New Zealand Cricket Award Winners

Daniel Vettori was named The National Bank Player of the Year for the second consecutive time at the New Zealand Cricket Awards.

“Daniel is a deserving winner having consistently delivered outstanding performances in both forms of the game throughout the 12 month period under review,” said New Zealand Cricket CEO Martin Snedden.

“Daniel has been a dominant force in all facets of the game. He scored New Zealand’s fastest-ever Test century against Zimbabwe, and claimed 19 First-Class wickets at an average of 17.47. His Test batting average was 51.2. In ODI’s he maintained an ODI economy rate of 3.87 and took 23 wickets at an average of 30.17.

“He also captained the BLACKCAPS in this season’s Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series and was the only New Zealand player selected for the World XI which played Australia in last year’s inaugural Super Series.”

“He also fitted in four State Shield wickets for State Northern Knights and four innings as an opener, averaging 53.25.”

Other award winners are:

Redpath Cup
Awarded to the batsman whose performances in men’s First-Class cricket have been the most meritorious:

Mathew Sinclair who scored 848 runs at an average 53 with four centuries and four half-centuries

Winsor Cup
Awarded to the bowler whose performances in men’s First-Class cricket have been the most meritorious:

Chris Martin who took 50 wickets at an average of 23.98

Walter Hadlee Trophy
Awarded for the most meritorious batting by a New Zealand player in One-Day internationals:

Nathan Astle who averaged 45 including two centuries and four half centuries.

Walter Hadlee Trophy
Awarded for the most meritorious bowling by a New Zealand player in One-Day internationals:

Shane Bond who took 36 wickets at an average of 18.11.

State Medal
Awarded to the most outstanding player in men’s domestic cricket:

Jonathan Trott, who scored 275 runs and took eight wickets in the State Championship for Otago, and made 455 runs and took 14 wickets in the State Shield.

State Plate
Awarded to the most outstanding player in women’s domestic cricket:

Aimee Mason, who took 16 wickets and scored 280 runs as she captained State Central Hinds to the State League title and played for the White Ferns in their series win over India.

The Phyl Blackler Cup
Awarded to the bowler whose performances in women’s cricket have been the most meritorious:

Louise Milliken, who took six wickets in the White Ferns’ series win over India and took 16 wickets for the Northern Spirit in State League play.

The Ruth Martin Cup
Awarded to the batsman whose performances in women’s cricket have been the most meritorious:

Emily Drumm, who made her 100th One-Day international appearance for the White Ferns this year, taking eight wickets and scoring 274 runs in the series against India, with a high score of 94*. She also scored 478 runs at an average of 53.11 for the State Northern Spirit in the State League.

Sutcliffe Medal
For outstanding services to cricket:

Peter Sharp

“Peter Sharp is a deserving recipient of the Sutcliffe Medal, having made an extremely valuable lifetime contribution to cricket in New Zealand,” said Mr Snedden.

“Peter represented Canterbury eight times during the mid 1960s before moving into the media where, for the past 40 years, he has been broadcasting cricket on radio and, at times, on television.

“He has held a number of important voluntary positions within cricket where he has made a valuable contribution to the game regionally and nationally.”

These positions include:

· eight years as a member of the Board of NZC
· 22 years as an executive member of the Canterbury Cricket Association including three years as president
· 14 years as convenor of the CCA coaching programme
· Six years as a member of the executive of the Canterbury Boys Cricket Association including four years as president.

“Peter became a Level 3 coach in 1984 and has maintained a close involvement in cricket coaching since then, including spending three years as a Kiwi Cricket co-ordinator.

“As well as his involvement in cricket, Peter has served as a trustee of the Murray Halberg Trust and on the Assembly of Sport, The Hillary Commission, and the New Zealand Secondary Schools Sports Council.”

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