Tom Cartwright has been voted Warwickshire's Greatest Ever All-Rounder by Members and supporters.

The Coventry-born player beat off intense competition, headed by Dermot Reeve and Chris Woakes, to take the accolade with 30 per cent of the vote.

Cartwright, who played five Tests for England, was a linchpin of the Bears team between 1952 and 1969. He scored more than 10,000 runs and took more than 1,000 wickets with medium-pace swing bowling which brought him 60 hauls of five-wickets or more in an innings.

He joins fellow winners of the Greatest Bear accolade in previous weeks who are now building towards making up a very formidable team: Andy Moles, Brian Lara, Trevor Penney, Tom Cartwright, Keith Piper, Dermot Reeve, Allan Donald, Eric Hollies.

“Tom became the first Warwickshire player to score 10,000 runs and take 1,000 wickets in first-class cricket. He dominated the Warwickshire bowling in the 1960s in the same way that Eric Holies had done in the late 104s and 1950s.”

Jack Bannister in his book, The History of Warwickshire CCC