London: The image of England all-rounder Ben Stokes celebrating after hitting the winning runs in the third Ashes Test against Australia, has won the Wisden-MCC Photograph of the Year competition for 2019. It was on August 25, 2019 that the image was captured at Leeds, England, by Getty Images photographer Gareth Copley. There were 650 entries from across the world and Copley's photography emerged on top. Check out the 11 best photographs of the year 2019, according to Wisden-MCC.
Winner: This picture by Gareth Copley of Getty Images won the Wisden-MCC award. Ben Stokes of England celebrates hitting the winning runs (four) to win the 3rd Ashes Test against Australia at Headingley on August 25, 2019 in Leeds, England. Stokes remained unbeaten on 135 and helped England claim one of the most dramatic wins in Test cricket. Stokes and Jack Leach (1 not out) added 76 runs for the final wicket to give the hosts a one-wicket victory.
Runner-Up: Tom Jenkins (The Guardian). England's Jos Buttler runs out Martin Guptill to tie the Super Over in the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Lord's, on July 14, 2019. England won the World Cup on boundary count. Photo courtesy: MCC.
Shortlisted: Kieran Hanlon (Keanu Drone) A misty sunrise over Somerset County Ground. December 30, 2019, Taunton, England.
Shortlisted: Kai Schwoerer (Getty Images). Matt Henry of Canterbury fields the ball off his own bowling during the Plunket Shield match between Canterbury and Northern Districts at Hagley Oval on October 24, 2019 in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Shortlisted: Dan Mullan (Getty Images). A general view of the action during the Cornwall Cricket League Division 2 East match between Bude CC and Menheniot/Looe CC at Crooklets Cricket Ground on July 6, 2019 in Bude, England.
Shortlisted: Rajib Raihan (Daily Star, Bangladesh) Three youths play a game of cricket in one of the few spots in a field not covered by drying fishing nets at Fishery Ghat. December 23, 2019, Chattogram, Bangladesh. Photo courtesy: MCC.
Shortlisted: Scott Barbour (Australian Associated Press (AAP)) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson speaks to his team in a huddle on Day 3 of the Boxing Day Test Match between Australia and New Zealand at the MCG. December 28, 2019, Melbourne, Australia. Photo courtesy: MCC
Shortlisted: Andrew Boyers (Action Images/Reuters). England players, fans and MCC Members in the Pavilion celebrate England winning the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final at Lord’s. July 14, 2019, London, England. Photo courtesy: MCC.
Shortlisted: Robert Cianflone (Getty Images). A general view of the scoreboard attendants during game one of the One Day International series between India and Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium on March 2, 2019 in Hyderabad, India.
Shortlisted: Darren England (Australia Associated Press). Kurtis Patterson of Australia is seen diving to take a catch to dismiss Dilruwan Perera of Sri Lanka off the bowling of Pat Cummins on Day 3 of the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka at The Gabba. January 26, 2019, Brisbane, Australia. Photo courtesy: MCC.
Shortlisted: Derek Payne (Amateur) A couple enjoys afternoon tea in the graveyard of St Anne’s church while watching cricket on Kew Green, close to the Royal Botanic Gardens. June 9, 2019, London, England. Photo courtesy: MCC.