Wisden's 2017 Cricketers of the Year, No.1 Ben Duckett (Grafton 13)
5 April 2017
Ben Duckett's (Grafton 13) has been named as Wisden's Cricketers of the Year Number One Player, in an announcement made this morning. This highly acclaimed honour follows an impressive list of awards won in 2016, a well as making his England debut. To read more, please follow this link. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cricket/2017/04/05/wisden-2017s-cricketers-year-no-1-ben-duckett-360-degree-england/
Well done Ben!
2016 was an unbelievable year for Ben as he picked up several end of season awards. Including the cricket writers Player of the Year, Northants Player of the Year, Northants Players' Player of the Year and Members' Player of the Year, along with Royal London Cup Player of the Year and Championship Player of the Year.
The awards were capped off though when he won both the PCA Player of the Year and PCA Young Player of the year. Ben is the first player ever to have won both awards in the same year. He's going to need a big trophy cabinet!
Ben is in England's winter tour squad to Bangladesh after scoring 1,338 Championship runs this summer.
Ben said the awards are, "probably the highlight of my summer. I got my England call-ups and so many other things have happened. If someone had said at the start of the season that all this would happen I wouldn't have believed it. What makes the PCA awards so special is that you are voted for by your peers. People who you play against vote for you and that means a lot to me. I can't keep the smile off my face. I wasn't expecting this."