A wicket-keeper & batsman Matt Prior has been named the England cricketer-of-the-year for 2012/13."It was fantastic when I found out, a huge honour to be singled out as player of the year," said Prior, the first wicket-keeper to win the award. "I feel slightly uncomfortable with it, because individual accolades are not really the reason I play."I want this team to win. I get much more out of the group winning a Test or series," he added ahead of a season where England will defend the Ashes...Read Full Story
Prior rescues England
Matt Prior once again has established his credentials as the number one wicketkeeper batsman in the world after playing a potentially match-saving innings for England today in Auckland. His 73 runs took his side from a frankly embarrassing total to one that ensured New Zealand are not completely certain to seal victory in the final test. Prior’s unselfish approach to batting has been a key aspect of England’s success over the last two years and could prove absolutely...Read Full Story
Matt Prior says he wants to continue improving after being named as the ECB’s cricketer of the year.
The 31-year-old Sussex star won the accolade after a string of impressive performances and earning particular praise for his match-saving century in the final Test against New Zealand in March.
But Prior, who is the first England wicketkeeper to win the award, won’t be getting complacent ahead of the first Test of the home series against the Black Caps, which starts at Lord’s on Thursday.
“It...Read Full Story
Matt Prior managed hit an unbeaten 110 runs to secure an unexpected Draw against New Zealand and save England from defeat in the Test series. Hero of the match and the Test series for England,vice captain Matt Prior batted for four and a half hours and faced 182 balls. He was joined by Stuart Broad in the later stages and Monty Panesar for the final overs. The odds were stacked against the England team going into the final day, with a mountain to climb and only 4 wickets remaining. However...Read Full Story