New Zealand news September 9, 2010

Vettori wins New Zealand Cricket's top award

ESPNcricinfo staff
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Daniel Vettori has won three of New Zealand Cricket's major awards for the 2009-10 season: he retained the Player-of-the-Year award and the Winsor Cup for first-class bowling, and also won the Walter Hadlee trophy for being the best ODI bowler.

"Daniel is and has been a consistently excellent performer for New Zealand over a long period and his fourth National Bank Player-of-the-Year award is a reflection of his hard work and dedication," NZC chief executive, Justin Vaughan, said. "He has been a force in all forms of the game, and you just have to look at the ICC rankings for confirmation with Daniel ranked as the top ODI bowler, second ranked Test allrounder and fourth highest Twenty20 wicket-taker."

Vettori won the accolade of New Zealand's top cricketer for the fourth time in six years. During the period of adjudication, he scored 742 runs in Tests at an average of 49.46, 398 at 30.60 in ODIs and 120 Twenty20 runs at 24. He also took 32 Test wickets at 36.75 each, 27 ODI wickets at 20.29 and 10 wickets at 22.80 in Twenty20 internationals.

Vettori apart, Brendon McCullum also picked up a couple of awards - the Walter Hadlee Trophy for best ODI batting, because his performances in the UAE helped New Zealand achieve their first away series win against Pakistan, and the John Reid Best Allrounder Trophy for his batting and wicketkeeping. During the period under consideration, McCullum made three centuries and took 55 catches in all forms of the game.

Ross Taylor claimed the Redpath Cup for his batting performances in first-class cricket. In 2009-10, he scored 1078 in 11 matches at an average of 53.90 and also set a national record for fastest century by scoring one off 81 balls against Australia.

The awards for best bowler and batsman in New Zealand women's cricket, the Phyl Blacker Cup and the Ruth Martin Cup, went to Nicola Browne and Suzie Bates. Browne took 16 Twenty20 and nine one-day international wickets and was the Player of the Women's World Twenty20. Bates scored 185 runs in ODIs and 230 in Twenty20s. She was the Player of the Series on the recent tour of England.

Browne was also the women's domestic Player of the Year, top scoring in both List A and Twenty20 domestic games with 474 and 150 runs for Northern Spirit. She also took 16 one-day and five Twenty20 wickets.

Auckland's Michael Bates was the domestic Player of the Year in the men's category, taking 37 wickets in the Plunket Shield, 14 in one-dayers, and 15 in the HRV Cup.

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  • reeja on September 11, 2010, 7:42 GMT

    i m concerned about shane bond and family after earthquake. please tell , if anyone know, is he ok.

  • on September 10, 2010, 15:15 GMT

    Brendon Mccullum is the best.

  • Gupta.Ankur on September 10, 2010, 7:22 GMT

    I think such awards will inspire the likes of Bangladesh to hold awards as well.........Vettori wining the awards is no surprise...

  • MinusZero on September 10, 2010, 6:25 GMT

    Dan...you da man. Surprised he didnt get the all round gong as well given how well he has been batting in the past year.

  • ScottNZ on September 10, 2010, 6:09 GMT

    Congrats John Grocott a great member of East Shirley cricket and done a lot for the game and the club here in Christchurch, I still remember my younger days at the club.

    My heart goes out to you and your family after the earthquake as I hear not all is well.

    Hopefully this award is a bit of silver linning on a black week for Christchurch

  • on September 10, 2010, 5:39 GMT

    GO ROSCO...well done Vettori , wish Tim Southee got an award too.

  • Realhotshady on September 10, 2010, 2:41 GMT

    Vettori is the best spin bowler at present along with Swann. So he rightly deserves the accolade. But he edges every other bowler with his brilliant batting, a brilliant captaincy and his head for the game. Vettori is not only the best player Newzealand has ever produced but he is the best world has ever produced.

  • threeheadedmonkey on September 9, 2010, 22:22 GMT

    Congrats to Vettori he deserves it. This article also fails to mention That in true Vettori style, he was the award selector, presenter, mc, dj, lights man, usher, valet and mid ceremony music act. I hear a rumour he also cooked the dinner.

  • Twenty20Editor on September 9, 2010, 22:08 GMT

    Pardon my ignorance here, but who is Matthew Rowe?

  • on September 9, 2010, 18:53 GMT

    Under Vittori NZ came up & up.Truely deserve this.I think he is the best spinner NZ ever produced.Well done.

  • reeja on September 11, 2010, 7:42 GMT

    i m concerned about shane bond and family after earthquake. please tell , if anyone know, is he ok.

  • on September 10, 2010, 15:15 GMT

    Brendon Mccullum is the best.

  • Gupta.Ankur on September 10, 2010, 7:22 GMT

    I think such awards will inspire the likes of Bangladesh to hold awards as well.........Vettori wining the awards is no surprise...

  • MinusZero on September 10, 2010, 6:25 GMT

    Dan...you da man. Surprised he didnt get the all round gong as well given how well he has been batting in the past year.

  • ScottNZ on September 10, 2010, 6:09 GMT

    Congrats John Grocott a great member of East Shirley cricket and done a lot for the game and the club here in Christchurch, I still remember my younger days at the club.

    My heart goes out to you and your family after the earthquake as I hear not all is well.

    Hopefully this award is a bit of silver linning on a black week for Christchurch

  • on September 10, 2010, 5:39 GMT

    GO ROSCO...well done Vettori , wish Tim Southee got an award too.

  • Realhotshady on September 10, 2010, 2:41 GMT

    Vettori is the best spin bowler at present along with Swann. So he rightly deserves the accolade. But he edges every other bowler with his brilliant batting, a brilliant captaincy and his head for the game. Vettori is not only the best player Newzealand has ever produced but he is the best world has ever produced.

