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CSA Awards: Quinton de Kock named Cricketer of the Year

ANI  |  Johannesburg [South Africa] 

Wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock was named South African Cricketer of the Year at Cricket South Africa's prestigious Awards ceremony on Saturday night.

The 24-year-old in all received a total of five awards at a glittering awards function in Kyalami.

In addition to the main award, De Kock was named Test Cricketer of the Year and ODI Cricketer of the Year, was honoured by his peers by being named SA Players' Player of the Year and by the fans on being named SA Fans Player of the Year, reports Sport24.

Although, the wicketkeeper-batsman received a sixth award for being named the ODI Cricketer of the Year, this was not a local award, and thus it technically prevented him from equalling Kagiso Rabada's record at last year's awards when the fast bowler bagged a record six categories.

De Kock was one of the central components in what could be termed as an outstanding season for the Proteas, in which they claimed three ODI series wins and three Tests series wins.

His year included a career-best ODI score of 178 against Australia as well as his Test century in Hobart, which helped Proteas clinch the series victory last November.

"Simply outstanding! What a year Quinton has had," commented CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat.

"He has shown the maturity of a seasoned campaigner with performances that have really counted when needed most, often blowing away the opposition in the process."

"It is encouraging that for the second time in a row our premier award has gone to one of our young stars who are shining with distinction alongside our world-class senior players," he added.

Sune Luus was named Women's Cricketer of the Year and their Players' Player award went to Lizelle Lee. The international newcomer awards went to Keshav Maharaj and Laura Wolvaardt.

Award Winners---

SA Cricketer of the Year: Quinton de Kock

Test Cricketer of the Year: Quinton de Kock

ODI Cricketer of the Year: Quinton de Kock

T20 International Cricketer of the Year: Imran Tahir

SA Players' Player of the Year: Quinton de Kock

SA Fans' Player of the Year: Quinton de Kock

Award of Excellence: Temba Bavuma

Delivery of the Year: Kagiso Rabada

International Newcomer of the Year: Keshav Maharaj

Women's Cricketer of the Year: Sune Luus

Women's Players' Player of the Year: Lizelle Lee

Women's Newcomer of the Year: Laura Wolvaardt

First-class Cricketer of the Season: Duanne Olivier

List A Cricketer of the Season: Henry Davids

T20 Challenge Player of the Season: Farhaan Behardien

Coach of the Year: Mark Boucher

Domestic Players' Player of the Season: Colin Ackermann

Domestic Newcomer of the Year: Aiden Markram

T20 Cup Player of the Tournament: Patrick Kruger


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First Published: Sun, May 14 2017. 12:57 IST