England news September 23, 2011

Trescothick named PCA player of the year

ESPNcricinfo staff

Marcus Trescothick was named PCA player of the year for the third time at the annual end of season awards in London on Thursday evening. Alex Hales, the Nottinghamshire and England batsman, took the young player award while Alastair Cook was England's most valuable player.

Despite Somerset twice finishing in second place again on Friends Life t20 finals day and in the CB40 final, Trescothick had an outstanding season with 2518 runs in all competitions putting him at the top of the batting list even though he missed games towards the end of the season due to an ankle injury. Trescothick is only the second player, after Sir Richard Hadlee, to win the Reg Hayter Cup three times.

Hales, meanwhile, was rewarded for passing 1000 runs in the County Championship for the first time along with hitting 544 runs in Twenty20 cricket which earned him an England call-up to face India at Old Trafford. Although he made a second-ball duck he will get another chance to impress in the two matches against West Indies.

Cook and Stuart Broad, who is currently out injured, were recognised for their part in England's triumphant summer with the overall and ODI most valuable player awards respectively. Mark Ramprakash was also named County Championship player of the decade while Andrew McDonald and Chris Nash collected domestic awards.

Reg Hayter Cup for the NatWest PCA Player of the Year Marcus Trescothick (Somerset)
John Arlott Cup for the NatWest PCA Young Player of the Year Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)

ECB Special Award Patrick Eagar
PCA Special Merit Award Jack Bannister
Sky Sports Sixes League Winner Darren Stevens (Kent)
NatWest ODI Player of the Year Stuart Broad
England FTI MVP of the Summer Alastair Cook
LV=County Championship Player of the Decade Mark Ramprakash
Friends Life t20 Player of the Year Andrew McDonald (Leicestershire)
Clydesdale Bank 40 Player of the Year Chris Nash (Sussex)
PCA Umpire of the Year Michael Gough

FTI Team of the Year Alastair Cook, Marcus Trescothick, Chris Nash, Alex Hales, Darren Stevens, Steven Davies, Samit Patel, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, David Masters, Monty Panesar

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  • jackiethepen on September 24, 2011, 22:37 GMT

    Bell has had sensational 2011. 5 Centuries, including a double ton. Leading Test run scorer in the world, with average of 118. Leading batsman of the season, av. 90. Test No 2 in the world shared with Cook and Sangakkara. Yet not a single Award to show for it, not on any short list or in any team. He has surpassed every batsman in the world. How could he possibly not make one of the short lists?

  • elsmallo on September 24, 2011, 16:26 GMT

    Still the best batsmen in the English county game. However, I think he should move on as Somerset captain after all these near misses, possibly give the job to Trego.

  • RandyOZ on September 24, 2011, 11:38 GMT

    Trescothick? This guy is still around? Haha. Good to see your youngsters are coming along. I guess that's why England import them!

  • SoqedHozi on September 23, 2011, 20:18 GMT

    Good to see Nash and Monty recognised for great seasons

  • SDHM on September 23, 2011, 15:31 GMT

    An absolute legend down in this part of the world, and if he was able to travel with the England side he'd definitely still be involved in the one day set up at least. Hopefully he can get himself fit after the ankle injury over the winter and finally lead us to a trophy next year!

  • dummy4fb on September 23, 2011, 15:27 GMT

    great Player he is ! Elegant lefthander

  • Kidderwolf on September 23, 2011, 14:42 GMT

    Congratulations to all, a great year in English Cricket. Especially pleased for Steve Davies to be recognised after a sometimes difficult year professionally and personally, but he still managed over 1000 runs and over 50 disimssalls.

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