Former Warwickshire and England batsman Dennis Amiss is in “no doubt” Jonathan Trott will make a successful return for both Warwickshire and England.
Amiss, who is the Chairman for Trott’s Benefit Year, has said the Warwickshire and England batsman has all the attributes required to put the events of this winter’s Ashes tour firmly behind him, “his hunger, determination and dedication to cricket has been evident throughout his career and I know he will make a successful return for both County and Country.”
“He will return to play for Warwickshire fit and ready to score big runs and force his way back into England’s plans. I first saw Jonathan play on trial at Knowle and Dorridge CC for Warwickshire’s Second XI side back in 2002 when he scored 245 and cemented his place in the County’s future plans.
"The attributes he displayed on that day told me he would go on to have success at every level of this great game and I was not surprised to witness his rise over the last decade.”
Trott’s record speaks for itself with a Test batting average of over 46 in 49 matches including nine centuries and a first class average of over 45. One of his most crucial innings was on debut against Australia at the Oval in 2009 when his priceless 119 proved pivotal in ensuring England regained the little urn with a 2-1 series victory.
“That performance tells you everything you need to know about the man because there is no bigger stage than a deciding match against the Australians. He is very proud to represent Warwickshire and England and, despite his South African upbringing, once told me how he prefers Birmingham to Cape Town!”
Trott was awarded his 2014 Benefit after 12 years of service to the Midlands County and Amiss was thrilled he was asked to be the Chairman for the year, “I have known Jonathan and his wife Abi for many years and I am very honoured to be the Chairman of his Benefit Year. I hope the functions and events planned are hugely successful and he has the great support from the cricketing community because he thoroughly deserves it.”
Colin Povey, Chief Executive of Warwickshire County Cricket Club showed his support for the 32 year old as well, “everyone at the Club is really looking forward to welcoming Jonathan back to play at Edgbaston.
"He is as committed to helping Warwickshire succeed as he is England and I am certain he will return fitter, stronger and even more determined to succeed.”