The Auckland War Memorial Museum is set to host The National Bank New Zealand Cricket Award tonight

The Auckland War Memorial Museum is set to host The National Bank New Zealand Cricket Award tonight
 
There are 13 individual awards up are up for grabs at The National Bank New Zealand Cricket Awards in a celebration of cricketing excellence.

A number of development awards announced earlier in the year will also be handed over during the ceremony held at The Auckland War Memorial Museum this evening.

Based on the 2010-11 season the awards take into account exceptional performances by players and the contribution of cricket volunteers and administrators.

The winners are decided by an independent selection panel headed by former New Zealand Cricket President and selector, Don Neely along with former BLACKCAP and current SKY Television commentator, Ian Smith; and veteran Radio Sport commentator, Bryan Waddle. 

This year’s awards will be attended by a variety of current and former players including Sir Richard Hadlee who will present the inaugural Sir Richard Hadlee Medal to the supreme player of the year.

The awards also see the introduction of The International Women’s Player of the Year, The National Bank Twenty20 Player of the Year, The National Bank One Day International Player of the Year and The National Bank Test Player of the Year.

The National Bank New Zealand Cricket Awards will be live on SKY TV from 9pm.

New Zealand Cricket Awards

Development award winners (announced 24 June 2011):
Best Club Cricket Initiative – Papatoetoe Cricket Club (Auckland)
Best Women’s Cricket Initiative – Parnell Cricket Club (Auckland)
Best Youth Cricket Initiative – Ellesmere College (Canterbury)
Best Junior Cricket Initiative – Marist Harewood Cricket Club (Canterbury)
Service to Cricket Award – Peter Earl (Canterbury)

Redpath Cup
Awarded to the batsman whose performances in men’s First Class cricket have been the most meritorious. [2010 winner: Ross Taylor]
Nominees: Daniel Flynn, Peter Ingram, Brendon McCullum

Winsor Cup
Awarded to the bowler whose performances in men’s First Class cricket have been the most meritorious. [2010 winner: Daniel Vettori]
Nominees: Brent Arnel, Neil Wagner, Chris Martin

Fans Choice for Outstanding Individual Performance
 
The Fans’ Choice award for Outstanding Individual Performance is voted on by cricket fans across the nation. It recognises individual performances that were stellar, either showcasing the massive skill arsenal of the players themselves or having the power to alter match outcomes. [2010 winner: Brendon McCullum]
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Nominees: Neil Wagner, Chris Martin, Ross Taylor, Tim Southee, Matt Henry

Sir Jack Newman Award
Presented to an outstanding junior cricket administrator in New Zealand each year for past and present services to the game.   [2010 winner: John Grocott]

The Bert Sutcliffe Medal
For outstanding services to cricket. [2010 winner: Martin Horton]

Gillette Young Player of the Year
[2010 winner: Matthew Rowe]

Domestic Player of the Year – Men
Awarded to the most outstanding player in men's domestic cricket. [2010 winner: Michael Bates]
 
Domestic Player of the Year – Women
Awarded to the most outstanding player in women's domestic cricket. [2010 winner: Nicola Browne]

International Women’s Player of the Year
Awarded to the player in women’s international cricket have been the most meritorious.
Nominees: Aimee Watkins, Nicola Browne, Sara McGlashan

The National Bank Twenty20 Player of the Year
Awarded to the most outstanding player in Twenty20 International cricket.

The National Bank One Day International Player of the Year
Awarded to the most outstanding player in One-Day International cricket
Nominees: Martin Guptill, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor

The National Bank Test Player of the Year
Awarded to the most outstanding player in Test cricket
Nominees: Chris Martin, Brendon McCullum, Daniel Vettori

Sir Richard Hadlee Medal
The supreme award presented to the player whose performances in New Zealand Cricket have been the most outstanding.

 

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