Worcestershire opener Moeen Ali named PCA Player of the Year
Worcestershire's Moeen Ali has been named Player of the Year at the Professional Cricketers' Association awards.
Last Updated: 03/10/13 11:04pm
Ali enjoyed the best season of his career with both bat and ball, scoring in excees of 2,000 runs and claiming 55 wickets in all competitions.
The 26-year-old was the leading run-scorer in the County Championship with 1,375 at an impressive average of 62.5, including a career-best 250 against Glamorgan.
He was also crowned FTI Most Valuable Player when his 6-77 in the final game of the season against Northamptonshire took him ahead of Nottinghamshire and England all-rounder Samit Patel.
Moeen's performances also earned him a place in the England Performance Squad to tour Australia this winter, although he missed out on a place in the Ashes squad.
Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes won the John Arlott Cup as PCA Young Player of the Year after he amassed 1,400 first-class runs over the summer while claiming 72 wickets.
The 22-year-old also played a huge part in helping Durham reclaim the County Championship title, taking 42 wickets in the four-day competition.
Stokes was recalled to England's one-day international side last month, and his efforts were rewarded with a place in the Ashes squad this winter.
Meanwhile, Northamptonshire's David Willey was named Friends Life t20 Player of the Year following his remarkable performance in the final against Surrey, when he smashed 60 off 27 balls and then took a hat-trick to seal a 102-run win.
Somerset all-rounder Peter Trego picked up the Yorkshire Bank 40 Player of the Year award, while Graham Onions was voted County Championship Player of the Year after claiming 70 wickets in the summer.
Pace spearhead James Anderson won the England FTI MVP of the Summer with Ravi Bopara taking the one-day award, while Graeme Swann was named Investec Test Player of the Summer.