Fast bowler James Anderson has been rewarded for a superb year by being named England's cricketer of the year for 2011-12.
The Lancashire bowler faced stiff competition from Stuart Broad and opening batsman Alistair Cook who enjoyed another incredible year.
It has been a superb year for Anderson who rose to fifth on England's all-time wicket takers list and enjoyed impressive outings against India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Perhaps his most memorable performance was against India as England sealed a 4-0 whitewash victory in the Test series, with Anderson taking 21 wickets in the four matches.
"I am flattered to win this award and would like to thank everyone who voted for me," Anderson said at an awards ceremony in the Long Room at Lord's.
"I have been pleased with my performances over the last year and was delighted with the way I bowled on the recent tour of Sri Lanka - but I take even greater pleasure from being part of such a successful England team."
England captain Charlotte Edwards was handed the women's honour after an impressive year in which she managed to average over 50.
There was also an award for Kent youngster Daniel Bell-Drummond who won the inaugural England Development Programme cricketer of the year after a superb 12 months with the England Under-19 side.
Bell-Drummond beat fellow Kent youngster Adam Bell, Sam wood from Nottinghamshire and Essex's Ben Foakes after becoming the highest run-scorer in One-Day International at Under-19 level.