Ben Stokes’ big night at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award was captured in pictures.
Here are a selection of pictures before, during and after the presentation.
Ben’s acceptance speech, praised the work of Phoenix Management Group’s Neil Fairbrother. He singled out Neil by saying,
“Two years ago was a tough time for me in my life and I’ve had so many people help me through that. My fantastic manager and friend Neil Fairbrother, you’re more than an agent, you’re an incredible man. I don’t know how you’ve put up with Andrew Flintoff and me, you and [Fairbrother’s wife] Audrey, you’re incredible people.”
Many thanks to Sam Ratcliffe (BBC) and Neil Fairbrother (Phoenix Management Group) for providing the images.
(Main photo by Sam Ratcliffe BBC)