Cricket hero Ben Stokes is Sports Personality of the Year


England cricket all-rounder Ben Stokes has won the coveted BBS Sports Personality of the year trophy.

He played a pivotal part in England’s sizzling summer of cricket – ending a 44-year wait to win the World Cup.

And he hit a breath-taking Ashes innings at Headingly – knocking an awe-inspiring 135 not out to keep England’s hopes alive.

Stokes, 28, was the firm favourite to win the award.

Bookies had his odds at 1-10

Second place went to Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton.

Hamilton – seen by some as the sport’s greatest ever driver – has just taken his sixth world championship.

Third place went to sprinter Dina Asher-Smith, the fastest British woman in recorded history.

She is the current World Champion at 200 metres.





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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.

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