South Africa news July 21, 2010

Amla named CSA cricketer of the year

Cricinfo staff

Hashim Amla rounded off a remarkably consistent year with the bat by claiming top honours at the 2010 SA Cricket Awards on Tuesday evening. Amla has been in his element over the last twelve months, scoring 923 runs with four centuries at 65.92 in nine Tests against England, India and West Indies. His exploits earned him the two most coveted recognitions of the night - the South African cricketer of the year and the Test cricketer of the year awards.

In addition, Amla's consistency was recognized by his peers and the wider public as he was voted the SA players' player and the CSA fans' cricketer of the year. His match-winning knock of 253 not out against India in Nagpur won the "So Good!" award reserved for the best individual match performance.

"It's a great honour and privilege. A lot of great cricketers have been awarded this, and it's nice to be in their league. It's been a good year for me and the award is basically a recognition of that," Amla said.

AB de Villiers, who plundered four ODI centuries during the evaluation period, including three in successive innings, was named the ODI cricketer of the year. Fast bowler Charl Langeveldt picked up the international Pro20 award, while Ryan McLaren, who made his Test and ODI debuts during the evaluation period, won the newcomer of the year award.

The award winners for the domestic and professional categories were:

  • MTN40 cricketer of the year - Herschelle Gibbs
  • Standard Bank Pro20 cricketer of the year - Colin Ingram
  • SuperSport Series cricketer of the year - Rilee Rossouw
  • CSA fairplay award - Chevrolet Knights
  • MTN domestic newcomer of the year - Pumelela Matshikwe
  • SA Cricketers' Association MVP award - Colin Ingram
  • Domestic players' player of the year - Colin Ingram
  • CSA coach of the year - Russell Domingo
  • CSA groundsman of the Year - Louis Kruger
  • CSA scorers' association of the year - Gauteng
  • CSA umpire of the year - Marais Erasmus

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  • Dummy4 on July 23, 2010, 15:26 GMT

    He deserves this for his Consistency...He is probably the "wall of SA" after Kallis. He is the 2nd best after Kallis in terms of consistency and cricketing technique...

  • Dummy4 on July 23, 2010, 11:04 GMT

    He is very good batsman. He is rock solid.

  • Sayyed Azhar on July 22, 2010, 6:19 GMT

    Well deserved recognition and well played Hashim Amla! Have enjoyed watching him bat. His cool, calm and dignified demeanor adds further gloss to his excellent performances over the past year. Hope he can maintain this high level of play.

  • Vinod on July 22, 2010, 4:11 GMT

    Congrats Hashim. Keep up the consistancy.

  • Mayank on July 22, 2010, 2:12 GMT

    Congrts Amla...u hv been the stalwat fr SA ovr th pst 12 mnths...the way u playd against India ws unblvble gttng dsmssd in only 1 inn nd scoring almst 400 rns...u r at high of ur career..keep gng...u r a true gntleman of th game!!

  • Rob on July 22, 2010, 1:29 GMT

    David Miller - very unlucky to miss out on an award

  • Eric on July 21, 2010, 21:34 GMT

    well done Hashim. I am a Kallis fan but no one deserved it better. Definately Hashim is the next batting great for S.A. I love the commitment the guy shows. I bet all Proteas fans are proud of you. Hope you have more continued success in both formats and personally you are my next captain's choice.its rare to get a talented guy with a great attitude. Congrats sir!!!

  • Vivek on July 21, 2010, 16:43 GMT

    HE deserves it good work!!! Vivek

  • Dummy4 on July 21, 2010, 16:33 GMT

    He deserves it...PERIOD!!!

  • Dummy4 on July 21, 2010, 12:25 GMT

    Same comment of Mohammad Jamal Khan Saddozai from me too !

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