Friday 27 September 2013 

Ashes Winners Given Lap of Honour at Villa Park


Warwickshire own Ashes winners Ian Bell and Chris Woakes were given a heroes reception at Villa Park last Saturday, as they performed a lap of honour during the interval of Villa’s thrilling 3-2 won over Manchester City.

With Villa trailing 1-0 at the end of the first half, Bell and Woakes took part in a Q&A on the pitch before being given a standing ovation from fans as they made their way around the hallowed turf of the ground of their favourite football team.

Bell received the Compton Miller Award for Player of the Investec Ashes Series, after scoring 529 runs, including three hundreds, whilst Woakes made his Test Match debut in the fifth and final match at The Oval and was denied an opportunity to lead England to a famous victory after bad light intervened with him not out on 17.

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