Cricket Scotland’s Preston Mommsen wins ICC award

Preston Mommsen in action for Scotland. Picture: SNS
Preston Mommsen in action for Scotland. Picture: SNS
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CRICKET Scotland batsman Preston Mommsen has been named ICC Associate and Affiliate Player of the Year at the LG ICC Awards 2014.

The 27-year-old top order batsman starred for Scotland as they qualified for the 2015 Cricket World Cup, securing a third appearance for the country at the showpiece event.

Durban-born Mommsen contributed 520 runs in eight innings, claiming Player of the Tournament, as Scotland qualified for the tournament, which will be held in Australia and New Zealand.

He made his debut for Scotland in 2010 in Rotterdam, as Scotland took on the Netherlands.

He has racked up 684 runs after 26 One Day Internationals, scoring 139 not out against the UAE in the Final of the 2014 Qualifying Tournament.

Cricket Scotland chief executive Roddy Smith congratulated Mommsen, adding: “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.”

Australia’s Mitchell Johnson picked up the Cricketer of the Year award as well as the Test Cricketer of the Year prize.

AB de Villiers of South Africa landed the One Day International Cricketer of the Year award.