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New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson scooped up three prizes at the New Zealand Cricket awards ceremony in Auckland on Thursday.
Williamson was awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal as he was named Cricketer of the Year. He also claimed the Test Player of the Year award and Redpath Cup, which honours New Zealand’s best batsman in first-class cricket.
Since the start of 2015, Williamson has been in top form in Test cricket as he has scored 1,314 Test runs in 10 matches at a brilliant average of 77.29. Combine all the runs he has made in all three formats and Williamson finished with 3,339 runs, which included eight centuries, in 53 matches at a superb average of 60.70.
Williamson’s team-mate and New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill was named ODI Player of the Year and Twenty20 International Player of the Year.
Guptill, who made the second-highest ODI score of 237 against the West Indies during the 2015 World Cup, accumulated 1,891 ODI runs at an excellent average of 55.61 and a strike rate of 97.22.
Meanwhile, Suzie Bates received the Women’s Player of the Year award for the third successive year as she has scored 799 runs, which includes two centuries, at a sensational average of 53.26 in 18 games dating back to February 2015.
Player of the Year: Kane Williamson
Test Player of the Year: Kane Williamson
ODI Player of the Year: Martin Guptill
T20I Player of the Year: Martin Guptill
Winsor Cup (first-class bowling): Trent Boult
Redpath Cup (first-class batting): Kane Williamson
Women’s Player of the Year: Suzie Bates
Domestic Women’s Player of the Year: Amy Satterthwaite
Bert Sutcliffe Medal for Outstanding Services to Cricket: Rex Smith