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Wisden and MCC Cricket Photograph of the Year award

 

I have been announced as the winner of the inaugural Wisden and MCC Photograph of the Year award.

The winning photograph was of James Anderson and his English team-mates forming a V for victory shape as they celebrate the wicket of Brad Haddin of Australia in the second Ashes Test in Adelaide.

Wisden and MCC Photograph of the Year award

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: James Anderson of England celebrates with his team mates after dismissing Brad Haddin of Australia during day five of the Second Ashes Test match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 7, 2010 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

The photograph was taken by setting off my pocket wizard remotes that fired the shutter on a remote  camera that I had fixed to some scaffolding before play started. It’s not very often in cricket photography that you get a good photograph with a large number of players in the same frame, let alone forming such a unique and almost perfect shape.

The winning photograph reminds me of what is probably my favourite cricket photographs of all time.  It was taken by Ross Kinnaird of Getty during the 1999 Cricket World Cup. A great picture that has heaps of emotion and has all 11 members of the Australian team in it!

 

17 Jun 1999: Allan Donald of South Africa is run out and Australia go through to the World Cup final after a dramatic semi-final at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. The match finished a tie and Australia went through after finishing higher in the SuperSix table. \ Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird /Allsport

17 Jun 1999: Allan Donald of South Africa is run out and Australia go through to the World Cup final after a dramatic semi-final at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England. The match finished a tie and Australia went through after finishing higher in the SuperSix table. \ Mandatory Credit: Ross Kinnaird /Allsport

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