1 Jun 2011

Trott named England cricketer of the year

1:26 pm on 1 June 2011

Batsman Jonathan Trott has been named as the England and Wales Cricket Board cricketer of the year, as chosen by the British media.

Trott has taken his Test average up to 66.77 in the past 12 months with his one-day average standing at 55.65.

South African-born Trott was a key member of the side who retained the Ashes in Australia.

It was the first time England had won on Australian soil for 24 years.

He is currently third in the ICC's world rankings of Test batsman and seventh in their one-day list.

England's number three batsman hit a total of 4 centuries, including 226 against Bangladesh, during the 12-month spell the awards cover.

Trott also struck three one-day hundreds and during March's World Cup he hit five half-centuries.