16 May 2013

Prior named England Cricketer of the Year

6:24 am on 16 May 2013

The wicketkeeper-batsman Matt Prior has been named the England cricketer of the year for 2012-13.

The 31-year-old is now one of the first names on the team sheet after England captain Alastair Cook and the latest demonstration of his worth to the side came with his match-saving unbeaten hundred in the drawn third test against New Zealand in Auckland in March.