The recently held Cricket South Africa Awards were dominated by batsman-keeper Quinton De Kock who matched the previous records held by superstars Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers when he was named South African Cricketer of the Year and in all received a total of five awards.
He could not beat the six amassed by Kagiso Rabada last year.
De Kock, in addition to the main award he recieved, also received the Standard Bank Test Cricketer of the Year and Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year. Fellow players honoured him as he was awarded the SA Players’ Player of the Year, and the same too with the fans as he was named the SA Fans Player of the Year. He was also recognised for being named the ICC ODI Cricketer of the Year.
His statistics for the year were remarkable, highlighted by his ODI innings of 178 against Australia in a series that saw him score 300 runs at an average of exactly 60 and a strike rate in excess of 137. His test match performances were notable for his ability to score big runs when needed and to take the game away from the opposition. In addition, the quality of his glove work was brilliant.
The Full List of Award Winners:
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS: NATIONAL
SA Cricketer of the Year: Quinton de Kock
Standard Bank Test Cricketer of the Year: Quinton de Kock
Standard Bank ODI Cricketer of the Year: Quinton de Kock
Standard Bank 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
KFC Award of Excellence: Temba Bavuma
RAM Delivery of the Year: Kagiso Rabada
International Newcomer of the Year: Keshav Maharaj
Momentum 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
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS: DOMESTIC
Sunfoil Series Cricketer of the Season: Duanne Olivier (VKB Knights)
Momentum One-Day Cup Cricketer of the Season: Henry Davids (Multiply Titans)
CSA T20 Challenge Player of the Season: Farhaan Behardien (Multiply Titans)
Pitchvision Coach of the Year: Mark Boucher (Multiply Titans)
Domestic Players’ Player of the Season: Colin Ackermann (Warriors)
Domestic Newcomer of the Year: Aiden Markram (Multiply Titans)
Africa T20 Cup Player of the Tournament: Patrick Kruger (Northern Cape)
SACA Most Valuable Player Award: Colin Ackermann (Warriors)
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS: OPERATIONS
CSA Umpires’ Umpire of the Year: Shaun George
CSA Umpire of the Year: Shaun George