Wellington continued their strong haul of awards on Day 2 of the ANZ New Zealand Cricket awards this morning.
WHITE FERNS and Blaze all-rounder Amelia Kerr took home the major honour of the ANZ Women's ODI International Player of the Year award.
Kerr played 12 ODIs this summer, five against India in Queenstown and seven in the ICC Women’s World Cup, scoring 554 runs at 61.55 (including an unbeaten 119 against India) while taking 16 wickets at an economy rate of 4.98.
"I aboslutely love my batting so it's been awesome to be able to do both this year," Kerr said.
"I guess the great thing about being an all-rounder is if one doesn't go so well in the first innings, you can make a difference in the second innings, so I hope I can keep contrbuting to the team with bat and ball and in the field."
Devon Conway’s feat of scoring a Test double-century at Lord’s on debut, and ending his maiden Test season with 767 runs at 63.91, including another couple of centuries, earned him the Redpath Cup, awarded for batting excellence in the first-class arena.
Conway announced himself to the Test arena with a dream performance at Lords and, despite missing the Test series in India due to injury, he continued his strong red-ball form with centuries in back-to-back Tests against Bangladesh.
"It was a pretty awesome season," Conway said.
"Just another opportunity for us as players to go out and express ourselves.
"It would have been cool to win that series against South Africa on home soil for the first time, but we know there'll be more opportunities that lie ahead."
The awards, being named over three days, will conclude tomorrow with the naming of the Domestic Players of the Year, the ANZ Test Player of the Year, the new recipient of the Bert Sutcliffe Medal, and the big one; the supreme award - the winner of the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal.
ANZ New Zealand Cricket Award winners
ANZ International Women’s ODI Player of the Year: Amelia Kerr (Wellington Blaze)
ANZ International Men’s ODI Player of the Year: Will Young (Central Stags)
The Redpath Cup for first-class batting: Devon Conway (Wellington Firebirds)
The Ruth Martin Cup for women’s domestic batting: Suzie Bates (Otago Sparks)
The Winsor Cup for first-class bowling: Tim Southee (Northern Districts)
The Phyl Blackler Cup for women’s domestic bowling: Eden Carson (Otago Sparks)
G.J. Gardner Homes New Zealand Umpire of the Year: Chris Gaffaney
ANZ International Women’s T20 Player of the Year: Sophie Devine (Wellington Blaze)
ANZ International Men’s T20 Player of the Year: Trent Boult (Northern Brave)
Women’s Dream11 Super Smash Player of the Year: Amelia Kerr (Wellington Blaze)
Men’s Dream11 Super Smash Player of the Year: Michael Bracewell (Wellington Firebirds)
ANZ Fan Moment of the Summer: Ross Taylor’s final wicket in his last Test
Gillette Venus Young Player of the Year: Fran Jonas (Auckland Cricket)
Gillette Young Player of the Year: Jacob Cumming (Otago Cricket)
Club of the Year: Pleasant Point Cricket Club (South Canterbury)
Volunteer of the Year: Jeremy Dean (Eastern Suburbs & Wellington Wanderers)
Community Cricket Activator of the Year: Frances Stewart (Cricket Wellington)
Official of the Year: Brendon Davies (Northern Districts)
Best Female Engagement Initiative: Young Leaders (Cricket Wellington)
Outstanding Contribution and Services to Coaching: Maria Lankeshwar (nee Fahey) (Sydenham Cricket Club)
Outstanding Contribution to Cricket: Anthony de Joux (Celtic Cricket Club)
Best Diversity and Inclusion Initiative: Counties Manukau Premier League (Counties Manukau)
Community Cricket Collaboration Initiative of the Year: Canterbury Cricket
Sir Jack Newman: Gerard Finnie (Otago Cricket)