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Charlotte Edwards wins England Supporters’ Player of the Year award

Monday 16th May 2016

Women

Kent captain Charlotte Edwards was named England Women's Player of the Year by supporters, days after retiring from international cricket.

The 36-year-old capped a record-breaking year by captaining more than 200 matches and was England's top scorer on their run to the ICC World T20 semi finals with 202 runs.

Edwards was one of several winners announced at a VIP dinner in Leeds as England Cricket celebrated the last year of action.

ECB Chief Executive Officer, Tom Harrison, said: “It’s been a remarkable year for our international teams – the Women’s Ashes attracted record attendances and unprecedented levels of media interest, our physical disability team won the inaugural Physical Disability World Cup in Bangladesh, and our men’s team regained the Ashes, won a major Test series in South Africa, and reached the final of the World T20 tournament.

“Each of the players honoured tonight has made a big contribution to England cricket, helping to win matches and to inspire a wider audience and deserves the highest praise.”

“The recognition for David Lloyd, with the ECB Special Achievement Award, is also richly deserved. Bumble is one of the game’s greatest servants and finest characters. He is pretty much unique, having given so much to cricket in so many different ways; as a player, coach, captain, umpire and commentator. This award is a wonderful way to salute his extraordinary career.”

“My thanks also to the England teams’ partner Waitrose for their continued support for these awards and to the cricket media for their assistance with the judging process.”

2016 England Team Award winners

JOE ROOT: England Supporters' Men's Player of the Year, Test Cricketer of the Year and Limited Overs Cricketer of the Year
ANYA SHRUBSOLE: England Women’s Cricketer of the Year
CHARLOTTE EDWARDS,: England Supporters' Women’s Player of the Year
CALLUM FLYNN: The Disability Cricketer of the Year
DAN LAWRENCE: England Development Programme Cricketer of the Year
DAVID LLOYD: ECB Special Achievement Award