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New Zealand left-arm seamer Trent Boult was bestowed with the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal and named Test Cricketer of the Year at the 2018 NZC Annual Awards.
Boult dominated during the period taken into consideration as he claimed 77 wickets across all formats and registered a number of personal milestones.
The 28-year-old became just the sixth New Zealand bowler to take 200 Test wickets and was also the sixth-fastest player in history to take 100 ODI wickets.
Meanwhile, batsman Ross Taylor was crowned ODI Cricketer of the Year, while opener Colin Munro took home the T20I Cricketer of the Year prize. Taylor also captured the Redpath Cup, which honours the best first-class batsman.
Taylor averaged 78 in ODI cricket during the period, while Munro averaged 57 in Twenty20 Internationals and had a strike-rate of 182.
Left-arm seamer Neil Wagner won the Winsor Cup, which is the domestic bowling award.
Central Districts left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel claimed the Men’s Domestic Player of the Year award, while his team-mate Anton Devcich was adjudged Super Smash Player of the Year.
Meanwhile, Sophie Devine, who opens the batting and is vice-captain of the New Zealand women’s team, won the Women’s ODI Player of the Year and Women’s T20 Player of the Year awards.
Full list of winners
Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for Player of the Year: Trent Boult
Men’s Test Player of the Year: Trent Boult
Men’s ODI Player of the Year: Ross Taylor
Women’s ODI Player of the Year: Sophie Devine
Men’s T20 International Player of the Year: Colin Munro
Women’s T20 Player of the Year: Sophie Devine
Winsor Cup (First-Class Bowling): Neil Wagner
Redpath Cup (First-Class Batting): Ross Taylor
Men’s Domestic Player of the Year: Ajaz Patel
Super Smash Player of the Year: Anton Devcich
Ruth Martin Cup (domestic batting): Maddy Green
Phyl Blackler Cup (domestic bowling): Holly Huddleston
Bert Sutcliffe Medal for Outstanding Services to Cricket: Pat Malcon