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Trego scoops FTI MVP

Somerset's Peter Trego has been named the FTI Most Valuable Player for 2012 after an outstanding season with both the bat and ball.

The 31-year-old all-rounder scooped the award by 60 points from Kent's Darren Stevens to hand the Taunton side their third triumph in the competition in four years, after Marcus Trescothick won the award in 2009 and 2011.

Trego’s 600 LV= County Championship runs at a strike-rate of 0.81 accounted for just over 10% of Somerset's total runs, while the first 50-wicket return of his career at a meagre economy rate of 3.05 proved a valuable contribution.

In the Clydesdale Bank 40 he racked up 245 runs from just 188 balls in 11 matches, and took 15 wickets at an economy rate of 6.03. In the Friends Life t20 he hit a further 52 runs and took two wickets.

In total, Trego, who was the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the country, hit 897 runs and took 67 wickets in all competitions.

His triumph, which takes him up to third in the all-time rankings, comes via the biggest points difference between first and second for four years.

Trego said: "I'm both surprised and delighted to win the FTI MVP. I know I've had a good season personally, but to come out top of the heap in the competition is a real bonus.

"It's also great to follow in Tres’ footsteps and to keep the award at Taunton for another season. I suppose it's a reward for a long season.

"Whilst we haven't won any silverware this year and missed out on Friends Life t20 finals day again, I'm confident this team has a trophy in them. It would be great to take my form into next season and really kick on."