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Cricket South Africa Awards 2018: Full list of winners

Titans grabbed the major domestic awards during the ceremony.

Kagiso Rabada bags the SA cricketer of the year award
Kagiso Rabada bags the SA cricketer of the year award. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Cricket South Africa (CSA) held its annual ceremony in Johannesburg on Saturday where Kagiso Rabada scooped all but two of the eight awards available to him. His impact with the ball and as a cricketer in the team has been huge over the past year which was visible in the six awards which he won. Undoubtedly, he was named the South African Cricketer of the Year in the Men’s category while the skipper of the Women’s team Dane Van Niekerk earned the same title for her exploits in the Women’s category.

The 23-year-old won both the ODI and Test cricketer of the year while also being named as the SA Fans and SA Players’ Player of the Year. Interestingly, the delivery with which he dismissed David Warner in the third Test at Newlands was honoured the Ram Delivery of the Year. Rabada deserved all the accolades as he scalped a massive 72 wickets in 13 Tests during the period and also became the top Test bowler in the ICC Rankings. Though he was not so good in the ODIs, with only 11 wickets, he was always there for the team which struggled for most parts.

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The CSA acting Chief Executive Thabang Moroe was delighted to witness the youngsters winning all the awards. “It is encouraging that for the second time in a row our premier awards have gone to our young stars who are shining with distinction alongside our world-class senior players,” he was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz.

De Villiers named T20I player

AB de Villiers, who recently retired from international cricket, won the T20 International Player of the Year as David Miller was honoured with KFC Colonel’s Always Original Award for his record-breaking century in the format against Bangladesh last year. Meanwhile, Aiden Markram deservedly won the International Newcomer of the Year award after amassing 1000 runs at an average of 55.55 in his first 10 Tests.

In the Women’s category, apart from Niekerk, teenager Laura Wolvaardt was named Women’s ODI Player of the Year as well as SA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year. Chloe Tryon was honoured with the T20I Player of the Year award. As far as the domestic cricket is concerned, major awards were won by the Titans as they laid their hands on both the Sunfoil series and the Ram Slam T20 trophies.

Here’s the list of awards:

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS: NATIONAL

SA Cricketer of the Year: Kagiso Rabada

Test Cricketer of the Year: Kagiso Rabada

ODI Cricketer of the Year: Kagiso Rabada

T20 International Cricketer of the Year: AB de Villiers

SA Players’ Player of the Year: Kagiso Rabada

SA Fans’ Player of the Year: Kagiso Rabada

KFC Colonel’s Always Original Award: David Miller (fastest T20I century v Bangladesh)

Delivery of the Year: Kagiso Rabada (to Warner, 3rd Test v Australia, PPC Newlands)

International Newcomer of the Year: Aiden Markram

SA Women’s Cricketer of the Year: Dane van Niekerk

SA Women’s Players’ Player of the Year: Laura Wolvaardt

Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year: Laura Wolvaardt

Women’s T20 Cricketer of the Year: Chloe Tryon


PROFESSIONAL AWARDS: DOMESTIC

Sunfoil Series Cricketer of the Season: Simon Harmer (Warriors)

Momentum One-Day Cup Cricketer of the Season: Tabraiz Shamsi (Multiply Titans)

RAM SLAM T20 Challenge Player of the Season: Tabraiz Shamsi (Multiply Titans)

Pitchvision Coach of the Year: Mark Boucher (Multiply Titans)

Domestic Players’ Player of the Season: Pieter Malan (WSB Cape Cobras)

Domestic Newcomer of the Year: Kyle Verreynne (WSB Cape Cobras)

Africa T20 Cup Player of the Tournament: Sarel Erwee (KZN Inland)

SACA Most Valuable Player Award: Jon-Jon Smuts (Warriors)


PROFESSIONAL AWARDS: OPERATIONS

CSA Umpires’ Umpire of the Year: Adrian Holdstock

CSA Umpire of the Year: Shaun George

Affiliate of the Year: Northern Cricket Union

Groundsman of the Year: Evan Flint (PPC Newlands)

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