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Canterbury's Ellis named player of year

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 11/04/2017
Andrew Ellis. © Nigel Marple/Reuters Andrew Ellis.

Canterbury skipper Andrew Ellis has capped a fine all-round summer by being named New Zealand domestic player of the season.

Ellis, 35, won the award for the second time in three seasons after leading his team to victory in both the first class and one-day competitions.

The other players short-listed for the 2016/17 honour were Canterbury legspinner Todd Astle, Northern Districts pace bowler Scott Kuggeleijn and Central Districts opener George Worker.

In first-class cricket Ellis was among the country's top seven run-scorers with a haul of 652 runs from 10 rounds at a 40.74 average. That tally included three centuries.

He was also ranked eighth for first class wickets, his medium-pacers bagging 27 victims at 24.59.

Ellis, who played 20 limited overs internationals in 2012 and 2013, overcame a broken thumb to play a key role with bat and ball in the one-day championship.

His leadership was also important as Canterbury lifted the Ford Trophy for the first time in 11 years.

Two White Ferns in the Otago team won the major women's domestic awards.

Katey Martin claimed the prize for batting while offspinner Leigh Kasperek was honoured as the best bowler.

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