Trent Boult was exceptional in the recently concluded Test series against England © Getty Images
Trent Boult was exceptional in the recently concluded Test series against England © Getty Images

New Zealand’s Trent Boult was recognised at the 2018 ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards function when he was awarded the top honour, the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal.

Boult, who also won the ANZ Test International Player of the Year, was named in the ICC Men’s ODI Team of 2017 and took 77 wickets across all formats in the judged period.

Boult also became the sixth New Zealand player to take 200 Test wickets, and was the sixth fastest from any country to bring up 100 ODI wickets.

Sophie Devine’s historic season saw her recognised as the recipient of both the Women’s ODI and Twenty20 Player of the Year awards. Devine averaged 55 with the bat in ODIs and 31 in T20, while also taking 15 wickets across the two formats.

Ross Taylor was another winner of the night, claiming the award for ANZ ODI Player of the Year with an average of 78, while also receiving the Redpath Cup for First-Class batting. Neil Wagner won the Winsor Cup for First-Class bowling for the second year in a row.

Opener Colin Munro won the Men’s T20 International Player of the Year, having averaged 57 at a strike rate of 182. He also became the first international player to score three centuries in the format.

Trent Boult, Morne Morkel gain big in ICC Test Rankings for bowlers
Trent Boult, Morne Morkel gain big in ICC Test Rankings for bowlers

Northern Districts Pat Malcon received the Bert Sutcliffe Medal for Outstanding Services to Cricket, having dedicated more than 20 years to the game. In his time with with Northern Districts Malcon has covered a range of roles, including grassroots development and player development. Malcon has also been involved in the development of Cook Island cricket and has been a key figure in the development of the Northern Maori programmes.

Award 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 (domestic batting): Maddy Green

Phyl Blackler Cup (domestic bowling): Holly Huddleston

Bert Sutcliffe Medal for Outstanding Services to Cricket: Pat Malcon

NZC’s Annual Development and Services award winners

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

Secondary School Boys’ First XI Cup Young Cricketer of the Year: Ben Hartland, Christchurch Boys’ High School and Ben Lockrose, Otago Boys’ High School

Club of the Year: Queenstown Cricket Club

Volunteer of the Year: Brendan Marshall, West Coast Cricket Club

Official of the Year: Bob Bruhns, Mid Canterbury

Cricket Development Officer of the Year: James Carr, Southland Cricket Association

Best Female Engagement Strategy: The Northern Premier League, Northern Districts Cricket Association

Outstanding Contribution and Services to Coaching: Ian Gordon for services to Eastbourne Cricket Club and to Hutt Districts Cricket Club

Outstanding Contribution to Cricket: Peter Devlin, Canterbury Country

Sir Jack Newman Award: Malcolm Benge, Cricket Wellington and Junior Cricket Upper Hutt