Preston Mommsen claims ICC Associate Player of the Year
The ICC today announced that Scotland’s Preston Mommsen has been named ICC Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year in the LG ICC Awards 2014.
The 27 year old top-order batsman made a big impression in 2014 after starring in Scotland’s quest for qualification to the 2015 Cricket World Cup – securing the country a third appearance at the global showpiece event.
Mommsen helped Scotland to achieve their goal of competing in Australia and New Zealand with an impressive tournament in New Zealand in January 2014, scoring 520 runs in eight innings - and claiming Player of the Tournament.
He made his debut for Scotland in 2010 against the Netherlands in Rotterdam, and has become a mainstay in the national squad since. He has compiled 684 runs after 26 One Day Internationals with an average of 31.09. Mommsen’s highest score of 139* came against the UAE in the Final of the 2014 Qualifying Tournament.
Cricket Scotland Chief Executive Roddy Smith paid tribute to Mommsen, “It’s a great honour for Preston to be awarded this accolade after an outstanding year for his country. He has been one of our most consistent players in recent times and fully deserves this recognition from the ICC.”
The full list of winners is:
ICC Associate and Affiliate Cricketer of the Year – Preston Mommsen (Scotland)
ICC Cricketer of the Year (Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy) – Mitchell Johnson (Australia)
ICC Test Cricketer of the Year – Mitchell Johnson (Australia)
ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year – Sarah Taylor (England)
ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year – AB de Villiers (South Africa)
ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year – Gary Ballance (England)
ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year – Aaron Finch (Australia)
ICC T20I Women’s Cricketer of the Year – Meg Lanning (Australia)
ICC Spirit of Cricket Award – Katherine Brunt (England)
ICC Umpire of the Year (winning the David Shepherd Trophy) – Richard Kettleborough
LG People’s Choice – Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)
A special TV show hosted by former South Africa captain Graeme Smith and featuring exclusive interviews with nominees and winners to be broadcast on Saturday, 15 November ; broadcast details can be found here