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Trent Boult wins Sir Richard Hadlee Medal

Pace-ace Trent Boult was named New Zealand’s cricketer of the year at the New Zealand Cricket Awards function on Wednesday and awarded the prestigious Sir Richard Hadlee Medal, the top honour in the country’s cricket set-up.

Boult, who also won the Men’s Test International Player of the Year award, got the top award for his 77 wickets across formats in the period under consideration.

Boult, the Player of the Series at the recently concluded two-match exchange against England at home for his 15 wickets, got to the 200-wicket mark in Test cricket in December 2017 when he returned match figures of 6/125 against the Windies in Hamilton. That made him the sixth New Zealander to the milestone. Boult also became the sixth fastest in the world to 100 one-day international wickets during the season.

Sophie Devine, who has been in the middle of a purple patch, especially with the bat, was named the Women’s ODI and Twenty20 Player of the Year.

Ross Taylor, meanwhile, won the award for ODI Player of the Year and also received the Redpath Cup for best first-class batsman, while Neil Wagner won the Winsor Cup for best first-class bowler for the second year in a row.

Colin Munro was expectedly named the Men’s T20 International Player of the Year.

Complete list of winners

Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for Player of the Year: Trent Boult
Men’s Test International Player of the Year: Trent Boult
Men’s ODI International 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 (women’s domestic batting): Maddy Green
Phyl Blackler Cup (women’s domestic bowling): Holly Huddleston
Bert Sutcliffe Medal for Outstanding Services to Cricket: Pat Malcon

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