Demba takes SBOBET prize

Demba Ba has won the SBOBET player of the month award for March 2011.

The Senegal striker - away with his national team this week - won after securing 31.6 per cent of the vote, just ahead of Scott Parker on 30.2 per cent. Robert Green was not far behind in third with 24.7 per cent of the more than 3,000 votes cast by Hammers fans.

Parker had won for the previous three months but Ba edged it for his displays in the 3-0 home win against Stoke City - when he got the ball rolling with the opening goal - and the goalless draw away to Tottenham Hotspur. In all, he has scored four goals in five Barclays Premier League appearances since his January arrival.

The previous SBOBET winners this season have been:

February 2011 - Scott Parker
January 2011 - Scott Parker
December 2011 - Scott Parker
November 2011 - Victor Obinna
October 2011 - Mark Noble
September 2011 - Manuel da Costa
August 2011 - Kieron Dyer