Nottinghamshire spinner Graeme Swann has been named England Cricketer of the Year.

Swann, 31, has taken 99 wickets for England in all formats and was a key component of the Ashes-winning Test side and the all-conquering England Twenty20 team.

“It’s been a magical year for me with so many high points,” said Swann.

“I love playing for England and hope this award can be a stepping stone for even greater things both personally and as part of a successful England team.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank my team-mates for the support they’ve given me on and off the field over the last year. As I’m sure you can see from the pictures on TV we work hard as a team and take real pleasure in each other’s successes.

“The atmosphere and bond we have in the dressing room at the moment makes winning that much sweeter.”