Lancashire paceman James Anderson has spoken of his delight of being named England’s Cricketer of the Year at the home of cricket, Lords.
The 29-year-old beat off competition from fellow nominees Stuart Broad and Alastair Cook to win the men’s award, which was decided by votes from members of the cricket media.
Burnley-born Anderson, who is currently the number three ranked bowler in the ICC’s Test rankings, enjoyed an excellent 12 months with England which saw him take his 250th Test wicket and rise to 5th on the list of England’s all-time wicket-takers in Test cricket.
Anderson said: “I am flattered to win this award and would like to thank everyone who voted for me.
“I have been pleased with my performances over the last year and was delighted with the way I bowled on the recent tour of Sri Lanka - but I take even greater pleasure from being part of such a successful England team. “
David Collier, ECB chief executive, said: “This has been a marvellous year for all our England teams with our men’s team becoming the world’s number one ranked Test side, our women’s team winning every series they contested, and our EDP and disability squads also making significant progress in their respective fields.”