Warwickshire fast bowler and developing all-rounder Chris Woakes has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after he played key roles in two victories for his side.
He helped rescue Warwickshire in their LV= County Championship match against Hampshire by scoring an unbeaten 136 from nine in the order as they posted 382 in reply to 283. Warwickshire were 98 for seven before Woakes hit 17 fours and two sixes on the way to a career-best score.
Having taken two wickets in the first innings, he then returned four for 75 as Hampshire were dismissed for 176 and Woakes was not required to bat again as Warwickshire wrapped up an eight-wicket win to lift them off the foot of the table.
Woakes then played his part as Warwickshire beat Leicestershire by 41 runs in a Clydesdale Bank 40 match. He smashed an unbeaten 49 in 16 balls and then took the wicket of Jacques du Toit to complete a winning week.
Other contenders for the weekly award included Yorkshire's Jacques Rudolph and Tino Best, Glamorgan's Tom Maynard and James Harris, Lancashire's Ashwell Prince and Derbyshire pair Wayne Madsen and Chris Rogers.
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