Cricket player Stokes hon­ored

The Korea Times - - SPORTS -

LON­DON (AFP) — Eng­land all-rounder Ben Stokes was voted Play­ers’ Player of the Year at the Pro­fes­sional Crick­eters’ As­so­ci­a­tion awards on Wed­nes­day.

Stokes played a star­ring role in Eng­land’s first 50-over World Cup tri­umph, cul­mi­nat­ing in his dy­namic man-of-the-match dis­play in their dra­matic fi­nal win against New Zealand in July.

The 28-year-old then re­peated his hero­ics with a su­perb match-win­ning 135 not out in the third Ashes Test against Aus­tralia.

While Aus­tralia re­tained the Ashes, Eng­land fin­ished the series with a cred­itable draw.

Durham’s Stokes was hon­oured for those achieve­ments by scoop­ing the Reg Hayter Cup ahead of fel­low nom­i­nees Si­mon Harmer, Ryan Higgins and Dom Si­b­ley.

“It’s hard to put it into words. I am over the moon that play­ers think I am wor­thy of win­ning the PCA Play­ers’ Player of the Year through per­for­mances this sum­mer,” Stokes said.

“You can take a lot of per­sonal pride when you re­ceive this award be­cause it’s your peers that vote for you.

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