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Hearts sweep NZC domestic awards

Auckland Cricket was well represented at the New Zealand Cricket Awards last night with several Auckland Hearts and one of the Auckland Aces picking up gongs.

Opener Colin Munro won the Men’s T20 International Player of the Year, having averaged 57 at a strike rate of 182.

During the season, Munro also became the first international player to score three centuries in the format.

It was a brilliant night for the Auckland Hearts after a strong season winning the Hallyburton Johnston Shield.

Hearts Captain Maddy Green won the Ruth Martin Cup for domestic batting while Holly Huddleston was awarded the Phyl Blackler Cup for the best domestic bowler of the season.

Green scored 384 runs in the One-Day competition for 2017-18 at an average of 54.85 with four half centuries.

Huddleston was equally impressive with the ball in the One-day format taking 21 wickets at an astounding 11.19 average.

The night was also special for one of Auckland’s up and coming stars with Bella Armstrong awarded the Secondary School Girls’ Young Cricketer of the Year award.

 

Award winners

 

Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for Player of the Year: Trent Boult

ANZ Men’s Test International Player of the Year: Trent Boult

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

ANZ Women’s ODI Player of the Year: Sophie Devine

ANZ Men’s T20 International Player of the Year: Colin Munro

ANZ 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

Burger King 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

Secondary School Girls’ Young Cricketer of the Year: Bella Armstrong, Epsom Girls’ Grammar School

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