NOWRA’S Nic Maddinson was named the JLT Cup one-day MVP, at Thursday evening’s 16th annual Cricket NSW Awards dinner, attended by hundreds of guests at Sydney’s Hyatt Regency.
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At his best, Maddinson is one of the most dangerous domestic white ball cricketers in Australia.
His dynamic stroke play has given him three big one-day seasons in a row for NSW, with his 389 runs at 66.33 this season the best.
He scored two hundreds and with Daniel Hughes had three century opening partnerships.
Maddinson also finished in third in the voting for the prestigious Steve Waugh Medal (best male player), which was taken out by Hughes, with Trent Copeland second and Mitchell Starc fourth.
Hughes continued his good form of the previous season with another excellent one-day tournament, scoring heavily at the top of the order.
His 379 runs at an average of 63.17 included two centuries and a top score of 122.
It was virtually identical to his performance a year earlier.
The elegant left-hander also had another consistent season in the JLT Sheffield Shield, scoring 661 runs at an average of better than 41.
Hughes had a number of strong starts but was unable to convert any into centuries despite getting close, including a top score of 98 not out when he ran out of partners.
Other major awards winners were Ellyse Perry (Belinda Clark Medal and Sixers WBBL MVP), Trent Copeland (JLT Sheffield Shield MVP), Rachael Haynes (WNCL MVP and Thunder WBBL MVP), Shane Watson (Thunder BBL MVP) and Sam Billings (Sixers BBL MVP).
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