  • threeheadedmonkey on September 9, 2010, 22:22 GMT

    Congrats to Vettori he deserves it. This article also fails to mention That in true Vettori style, he was the award selector, presenter, mc, dj, lights man, usher, valet and mid ceremony music act. I hear a rumour he also cooked the dinner.

  • Twenty20Editor on September 9, 2010, 22:08 GMT

    Pardon my ignorance here, but who is Matthew Rowe?

  • on September 9, 2010, 18:53 GMT

    Under Vittori NZ came up & up.Truely deserve this.I think he is the best spinner NZ ever produced.Well done.

  • funsuk on September 9, 2010, 18:30 GMT

    One of the best player from ZN side and One man show all the time in current NZ team. We have seen the performance Kiwis with out Danial in Tri Series in Sri Lanka. I hope he really win a big tournament before he get retired.

  • on September 9, 2010, 15:34 GMT

    NZ is the decent cricket team in the world under the leadership of Vettori. Congrat!!Waiting to see you winning the world cup this time around!!God bless...

  • on September 9, 2010, 15:20 GMT

    he z a fiter. he desrves it.

  • on September 9, 2010, 15:06 GMT

    It is good to see Dan Vettori win the trophies, but the only sad thing is that he will win them all next yr as well. I m very disheartened to say that NZ cricket lost its shine and is not developing good cricketers. Players like Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill promise a lot but are very inconsistent.

  • VivaVizag on September 9, 2010, 13:58 GMT

    Bravo team NZ! You are folks are a great asset to the cricketing world.

  • on September 9, 2010, 13:52 GMT

    if all are vettories( 11 +1 ) ... then they would be the standout team :) but you need brenden also.

    so, 5 Vettories, 5 Brenden, 2 Ross Tailor :)

  • on September 9, 2010, 13:27 GMT

    Well done Dan! Really he should have won that best all rounder trophy as well though.

  • on September 9, 2010, 13:12 GMT

    YEAH.. BAZ WIN COUPLE OF AWARDS AND .. THATs GUD....... ., AND THERE IS N0 DOUBT THAT DAN WIL NAME MANY AWARDS... BEST OF LUCK TO B0TH THEM IN FUTURE...

  • Something_Witty on September 9, 2010, 12:31 GMT

    I'm pretty sure Vettori is NZ's only good player (since Bond retired). He really is a world class all rounder. Here's to him taking lots more wickets and scoring lots more runs (preferably not against Australia).

  • shashankvaish on September 9, 2010, 12:10 GMT

    he is a great fighter n deserves every bit of accolades he is getting now.....after all he is a one man army n fights from the kiwis side all alone nearly in every field in every second game...so doubts he is getting all the awards

  • rajesh_kumar21hyd on September 9, 2010, 11:56 GMT

    Vettori no doubt the best all rounder after Kallis in the current group of crickets

  • on September 9, 2010, 11:31 GMT

    Vettori is one of the great cricket legand of modern cricket, he is gentleman, polite, loving cricketer, always impress as one of the best off spin bowler and when ever New zeland team in trouble while batting he always help his side with his batting performance, he deserved all praise and awards, Black cap neads his services for long long time.

  • on September 9, 2010, 11:02 GMT

    I think New Zealand could do with a team of 11 Daniel Vettoris :P... kudos to him!

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  • on September 9, 2010, 11:02 GMT

    I think New Zealand could do with a team of 11 Daniel Vettoris :P... kudos to him!

  • on September 9, 2010, 11:31 GMT

    Vettori is one of the great cricket legand of modern cricket, he is gentleman, polite, loving cricketer, always impress as one of the best off spin bowler and when ever New zeland team in trouble while batting he always help his side with his batting performance, he deserved all praise and awards, Black cap neads his services for long long time.

  • rajesh_kumar21hyd on September 9, 2010, 11:56 GMT

    Vettori no doubt the best all rounder after Kallis in the current group of crickets

  • shashankvaish on September 9, 2010, 12:10 GMT

    he is a great fighter n deserves every bit of accolades he is getting now.....after all he is a one man army n fights from the kiwis side all alone nearly in every field in every second game...so doubts he is getting all the awards

  • Something_Witty on September 9, 2010, 12:31 GMT

    I'm pretty sure Vettori is NZ's only good player (since Bond retired). He really is a world class all rounder. Here's to him taking lots more wickets and scoring lots more runs (preferably not against Australia).

  • on September 9, 2010, 13:12 GMT

    YEAH.. BAZ WIN COUPLE OF AWARDS AND .. THATs GUD....... ., AND THERE IS N0 DOUBT THAT DAN WIL NAME MANY AWARDS... BEST OF LUCK TO B0TH THEM IN FUTURE...

  • on September 9, 2010, 13:27 GMT

    Well done Dan! Really he should have won that best all rounder trophy as well though.

  • on September 9, 2010, 13:52 GMT

    if all are vettories( 11 +1 ) ... then they would be the standout team :) but you need brenden also.

    so, 5 Vettories, 5 Brenden, 2 Ross Tailor :)

  • VivaVizag on September 9, 2010, 13:58 GMT

    Bravo team NZ! You are folks are a great asset to the cricketing world.

  • on September 9, 2010, 15:06 GMT

    It is good to see Dan Vettori win the trophies, but the only sad thing is that he will win them all next yr as well. I m very disheartened to say that NZ cricket lost its shine and is not developing good cricketers. Players like Ross Taylor, Martin Guptill promise a lot but are very inconsistent.