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Compton named PCA Player of the Year

ESPNcricinfo staff

September 21, 2012

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Nick Compton guided Somerset's second innings, Warwickshire v Somerset, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, April 13, 2012
Nick Compton's prolific season has earned him further rewards © Getty Images

Nick Compton's good week continued when he was named the NatWest PCA Player of the Year while Joe Root, who was also called into the Test squad for the tour to India, was named the Young Player of the Year.

Compton scored 1494 first-class runs for Somerset during the 2012 season and Root was close to a thousand including a career-best 222 against Hampshire.

The overall England player of the year went to Ian Bell while Alastair Cook took the one-day award, a mark of his rise in the format, and Stuart Broad was named Test player.

Back on the domestic scene, Warwickshire's dominance of the County Championship was highlight by five of their players being included in the team of the year. Varun Chopra and Bell were part of the batting line-up while Jeetan Patel, Keith Barker and Chris Wright all made the bowling line-up.

NatWest PCA Player of the Year Nick Compton (Somerset)
NatWest PCA Young Player of the Year Joe Root (Yorkshire)
ECB Special Award Bill Gordon
England FTI MVP of the summer Ian Bell
Friends Life t20 Player of the Year Dimitri Mascarenhas (Hampshire)
Clydesdale Bank 40 Player of the Year Phil Mustard (Durham)
NatWest ODI Player of the Summer Alastair Cook
Investec Test Player of the Summer Stuart Broad
Sky Sports Sixes League Winner Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)
FTI Team of the Year Varun Chopra (Warwickshire), Chris Nash (Sussex), Ian Bell (Warwickshire & England), Steven Croft (Lancashire), Darren Stevens (Kent), Peter Trego (Somerset), Phil Mustard (Durham), Jeetan Patel (Warwickshire), Keith Barker (Warwickshire), Chris Wright (Warwickshire), Graham Onions (Durham)

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Posted by JG2704 on (September 22, 2012, 20:09 GMT)

@Sam Cope on (September 21 2012, 21:40 PM GMT) No relation to the great Julian I take it? - Yes , it's a strange selection.No Woakes , no Derbyshire players. Don't think any England international players deserve an award for how they've performed in 2012. Prior has probably been the best of the lot

Posted by   on (September 21, 2012, 21:40 GMT)

Yes quite right JG2704. How can the player of the year not get into the team of the year? Surely he should be the first name down?

What did Bell actually do? Averaged 30 this calendar year in Test cricket. Less than Strauss.

Smells like a lot of fudge to me.

Posted by JG2704 on (September 21, 2012, 15:38 GMT)

Some stranges selections here with Bell and Broad winning awards. Many on here think Broad is lucky to still play for England and has Bell scored a century in either test series? Is the FTI team of the year to play one dayers or T20? How come no Nick Compton in that side?

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