Several cricketers represented by One World of Sport have in the post-season been rewarded for their achievements during the 2014/15 season.
Top of the list is Cobras fast bowler, Dane Paterson. At the Cobras’ recent awards ceremony Paterson received no fewer than three awards. He claimed the franchise’s ultimate accolade of Player of the Year, as well as the Players’ Player of the Year (as decided by his teammates) and the prize for first-class cricket, the Sunfoil Series Player of the Year. In addition Paterson also ended the season in the number 1 spot on the South African Cricketers’ Association’s “Most Valuable Player” ranking. He will receive his award for this achievement at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards ceremony on 3 June.
Warriors all-rounder Jon Jon Smuts received two awards from the franchise for his achievements in T20 cricket this season. Smuts was crowned T20 Batsman and T20 Bowler of the Season.
At provincial level three players received awards: Michael Erlank was named the Free State’s overall Player of the Year. The Knights also recognised Erlank’s achievements by offering him a new franchise contract. Marco Marais was crowned Border’s Batsman of the Year and Jan Frylinck Griquas’ Bowler of the Year.
At the conclusion last month of the 2015 National Club Championships in Pretoria, Cobras batsman Keegan Petersen was named Player of the Tournament. Playing for the University of Stellenbosch, Petersen scored an aggregate of 330 runs in six innings.