Anderson voted Young Cricketer of the Year

Wisden Cricinfo staff

August 15, 2003

Text size: A | A

James Anderson may not have done much of note in the Tests against South Africa so far, but his performances over the last season were enough to ensure that he was voted Young Cricketer of the Year by the Cricket Writers' Club (CWC). Anderson became the first player in the 54-year history of the event to win the award unchallenged, as all 175 members of the club who voted plumped for him.

Anderson, who made his England debut during the one-day VB Series in Australia last winter, has had a sensational first eight months in international cricket. He was England's most incisive bowler in the World Cup, winning two Man-of-the-Match awards, including one for a four-wicket haul against Pakistan. He then claimed a hat-trick - the first by an England bowler in an ODI - against Pakistan in the NatWest Challenge. Anderson's entry into the Test arena was equally dramatic, with a five-for against Zimbabwe at Lord's.

"Jimmy's emergence as an England star should inspire every young player in the country - it shows that if you have the talent the opportunities are there," said Colin Evans, the chairman of the Cricket Writers' Club. "He has run away with our award this year and is still eligible for it for the next two seasons." All players who are under 23 are eligible for the award, whose earlier recipients include Ian Botham, David Gower, Michael Atherton and Nasser Hussain. Anderson will receive his trophy at the CWC's annual dinner in London on August 29.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.

TopTop
Email Feedback Print
Share
E-mail
Feedback
Print
Related Links
Players/Officials: James Anderson
Teams: England
Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Investec Test: England v India at Southampton - Jul 27-31
England 569/7d India 25/1
Group A: Northants v Worcs at Milton Keynes
Jul 29, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Notts v Somerset at Nottingham
Jul 29, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group A: Yorkshire v Gloucs at Leeds
Jul 29, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Group B: Kent v Durham at Canterbury
Jul 29, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Group B: Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham
Jul 29, 2014 (14:00 local | 13:00 GMT | 09:00 EDT | 08:00 CDT | 06:00 PDT)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days
Sponsored Links

Why not you? Read and learn how!