Tuesday 25 September 2007 

Ottis Gibson Named PCA Player Of The Year

Ottis Gibson has been named Professional Cricketers' Association player of the year.

The 38-year-old seam bowler took 80 wickets to help Durham finish second in Division One of the county championship - including all 10 in an innings against Hampshire at the Riverside.

He was also man-of-the-match in the FP Trophy final victory over Hampshire, the first piece of silverware in Durham's first-class history.

Ottis will travel to Sri Lanka this winter as England's bowling coach, filling in for Allan Donald, who is unavailable due to media commitments in his native South Africa.

Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid won the young player-of-the-year award.

Hewitt Team of the Year:

Robert Key (capt, Kent),
Darren Maddy (Warwickshire),
Mark Ramprakash (Surrey),
David Sales (Northamptonshire),
Graeme Hick (Worcestershire),
Phil Mustard (wkt, Durham),
Graeme Swann (Northamptonshire),
Ottis Gibson (Durham),
Kabir Ali (Worcestershire),
Mushtaq Ahmed (Sussex),
Andrew Caddick (Somerset).

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