Anderson named cricketer of the year

May 15, 2012
by Nev1

James Anderson has been named the cricketer of the year by the England and Wales Cricket Board for the 2011-12 season at a dinner held at Lord’s last night.

The Lancashire fast bowler beat off competition from Alastair Cook and Stuart Broad to take the award that was voted for by members of the cricket media.

Anderson is now fifth on the list of England all time wicket-takers in Test cricket after passing the 250 mark on England’s tour of Sri Lanka in March.

Speaking after winning the award, Anderson said: “I have been pleased with my performances over the last year and was delighted with the way I bowled on the recent tour of Sri Lanka – but I take even greater pleasure from being part of such a successful England team.”

The women’s top prize was picked up by England’s captain Charlotte Edwards. Edwards averaged over 50 with the bat and led England to several series victories.

Test cricket returns to England on Thursday when the West Indies take on England at Lord’s in conditions that should favour James Anderson.

The Scoop 15/05/12

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