Port Elizabeth – Jon-Jon Smuts was
the start of the show at Wednesday night’s Warriors awards
gala in Port Elizabeth.
Smuts took home the Player of the Series award
for 50 overs cricket and was named the Warriors Cricketer of the Year.
Simon Harmer was awarded the Warriors Sunfoil 4-day
cricketer of the series and the bowling award while Christiaan Jonker was
awarded the 20 overs batting award and player of the series.
Anrich Nortje took home the Most Promising Player
of the Year award, while Sisanda Magala received the Warriors 50 overs bowling
award and Ghihan Cloete the 50 overs batting award. The trio will be representing
the South Africa ‘A’ side when they tour India in August.
“The past season was one of the most
successful for the Warriors in domestic cricket competitions in recent years,
with the Warriors winning the Momentum One-Day Cup trophy, sharing it with the Dolphins,
qualifying for a semi–final spot in the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge; and exceeding
expectations in the red ball competition from the bottom of the table last year
to narrowly missing the top spot in the Sunfoil Series,” said Warriors chairperson Ronnie
Batting Award – Colin Ackermann
Bowling Award – Simon Harmer
Player of the Series – Simon Harmer
Momentum One-Day Cup
Batting Award – Gihahn Cloete
Bowling Award – Sisanda Magala
Player of the Series – Jon Jon Smuts
RAM SLAM T20 Challenge
Batting Award – Christiaan Jonker
Bowling Award – Andrew Birch
Player of the Series – Christiaan Jonker
Newcomer of The Year – Anrich Nortje
Player of The Year – Jon Jon Smuts