Adding another feather to his cap, Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson bagged the coveted Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for Men’s Player of the Year at the annual New Zealand Cricket (NZC) awards on Thursday. Also Read - ICC's Guidelines 'Weird And Off-putting' But Health And Safety More Important: MCC Chief Kumar Sangakkara
Williamson also took home the Test Player of the Year award and the Redpath Cup for First-Class Batting. Ross Taylor, Trent Boult and Colin Munro also received major awards, while teenaged all-rounder Amelia Kerr was a big winner among the women, according to the ICC’s website. Also Read - Virat Kohli Recalls How He Earned MS Dhoni's Trust For India Captaincy, Says Becoming Skipper Not Even in my Wildest Dreams
Williamson had a hugely successful year across formats, both individually as well as the New Zealand team. Also Read - MCC Chief Kumar Sangakkara on Future of ICC T20 World Cup 2020, Says Too Early to Answer Any Questions
Under his leadership, New Zealand rose to become the No. 2 side in the ICC Test Team Rankings. He also enjoyed good form with the bat, scoring 801 Test runs over the season under consideration, at an impressive average of 89.
Like Williamson, the 18-year-old Kerr also bagged three awards — the Women’s ODI Player of the Year, Phyl Blackler Cup for women’s domestic bowling and the Venus Cup for Secondary Schools Female Player of the Year.
Kerr enjoyed a tremendous season, scoring 415 runs at an average of 59. She also broke the world record for the highest individual score in women’s ODIs, when she smashed 232 (not out), surpassing Belinda Clark’s 21-year best of 229.
Taylor, who enjoyed a monstrous 2018 in ODIs, where he averaged 84 for his 759 runs, was named the Men’s ODI Player of the Year for the second year in a row.
In the T20I format, Sophie Devine once again took the Women’s Twenty20 Player of the Year award, while Munro, too, bagged the Men’s title like he did last year.
Fast bowler Trent Boult, who received the Richard Hadlee Medal last year, was presented the Windsor Cup for first-class bowling, for his 35 wickets at an average of 24.
Here’s the full list of Awardees:
Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for Player of the Year:
Test Player of the Year:
Women’s ODI Player of the Year:
Men’s ODI Player of the Year:
Women’s T20 Player of the Year:
Men’s T20 Player of the Year:
Women’s Domestic Player of the Year:
Men’s Domestic Player of the Year:
Super Smash Women’s Player of the Year:
Super Smash Men’s Player of the Year:
The Redpath Cup for First-Class batting:
The Winsor Cup for First-Class bowling:
The Phyl Blackler Cup for women’s domestic bowling:
The Ruth Martin Cup for women’s domestic batting:
New Zealand Umpire of the Year:
Secondary Schools Female Player of the Year:
Amelia Kerr (Tawa College)
Secondary Schools Male Player of the Year:
Tim Campbell (Wellington College)
Bert Sutcliffe Medal for Outstanding Services to Cricket: