New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum was named “Cricketer of the Year” at the New Zealand Cricket Awards here on Wednesday. McCullum, who led New Zealand to their first World Cup final, was the supreme award winner at the ceremony, winning the “Sir Richard Hadlee” medal.
Team-mate Kane Williamson won the “Batsman of the Year” award across all three formats of the game, reports stuff.co.nz. Seamer Trent Boult, who was the second-highest wicket-taker at the World Cup behind Australia’s Mitchell Starc, was named “Bowler of the Year” while Suzie Bates was named “Women’s Cricketer of the Year”.
New Zealand reached their maiden World Cup final on the back of some superb performances but lost the summit clash against Australia by seven wickets at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29.
New Zealand Cricket Awards 2014-15 season:
Sir Richard Hadlee Medal: Brendon McCullum
International Women’s Player of the Year: Suzie Bates
Redpath Cup (Batting): Kane Williamson
Winsor Cup (Bowling): Trent Boult
Twenty20 International Player of the Year: Kane Williamson
ODI International Player of the Year: Kane Williamson
Test Player of the Year: Kane Williamson
Domestic Cricketer of the Year: Men: Andrew Ellis (collected by Lee Germon)
Domestic Cricketer of the Year: Women: Amy Satterthwaite
Bert Sutcliffe Award: Ross Dykes.