Kane Williamson bags top honours in New Zealand Cricket Awards

Kane Williamson bags top honours in New Zealand Cricket Awards
Kane Williamson (left) scored 1172 runs from eight Tests and also 1376 runs from 26 ODIs.
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New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson received the top honours at the New Zealand Cricket Awards, including the 2015-16 Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for the Player of the Year.

Williamson has been New Zealand's highest run-getter in Test matches in 2015 with 1172 runs from eight games at an average of 90.15 including five hundreds and four fifties.

The 25-year-old was also the second best batsman in the One-Day International format in 2015 after amassing 1376 runs in 26 innings with three hundreds and nine fifties. 

For his exploits in Test cricket, Williamson also received the Test Player of the Year award while also bagging the Redpath Cup for his accomplishments in first-class cricket.

Martin Guptill, who ended 2015 as the highest run scorer in ODIs with 1489 runs from 32 matches, bagged the ODI Player of the Year award along with the Twenty20 International Player of the Year award.

Black Caps fast bowler, Trent Boult who was the team’s highest wicket-taker in Tests with 36 scalps received the Winsor Cup for his achievements with the ball in the first-class format. 

Picking up her third consecutive Women's Player of the Year was Suzie Bates, who had scored 585 runs from 15 ODIs with a hundred and four fifties.

The skipper of the New Zealand Women's team also put up a good performance with the ball, accounting for 13 wickets at an average of 21.00.

The Bert Sutcliffe Medal for Outstanding Services to Cricket went to Rex Smith while the Domestic Women's Player of the Year award was taken home by Canterbury's Amy Satterthwaite.

List of award winners:

Player of the Year: Kane Williamson
Test Player of the Year: Kane Williamson
ODI Player of the Year: Martin Guptill
T20I Player of the Year: Martin Guptill
Winsor Cup (first-class bowling): Trent Boult
Redpath Cup (first-class batting): Kane Williamson
Women's Player of the Year: Suzie Bates
Domestic Women's Player of the Year: Amy Satterthwaite
Bert Sutcliffe Medal for Outstanding Services to Cricket: Rex Smith

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