a chance in the first game against Hampshire because we had a couple of injuries.

“That’s what we want from our young players - to take their chances when they come, so all credit to him.

"He’s the kind of lad you want to see be successful because he’s got all the attributes you like to see as a coach.”

Jack Leaning won the fielding award, the highlight of his impressive year in that regard coming with a stunning cover-boundary catch to help get rid of Arron Lilley in the T20 Blast win over Lancashire at Headingley in August.

The Howard Clayton second XI performance award went to off-spinner Jack Schutt, whose 4-19 in the one-day Trophy final helped polish off Middlesex at Headingley, securing the trophy for the club for the first time since 2009.

Academy Player of the Year is Farsley left-arm spinner James Logan.

He is the Academy’s record wicket-taker, having struck 193 times in four seasons, including 45 times this year.