Cricket: Kane Williamson, Amelia Kerr big winners at NZ Cricket Awards

Blackcaps captain Kane Williamson and White Ferns spinner Amelia Kerr were the big winners at the New Zealand Cricket Awards on Thursday night.

Both players won three awards each, with Williamson claiming the top prize - the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal - his third in four years.

The 28-year-old also won the best test player, as well as the Redpath Cup for first-class men's batting, thanks to his 801 runs at the stunning average of 89.

Kerr was named Women's ODI Player of the Year and took home the Phyl Blackler Cup for women's domestic bowling, along with the Gillette Venus Cup as the Secondary Schools Female Player of the Year.

The 18-year-old amassed 415 ODI runs over the judging period at an average of 59, including a world record 232 not out against Ireland - a match that also saw her claim 5/17 in an overall tally of 19 wickets for the season.

Sir Richard Hadlee and Kane Williamson.
Sir Richard Hadlee and Kane Williamson. Photo credit: Photosport

White Ferns teammate Sophie Devine was the other multi-award winner, the all-rounder honoured for her impressive limited-overs seasons by taking out the women's ODI and T20 prizes.

Blackcaps trio Ross Taylor (ODI), left-arm seamer Trent Boult (first-class bowling) and Colin Munro (T20) were also recognised at the awards.

Taylor scored 759 ODI runs at an average of 84, while Boult lead from the front with the red ball, snaring 35 first-class wickets at an average of 24.

Wellington's Devon Conway and Central Districts wicketkeeper/batswoman Natalie Dodd won Domestic Player of the Year awards for men and women respectively.

Ewen Chatfield, who played 43 tests and 114 ODIs for New Zealand, was awarded the prestigious Bert Sutcliffe Medal for outstanding services to cricket.

NEW ZEALAND CRICKET AWARDS WINNERS

  • Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for Player of the Year: Kane Williamson
  • Test Player of the Year: Kane Williamson
  • Women's ODI Player of the Year: Amelia Kerr
  • Men's ODI Player of the Year: Ross Taylor
  • Women's T20 Player of the Year: Sophie Devine
  • Men's T20 Player of the Year: Colin Munro
  • Women's Domestic Player of the Year: Natalie Dodd
  • Men's Domestic Player of the Year: Devon Conway
  • Burger King Super Smash Women's Player of the Year: Frankie Mackay
  • Burger King Super Smash Men's Player of the Year: Tom Bruce
  • Redpath Cup for first-class batting: Kane Williamson
  • Winsor Cup for first-class bowling: Trent Boult
  • Phyl Blackler Cup for women's domestic bowling: Amelia Kerr
  • Ruth Martin Cup for women's domestic batting: Natalie Dodd
  • New Zealand Umpire of the Year: Chris Brown
  • Gillette Venus Cup Player of the Year: Amelia Kerr (Tawa College)
  • Gillette Cup Player of the Year: Tim Campbell (Wellington College)
  • Bert Sutcliffe Medal for outstanding services to cricket: Ewen Chatfield

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