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Stokes wins players' award after WC heroics

Highlights of the English cricket season for Ben Stokes included an unbeaten 84 in the World Cup final and a sensational 135 not out to win the third Test match against Australia at Headingley

Update : 03 Oct 2019, 10:07 PM

Ben Stokes has been voted the Professional Cricketers' Association players' player of the year after starring in England's maiden World Cup win and repeating his heroics during the Ashes series.

Somerset's Tom Banton picked up the PCA young player of the year award, while England bowler Sophie Ecclestone collected the women's prize.

Highlights of the English cricket season for Stokes included an unbeaten 84 in the World Cup final and a sensational 135 not out to win the third Test match against Australia at Headingley.

All-rounder Stokes, 28, was England's top run-scorer in the Ashes, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

England Test skipper Joe Root paid tribute to his "awesome" team-mate, who is the Test vice-captain.

Young player of the year Banton has been included in England's T20I squad for the winter tour to New Zealand after amassing more than 1,000 runs across the two domestic limited-overs competition.

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