Trott named as Cricketer of the Year


Rose Bowl hospitality guests who will watch England play Sri Lanka in the first ever test match to be staged at the ground later this month may be hoping that Jonathan Trott can continue the good form which has seen him named ECB Cricketer of the Year.

Trott has been on a fine run in recent months and was an integral part of the side that retained the Ashes in Australia over the winter, a series in which he averaged 89.

He has also notched up two double-hundreds in the past 12 months, including a high score of 226 against Bangladesh at Lord's and a vital innings of 203 last weekend that helped the team achieve victory against Sri Lanka.

Responding to the accolade, which was awarded by members of the British cricket media, 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."

Trott has represented England at test level 19 times since making his debut in 2009 and has a batting average of 66.77 – second only to the legendary Donald Bradman.

Posted by Liz Johnstone

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