New Zealand announced awards for Men and Women’s cricketers. New Zealand speedster Trent Boult and White Ferns skipper Sophie Devine won the ‘T20 International Player of the Year’ in the recently announced New Zealand Cricket Awards 2022.
New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee has been awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal at the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) Awards on April 14, 2022. This is Southee’s first Sir Richard Hadlee Medal in his 14-year-long career. He has been awarded for his consistency throughout the 2021-22 season. Sir Richard Hadlee’s medal is the highest cricketing honour of New Zealand (Black Cap).
Other category awards announced are given below:
- Women’s Super Smash Player of the Year: Amelia Kerr (Wellington Blaze)
- Men’s Super Smash Player of the Year: Michael Bracewell (Wellington Firebirds)
- Fan Moment of the Summer: Ross Taylor’s final wicket in his last Test
- International Women’s ODI Player of the Year: Amelia Kerr (Wellington Blaze).
- International Men’s ODI Player of the Year: Will Young (Central Stags).
- Redpath Cup for first-class batting: Devon Conway (Wellington Firebirds).
- Ruth Martin Cup for women’s domestic batting: Suzie Bates (Otago Sparks).
- Winsor Cup for first-class bowling: Tim Southee (Northern Districts).
- Phyl Blackler Cup for women’s domestic bowling: Eden Carson (Otago Sparks).
- New Zealand Umpire of the Year: Chris Gaffaney.