11 Nov 2011

Chris Martin wins cricket's top award

5:55 am on 11 November 2011

Chris Martin has become the first-ever recipient of the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal, the top honour at the New Zealand Cricket Awards.

The 36 year old fast bowler also lifted the Windsor Cup for First-Class bowling, was a National Bank Test Player of the Year finalist and his five wicket spell of Test bowling against India in Ahmedabad earned him a nomination for the Fans' Choice Award.

In the award period he claimed 18 Test wickets for the BLACKCAPS, 31 wickets for the Auckland Aces in the Plunket Shield and 11 wickets for New Zealand A against Zimbabwe for a total of 60 First-Class victims in the 2010-11 season.

Peter Ingram won the Redpath Cup for first class batting, while the Otago bowler Neil Wagner won the fans choice performance after taking 5 wickets in an over .

The international one day player of the year was Ross Taylor, Twenty20 player of the year Tim Southee, test player of the year Brendan McCullum, and International women's player of the year Sara McGlashan.

Rob Nicol and Sophie Devine won the domestic player of the year awards.