YORKSHIRE star David Willey has been named as the Royal London Player of the Series in England’s win over Ireland.

In action for the first time since their historic World Cup victory, the England ODI side finished as 2-1 winners over the tourists.

England led 2-0 going into the final game at the Ageas Bowl, which Ireland won by seven wickets, beating England for the second time.

Returning to the England side for the first time since his omission from the World Cup squad, Willey made an immediate impact in the first ODI.

The 30-year-old finished with figures of 5-30 to claim his first international five wicket haul, including taking four of the first five wickets of the game to leave Ireland at 28-5.

Willey was again potent with the new ball in the second ODI, taking two wickets and removing both Ireland openers, Paul Stirling (12) and Gareth Delany (0), for just a dozen runs.

The bowling all-rounder also starred with the bat in England’s subsequent run chase in that game.

Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali were out for ducks to leave England at 137-6 when Willey arrived at the crease.

But Willey shared an unbeaten 79 partnership with Sam Billings, with the Yorkshire talent scoring 47 runs from 46 deliveries, including five fours and tow sixes.

Willey continued to show his batting qualities in the final game when hitting only his second ODI half-century.

He scored 51 runs from 42 balls (three fours and three sixes) to ensure England reached a total of 328 all out.

Willey finished as the top wicket taker in the series with eight wickets coming at an average of 18.50. He also scored 98 runs, the sixth most for any player.

Captain Morgan said of Willey: “Dave Willey coming back and showing us what he does with the ball and the bat is a big positive.”