Jonathan Trott English cricketer of the year
Jonathan Trott has been named England's cricketer of the year at the annual ECB awards function, held at Lord's on Tuesday.
The award, voted for by the British cricket media, is given to the player with the greatest impact upon England's performances from the start of the 2010 international season until the end of the World Cup.
"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," Trott said. "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 without 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."
During the assessment period, Trott played 32 matches for England across formats, scoring an astonishing 2246 runs at an average of 68.06. While his Test prowess has never been in doubt, Trott's success in ODIs came as a surprise to some who questioned his skills in the format. He aggregated 422 runs in the 2011 World Cup, averaging 60.29 with five half-centuries in seven games.
He has carried his good form into the new season, hitting a double-century in England's dramatic innings victory in the first Test against Sri Lanka, in Cardiff. That left him with a Test average of 66.67 - second only to that Donald Bradman's mark of 99.94 among batsmen who've played at least 20 Test innings.
Lydia Greenway was adjudged England women's cricketer of the year, while Umesh Valijee won the award for the best disabled cricketer.