Duanne Olivier was announced last night as the VKB Knights’ most valuable player.
The VKB Knights had their annual awards ceremony last night at Tuscan Rose, in Bloemfontein.
Olivier, in absentia, won the big award as he was announced as the most valuable player. Rudi Second, also in absentia, celebrated one of the most successful seasons of his career by taking two awards home, the Sunfoil Four-Day Series Player of the year and VKB Knight Player’s player of the year.
Young Patrick Kruger also walked away with two awards as he was announced as the Momentum One-Day Cup Player of the year and winner of the VKB Knights Fans Choice Award.
This year the VKB Knights introduced a new category, VKB Knights Fans Choice Award. Fans sent in names of their players of the year and a fan with the best motivation was selected to join the awards ceremony. This year’s winner was Shaheed George from Kimberley. Shaheed and a partner of his choice were brought to Bloemfontein and booked accommodation for the night, all expenses paid. Shaheed even had the honour to present the award to the player of his choice, Kruger.
Other winners of the night were David Miller (RAM SLAM T20 Player of the year) and Mbulelo Budaza (VKB knights Most Improved Player of the year).
VKB Knights 2018/2019 squad
Pite van Biljon (captain), Ottneil Baartman, Mbulelo Budaza, Corne Dry, Andries Gous, Eddie Leie, Ryan Mclaren, Patrick Kruger, Luthando Mnyanda, Grant Mokoena, Tshepo Ntuli, Duanne Olivier, Keegan Petersen, Zakhele Qwabe, Rudi Second, Shadley van Schalkwyk and Raynard van Tonder.
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