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Williamson becomes New Zealand’s Player of the Year

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been named as NZ Player of the Year and also the Test Player of the Year  at the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards, held in Auckland on Thursday.

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Kane, who has led New Zealand to the number 2 spot in the ICC Test rankings has bagged the most iconic awards tonight. Scoring 801 runs last year with a tremendous average of 89, the stylish batsman picked up the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for men’s Player of the Year and also named as the Test Player of the Year.

Meanwhile, Ross Taylor was named ODI Player of the Year for scoring 759  runs at an average of 84. Firing batsman Collin Munro was named T20I Player of the Year while fast bowler Trent Boult was awarded the Windsor Cup for first-class bowling after taking 35 wickets at an average of 24.

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In the women’s part Amelia Kerr honoured as the ODI Player of the Year following an impressive season in which she amassed 415 runs while averaging 59.

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Before the start of the ceremony, everyone present there also paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks in Christchurch last week, which claimed the lives of 50 people.

ANZ AWARD WINNERS:

Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for Player of the Year: Kane Williamson

ANZ International Test Player of the Year: Kane Williamson

ANZ International Women’s ODI Player of the Year: Amelia Kerr

ANZ International Men’s ODI Player of the Year: Ross Taylor

ANZ International Women’s T20 Player of the Year: Sophie Devine

ANZ International 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

The Redpath Cup for First-Class batting: Kane Williamson

The Winsor Cup for First-Class bowling: Trent Boult

The Phyl Blackler Cup for women’s domestic bowling: Amelia Kerr

The Ruth Martin Cup for women’s domestic batting: Natalie Dodd

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