Taylor and Bates headline New Zealand awards night

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“Ross showed with those three centuries against the Windies that he is well on the way to being our greatest-ever batsman”

New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor and women’s captain Suzie Bates walked away with the top awards at the New Zealand awards night in Auckland.

Taylor was awarded the Richard Hadlee medal for the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons, while Bates was named the women’s international player of the year for both seasons.

Taylor also picked up the Test Player of the Year and ODI Player of the Year awards, along with the Redpatch Cup for his performances with bat in New Zealand’s domestic tournament.

Pace bowler Mitchell McClenaghan was nominated Twenty20 Player of the Year, while fellow seamer Tim Southee took home the Winsor Cup for his performances with the ball in New Zealand’s first-class competition.

“Ross showed with those three centuries against the Windies that he is well on the way to being our greatest-ever batsman,” New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White said. “And essentially it set the tone for the summer which ended brilliantly with Test and one day-series victories over one of the best sides in the world – India.”

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