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Last Updated: Monday, 24 September 2007, 22:59 GMT 23:59 UK
Gibson scoops two county awards
Ottis Gibson
When I go on the field I always try to make a massive contribution to the team

Ottis Gibson
Veteran Durham all-rounder Ottis Gibson has capped an outstanding year by winning two top awards.

He took the inaugural Professional Cricketers Association Most Valuable Player award based on a rankings system and was voted Player of the Year.

Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid, 19, was named Young Player of the Year in a ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall.

An ECB special award was given to Peter Baxter, who retired as producer of BBC Test Match Special this summer.

Gibson, England bowling consultant for the one-day series in Sri Lanka, took 80 Championship wickets for Durham.

He was man of the match in the Friends Provident Trophy final and scored 723 runs across all competitions.

The 38-year-old beat Sussex's star spinner Mushtaq Ahmed - also one of the runners up in voting for player of the year - by 135 points in the inaugural county player rankings.

Surrey's Mark Ramprakash, who scored more than 2,000 Championship runs for the second season in succession, was the highest placed batsman in fourth.


Gibson said: "Sometimes you may search a lifetime for what you might consider is perfection. If I look back, this year has certainly been that way."

Player of the Year
Ottis Gibson (Durham)
Runners up:
Mushtaq Ahmed (Sussex)
Andy Caddick (Somerset)
Mark Ramprakash (Surrey)

Young Player of the Year
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Runners up:
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Stuart Broad (Leicestershire)
Luke Wright (Sussex)

MCC Spirit of Cricket Award

Special Merit Award
Sir Ian Botham

Umpire of the Year
Ian Gould

Sky Sixes Award
Graeme Hick

Team of the Year (selected using the PCA Rankings)
Robert Key (capt), Darren Maddy, Mark Ramprakash, Graeme Hick, David Sales, Phil Mustard (wkt), Graeme Swann, Ottis Gibson, Kabir Ali, Andy Caddick, Mushtaq Ahmed

FTI Most Valuable Player rankings
22 September 2010 23:37
1 Carter Warwickshire 647.45
2 Rashid Yorkshire 600.2
3 Thomas Somerset 578.4
4 Trescothick Somerset 573.02
5 Patel Nottinghamshire 568.4
6 Woakes Warwickshire 557.26
7 Ervine Hampshire 551.48
8 Stevens Kent 543.17
9 Franklin Gloucestershire 541.06
10 Adams Hampshire 536.9

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