The South Africa U19 captain, Wiaan Mulder, received three honours at the CSA’s amateur awards ceremony on Tuesday.
He was named the Coca-Cola U19 Cricketer of the Year, Coca-Cola Schools T20 Cricketer of the Year and Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Cricket Week Player of the Tournament. The 18-year-old who has been described as modern day, genuine all-rounder scored a total of 428 runs and claimed 22 wickets under the year in review, both internationally and at domestic level.
Mulder, who features in the latest SA Cricket magazine as their ‘Star of the Future’, said: ‘This has definitely been a year of highs and lows for me. We did not do so well in the U19 World Cup, but then to be named the captain of the SA U19 team that went to Sri Lanka and now, receiving all these awards, makes this a year I will never forget.
‘I am extremely honoured and privileged to be recognised like this and would like to thank everyone, my coaches and CSA for putting their trust in me, who has contributed to making me the player that I am today.
Other major awards were won by Marie Lubbe and former Proteas bowler Henry Williams, who were named as the KFC Mini-Cricket Coach of the year and Co-ordinator of the Year respectively.
Williams, was recognised for his commitment to going the extra mile to grow the programme – currently at a record high level of 114,000 children.
Other winners at the awards include Momentum National Club Championships Player of the Tournament, Patrick Kruger, CSA Women’s Provincial Cricketer of the Year, Alicia Smith, Pitchvision Semi-professional Coach of the Year, Shane Burger, Pitchvision RPC and Hubs Coach of the Year, Keenan Bowers, Sunfoil Cup Three-Day Cricketer of the Year, Kyle Nipper, CSA Provincial One-Day Cricketer of the Year, Devon Conway and CSA Provincial T20 Cricketer of the Year, Sarel Erwee.