|Trott named ECB Cricketer of the Year|
|Wednesday, 01 June 2011 00:00|
Huge congratulations to Sport First's Jonathan Trott on winning the ECB Player of the Year Award
The winner of the ECB Men’s Cricketer of the Year, Jonathan Trott, was selected by the British cricket media. The award is given to the player that has had the greatest impact on England’s performances, since the start of the 2010 international season until the final match of the World Cup.
In that time Trott has enjoyed a hugely successful year, playing 32 times for his country and scoring 2,246 runs at an average of 68.06. This included seven centuries and a highest score of 226, scored against Bangladesh at Lord’s last summer.
During the Ashes his average of 89 was second only to Alastair Cook, whilst his first over run-out of Simon Katich during the second Test in Adelaide helped set England on the road to Ashes victory.
In winning the award, Trott saw off strong competition from his England colleagues Cook, Andrew Strauss, James Anderson and Graeme Swann.
Upon receiving the award, Trott said: "I am both extremely humbled and proud to have been named England Cricketer of the Year after what has clearly been the most enjoyable year of my cricketing career so far.
"It is an honour to represent England and it has been a privilege to be involved in such a successful, hard-working team. I wouldn't have won this award with the commitment and support of my team-mates.
"This award really belongs to the entire England squad and management team that have provided such a supportive and professional environment that has allowed me to prosper as a cricketer and a person.
"There is still much hard work to be done and improvement to be made and I look forward to making further contributions to a successful England team for a long as possible."
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