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Warwickshire County Cricket Club has sent their own personal congratulations to Warwickshire and England's Jonathan Trott after being named the ICC Cricketer of the Year.
Trott, together with England's Alastair Cook, were both recognised for their outstanding form over the past 12 months after they collected the major honours at the International Cricket Council awards.
Trott was announced as the Cricketer of the Year, while Cook was named Test Cricketer of the Year.
Trott has compiled 1,042 runs at an average of 65.12 in 12 Tests, including four centuries and three fifties between August 11 2010 and August 3 2011.
His runs have been central to England marching to the top of the Test rankings following their 4-0 series whitewash over India last month.
In addition, the 30-year-old played 24 one-day internationals, hitting 1,064 runs at an average of 48.36 with two hundreds and nine half-centuries.
The Warwickshire batsman had to beat off stiff competition from Cook as well as India's Sachin Tendulkar, last year's winner, and South Africa opening batsman Hashim Amla to the award.
He is the second Englishman to collect the top honour after Andrew Flintoff, who shared the prize with South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis in 2005.
Trott, who accepted the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy from ICC president Sharad Pawar, said: "It’s fantastic to be part of a successful team and I never envisaged winning this award and it’s a brilliant feeling to be recognised."
The Warwickshire batsman scored 445 runs in last winter's Ashes series alone, though his highlight happened to come in the field during that tour.
When asked for his favourite memory, Trott nominated his run-out of Australia's Simon Katich on the first day of the 2nd Test in Adelaide.
"That run-out in the first over of the game - it was the first time I've ever got to run around a cricket field like a football striker scoring a goal," he said.
"That was the best highlight for me - although I have to say as a team Melbourne (where England retained the Ashes) was special."
Warwickshire's Director of Cricket Ashley Giles, said: "This is a great honour for Jonathan and from everyone associated with Warwickshire we send our congratulations. His form has been absolutely outstanding and I am delighted he has received the recognition he so rightly deserves."
Among other winners were India’s World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who took the Spirit of Cricket award for his part in recalling Warwickshire and England's Ian Bell after his controversial run-out during this summer’s Trent Bridge npower Test.