It was a big season for Tim Seifert, one which was rewarded with taking out the top honours at the Northern Districts Cricket Awards held at SKYCITY Hamilton on Friday 6th April.
Tim was the 3rd highest run scorer in the Plunket Shield, scoring 703 runs at an average of 54. This included 2 centuries, with a highest score of 167 not out v Otago. Tim also took 26 catches and 2 stumpings. In the Burger King Super Smash he was the 3rd highest run scorer in the competition with 323 runs with a strike rate of 146. His NZ record century off only 40 balls against Auckland at the Bay Oval was a highlight in the Knights winning campaign. Tim also took 7 catches and 3 stumpings. His form resulted in his debut with the Blackcaps in the tri-series campaign. Tim also took home the Plunket Shield player of the year for ND.
Natalie Dodd once again took home the trophy for the SKYCITY Hamilton Northern Spirit player of the year. Natalie was the Spirit's top run scorer in the Women's One Day competition with 321 runs at an average of 32. She was the 6th highest run scorer in the competition. In the Women's T20 competition she was the 2nd highest scorer with 257 runs at an average of 36. These efforts, plus her energetic fielding, saw her rewarded with selection in the Whiteferns T20 team for the recent series against the West Indies.
Daryl Mitchell was rewarded for his class with the bat, taking home the Ford Trophy One day player of the Year having scored 355 runs at an outstanding average of 59 and a strike rate of 104.
Anton Devcich, having won the NZC Burger King Super Smash player of the year award on Wednesday, was duly awarded the ND version as well, Anton enjoyed an outstanding T20 campaign. He was the competition's top run scorer with 343 runs at an average of 42 and a formidable strike rate of 168. He was also the competitions 2nd highest wicket taker with 15 wickets at an average of 16 runs per wicket.
Full List of Award Winners:
Cricketer of the Year: Tim Seifert
SKYCITY Hamilton Northern Spirit Player of the Year: Natalie Dodd
Knights Player of the Year - Burger King Super Smash: Anton Devcich
Northern Districts Player of the Year - Ford Trophy: Daryl Mitchell
Northern Districts Player of the Year - Plunket Shield: Tim Seifert
DA Cricketer of the Year: Chris Swanson, Waikato Valley
Young Male Cricketer of the Year: Katene Clarke, Counties Manukau
Young Female Cricketer of the Year: Nensi Patel, Bay of Plenty
SKYCITY Hamilton Northern Premier League Player of the Year: Katie Gurrey
McCaw Lewis Maori Player of the Year: Jake Gibson, Waikato Valley
Umpire of the Year: John Dempsey
Service to Cricket Award: Chris Kuggeleijn
Allan McBride Service to Junior Cricket Award: Grant Hall
Eric Petrie Cup: Pukekohe Metro
Basil McBurney Trophy: Counties Manukau
Brian Dunning Cup: Northland
Fergus Hickey Rosebowl: Counties Manukau
SKYCITY Hamilton Northern Premier League 40 Over Champions Power
SKYCITY Hamilton Northern Premier League T20 Champions Galaxy