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Jofra Archer named Best International Newcomer of the Year

Jofra Archer was named Best International Newcomer of the Year at the British Sports Awards on Thursday night as the England cricket team picked up three awards. 

Alongside Archer's accolade, Ben Stokes was named Sportsman of the Year and Eoin Morgan's World Cup winning side were named Team of the Year. 

Archer wrote his name in English folklore during an unforgettable summer of cricket, bursting onto the scene to make his debut against Ireland in May before taking a record-breaking 20 World Cup wickets. 

He was also trusted to bowl the Super Over in the World Cup final at Lord's as he led England to victory on home soil. 

The Sussex man then made his Test debut in the second Ashes clash of the summer, and across the drawn series, took 22 wickets at 20-runs-a-piece. 

Jofra is currently on international duty in New Zealand, so wasn't able to pick up his award in person, but in a video, the 24-year-old said: "Thanks for nominating me for this amazing award. 

"2019 has been an amazing year - not just for me but for my family, my club and for everyone that's helped me get to where I am today. Thanks so much."