Ian Bell named England's 2013-14 player of year

LONDON Tue Jun 10, 2014 2:05am IST

England's Ian Bell plays a shot during a practice session ahead of their first test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo March 19, 2012. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files

England's Ian Bell plays a shot during a practice session ahead of their first test cricket match against Sri Lanka in Colombo March 19, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Dinuka Liyanawatte/Files

LONDON (Reuters) - Batsman Ian Bell was named on Monday as England's player of the year for 2013-14 in recognition of his outstanding performances in the home Ashes series victory over Australia last season.

Bell made three centuries and two half centuries as England overcame the Australians 3-0 in the five-test series.

His 562 runs proved the difference between the sides with his 109 in the second test in Nottingham, his second Ashes century, helping his team to a 14-run victory.

Another century in the first innings of the second test at Lord's paved the way for a crushing home win.

Bell, like his England team mates, suffered in the return Ashes series in Australia a few months later, however, failing to make a century as the tourists were thrashed 5-0.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Tim Collings)

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amma wrote:
Ashes home series top scorer (proper English) awarded Best Player and away series top scorer (an Immigrant) was sacked.
Shows the true color of the England Cricket management.

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