Cricket South Africa honoured the country’s various cricketers during Saturday’s CSA Awards function with Quinton de Kock and Laura Wolvaardt the big winners on the night.
De Kock walked away with the SA Men Players’ Player of the Year, the Standard Bank Test Cricketer of the Year and ultimately the SA Men’s Cricketer of the Year awards, while Wolvaardt, who was a key figure in the Proteas women’s team that reached the semifinal of the T20 World Cup earlier this year, claimed the Momentum Proteas ODI Cricketer of the Year, SA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year and the SA Women’s Cricketer of the Year accolades.
Other significant winners on the night were Lungi Ngidi, who was rewarded for his brilliant efforts in white-ball cricket by winning the Standard Bank ODI and T20I Cricketer of the Year awards.
Fast-bowler Anrich Nortje was also inline for the top award but in the end was named the International Men’s Newcomer of the Year for his incredible rise to the international stage in the last 12 months.
CSA acting CEO Jacques Faul congratulated all the winners from the event as the governing body continues to rebuild its structures after a turbulent year on an administration front.
‘Quinny and Laura have set the highest standards that we expect from our icon Proteas players. Quinny is the leading wicketkeeper/batsman in Test cricket and is, in fact, one of the leading batsmen in both red ball and white ball cricket. He is also starting to emerge as an outstanding leader as witnessed by the Proteas clean sweep of Australia in their recent ODI series.
‘Laura was named in the tournament select XI at the conclusion of the ICC Women’s World T20 which tells us a great deal about the esteem in which she is held at international level. At the age of 21 her best years are ahead of her and she will be a key player when the Momentum Proteas go to the ICC Women’s World Cup next year.
‘It is good to see the number of young players starting to dominate at international level as we move into a new era following the retirement of some of the game’s legends. Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi have ensured that our fast bowling stocks remain among the best in the world,’ Faul said.
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS: NATIONAL
SA Men’s Cricketer of the Year: Quinton de Kock
SA Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Laura Wolvaardt
Standard Bank Test Cricketer of the Year: Quinton de Kock
Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year: Lungi Ngidi
Standard Bank T20 International Cricketer of the Year: Lungi Ngidi
SA Men Players’ Player of the Year: Quinton de Kock
SA Fans’ Player of the Year: David Miller
KFC Streetwise Award: Mignon du Preez (six hit v England, T20 World Cup)
RAM Delivery of the Year: Anrich Nortje (dismissal of David Warner, 3rd ODI)
International Men’s Newcomer of the Year: Anrich Nortje
International Women’s Newcomer of the Year: Nonkululeko Mlaba
SA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year: Laura Wolvaardt
Momentum Proteas ODI Cricketer of the Year: Laura Wolvaardt
Momentum Proteas T20 Cricketer of the Year: Shabnim Ismail
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS: DOMESTIC
CSA Provincial T20 Cricketer of the year: Lerato Kgoatle (Limpopo)
CSA Provincial Three-Day Cricketer of the year: Beyers Swanepoel (Northern Cape)
Pitchvision Provincial coach of the year: Richard das Neves (Easterns)
CSA Provincial One-day Cricketer of the year: Ruan de Swardt (Northerns)
MSL Impact Player of the year: Tabraiz Shamsi (Paarl Rocks)
MSL Young Player of the year: Janneman Malan (CT Blitz)
Four-day Domestic Series Cricketer of the Season: George Linde (Cape Cobras)
Momentum One-Day Cup Cricketer of the Season: Grant Roelofsen (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)
Pitchvision Coach of the Season: Wandile Gwavu (Imperial Lions)
Domestic Players’ Player of the Season: Grant Roelofsen (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)
Domestic Newcomer of the Season: Wandile Makwetu (VKB Knights)
SACA Most Valuable Player Award: George Linde (Cape Cobras)
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS: OPERATIONS
CSA Umpires’ Umpire of the Year: Adrian Holdstock
CSA Umpire of the Year: Adrian Holdstock
CSA Scorers Association of the Year: Central Gauteng Lions
CSA Fair Play Award: Warriors