TAUNTON-born Jos Buttler has had his Cricket World Cup feats recognised with a special award from Somerset County Council.

Wicketkeeper batsman Jos was a key figure in England’s historic win in July, including playing a pivotal role in the dramatic ‘super over’ in the final against New Zealand.

In recognition of his achievement council chairman Cllr Nigel Taylor presented him with a chairman’s award.

Youngsters at the event in Wedmore took part in a Q&A sessions with Jos.

Cllr Taylor said: “Winning the World Cup this summer on home soil was a remarkable achievement and for Jos to be so heavily involved is something Somerset can be hugely proud of.

“Cricket is in Somerset’s DNA and it was an honour to present this award in front of some of the young people who will have been inspired by what Jos has achieved.

“He is a fantastic example of how far talent, hard work and dedication can take you. We’re very proud of him.”

Jos said: “This award means a lot to me. It’s been a huge summer for the England team and hopefully it’s encouraged lots of youngsters to take up the game."