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3rd April 2009

Benkenstein nominated for Wisden Player of the Year

The Five Cricketers of the Year represent a tradition that dates back in Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack to 1889, making this the oldest individual award in cricket. The five are picked by the editor, and the selection is based, primarily but not exclusively, on the players’ influence on the previous English season. No one can be chosen more than once.

Dale’s nomination comes on the back of an excellent 12 months for Durham, leading them to through their most successful season to date, winning the LV County Championship for the first time in the Club’s history, reaching the semi finals of the Friends Provident Trophy and Twenty20 Cup. 

“It’s obviously a huge honour, Wisden is the Bible of cricket records. But it’s an honour for me because of the efforts of my team. It’s the culmination of four years with Durham and a fantastic group of guys,” Benkenstein said.

The Wisden Player of the Year accolade will be awarded at the Wisden dinner on Wednesday 8 April.