Flintoff – Cricketer of the Year

Andrew Flintoff has been named England cricketer of the year for 2006, after an outstanding past 12 months where he helped England take the Ashes off Australia.

The past 12 months Flintoff has averaged 31.27 with the bat and 31.21 with the ball in one-day international cricket, while in Test cricket Flintoff has averaged 36.56 with the bat and 25.70 with the ball.

Flintoff said on his announcement as player of the year -“I’m very proud to have been able to play a part in regaining the Ashes.

“The support I’ve received from the British public has been very humbling. I’m now looking forward to building on this success during what promises to be a very exciting summer for English cricket as we head towards another Ashes series and a World Cup Campaign this winter.”

Flintoff will lead England in the 1st Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s starting this Thursday.

Katherine Brunt was named as England women’s cricketer of the year.

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