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Glen Chapple named as one of Wisden's five Cricketers of the Year
11:11am Wednesday 11th April 2012 in Trafford Sport
LANCASHIRE'S County Championship-winning captain Glen Chapple has been selected as one of the five Cricketers of the Year in the 2012 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.
Also named alongside Chapple are England's Alastair Cook and Tim Bresnan, Worcestershire seamer Alan Richardson and Sri Lankan star Kumar Sangakkara.
The five Cricketers of the Year are chosen by the editor of Wisden, and represent a tradition that dates back to 1889, making this the oldest individual award in cricket.
Wisden editor Lawrence Booth says: "Even at 37, Glen Chapple was the heart and soul of Lancashire's first outright County Championship win in 77 years, leading his side with verve to take 55 wickets at under 20 each, and bowling heroically through injury against Somerset on a memorable final day of the season."
Chapple, now 38, is the 34th Lancashire player to be a Cricketer of the Year.