Cricket South Africa on Monday unveiled the nominees for the annual CSA Awards in recognition of A Summer to Celebrate from an unforgettable 2022/23 season.

Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Anrich Nortje, and David Miller all feature prominently among the men’s nominees. Nonkululeko Mlaba, Marizanne Kapp, Laura Wolvaardt, and Shabnim Ismail are top contenders in the women’s section.

The 2023 CSA Awards will be held on 7 July at Vodaworld, Midrand, Gauteng at the first in-person ceremony post-COVID-19 lockdowns.

TEMBA BAVUMA DOMINATE

Proteas ODI captain, Bavuma is nominated in no less than four categories including the SA Men’s Player of the Year, ODI and Test Player of the Year.

CSA announces 2022/23 Awards nominees
CSA announces 2022/23 Awards nominees

T20 International (T20) captain Markram, Nortje, and Miller are also in contention for the SA Men’s Player of the Year award, with the latter competing for both the T20 and ODI Player of the Year accolades after another memorable white-ball season.

Markram also enjoyed a stunning return to form during the 2022-23 season, and features in the SA Fans’ Player of the Year, Test Player of the Year and ODI Player of the Year categories.

CSA AWARDS 2023 NOMINEES

CSA UMPIRES’ UMPIRE OF THE YEAR
Adrian Holdstock
Lubabalo Gcuma
Allahudien Paleker
Stephen Harris

CSA UMPIRE OF THE YEAR
Adrian Holdstock
Allahudien Paleker
Abdoellaah Steenkamp
Lubabalo Gcuma

DIVISION 1 COACH OF THE YEAR
Wandile Gwavu (DP World Lions)
Imraan Khan (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)
Mandla Mashimbyi (Momentum Multiply Titans)

DIVISION 2 COACH OF THE YEAR
Paul Adams (Eastern Cape Inyathi)
Piet Botha (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers)
Mark Charlton (Northern Cape Heat)

DOMESTIC NEWCOMER OF THE SEASON
Jordan Hermann (Dafabet Warriors)
Evan Jones (DP World Lions)
Beyers Swanepoel (Dafabet Warriors)
Bamanye Xenxe (Gbets Rocks)

T20 CHALLENGE PLAYER OF THE SEASON
Ottniel Baartman (Hollywwodbets Dolphins)
Dewald Brevis (Momentum Multiply Titans)
Aaron Phangiso (Momentum Multiply Titans)
Bamanye Xenxe (Gbets Rocks)
Grant Roelofsen (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)

DIVISION 1 4-DAY DOMESTIC SERIES PLAYER OF THE SEASON
Matthew Breetzke (Dafabet Warriors)
Tony de Zorzi (Six Gun Grill Western Province)
Jordan Hermann (Dafabet Warriors)
Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)
Ryan Rickelton (DP World Lions)
Beyers Swanepoel (Dafabet Warriors)

DIVISION 2 4-DAY DOMESTIC SERIES PLAYER OF THE SEASON
Thomas Kaber (Eastern Cape Iinyathi)
Ernest Kemm (Northern Cape Heat)
Rivaldo Moonsamy (Northern Cape Heat)
Stefan Tait (AET Tuskers)
Grant Thomson (Northern Cape Heat)
Sean Whitehead (Six Gun Grill Gardern Route Badgers)

DIVISION 1 ONE-DAY CUP PLAYER OF THE SEASON
Tony de Zorzi (Six Gun Grill Western Province)
George Linde (Six Gun Grill Western Province)
Sisanda Magala (DP world Lions)
Ryan Rickelton (DP World Lions)
Tristan Stubbs (Dafabet Warriors)
DIVISION 2 ONE-DAY CUP PLAYER OF THE SEASON
Malcolm Nofal (AET Tuskers)
Stefan Tait (AET Tuskers)
Joshua van Heerden (Eastern Cape Iinyathi)
Basheer Walters (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers)

THE BEST DELIVERY FUELLED BY KFC
Anrich Nortje v Jonny Bairstow (ENGvSA – 1st test)
Kagiso Rabada v Carlos Braithwaite (SAvWI – 1st test)
Anrich Nortje to Steve Smith (SAvAUS – 1st test)
Simon Harmer to Joshua da Silva (SAvWI – 2nd test)
Shabnim Ismail to Heather Knight (SAvENG – WC Semifinal)
Nonkululeko Mlaba to Smriti Mandhana (SAvIND– T20I Tri-Series Final)

SA FANS’ PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Temba Bavuma
Sisanda Magala
Aiden Markram
Anrich Nortje
Kagiso Rabada
Tazmin Brits
Shabnim Ismail
Sinalo Jafta
Nonkululeko Mlaba
Laura Wolvaardt

INTERNATIONAL MEN’S NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Gerald Coetzee
Tony de Zorzi
Tristan Stubbs

T20 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Reeza Hendricks
David Miller
Lungi Ngidi
Anrich Nortje
Rilee Rossouw

ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Temba Bavuma
Heinrich Klaasen
Aiden Markram
David Miller
Anrich Nortje

TEST PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Temba Bavuma
Anrich Nortje
Aiden Markram
Kagiso Rabada

SA MEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Temba Bavuma
Anrich Nortje
Aiden Markram
David Miller

WOMEN’S T20 INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Tazmin Brits
Shabnim Ismail
Marizanne Kapp
Ayabonga Khaka
Nonkululeko Mlaba
Laura Wolvaardt

WOMEN’S ONE-DAY INTERNATIONAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Lara Goodall
Shabnim Ismail
Marizanne Kapp
Chloe Tryon
Laura Wolvaardt

SA WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Shabnim Ismail
Marizanne Kapp
Nonkululeko Mlaba
Laura Wolvaardt

OTHER CATEGORIES:
MAKHAYA NTINI POWER OF CRICKET AWARD
Saca MOST VALUABLE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
DOMESTIC PLAYERS’ PLAYER OF THE SEASON
MEN’S PLAYERS’ PLAYER OF THE YEAR
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
WOMEN’S PLAYERS’ PLAYER OF THE YEAR


CSA PATHWAY AWARDS:


KFC MINI-CRICKET COACH OF THE YEAR
Logan Naina (Easterns)
Kholiwe Nkuna (Mpumalanga)
Hitler Marima (North West)

KFC MINI-CRICKET COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR
Mnonopheli Mfenqe (Border)
Nation Ntlame (North West)
Ofentse Ranoto (Titans Cricket)


KFC BUCKET LOADS OF GOOD AWARD
Sade Daniels (Easterns)
Betty Mofokeng (Free State)
Logan Naina (Easterns)

CSA BLIND CRICKET PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Sphelele Khalala
Buhle Bhidla
Siyavuya Mahlikihla

CSA DEAF CRICKET PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Arthur McGee
Reinhardt Limbach
Rual Kumalo

CSA INTELLECTUALLY IMPAIRED PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Mpho Selaone
Sebastian Govender
Kyle Adam

CSA VETERANS CRICKETER OF THE YEAR
Kyle Smit
Alan Dawson
Trevor Poole

WOMEN’S PROVINCIAL COACH OF THE YEAR
PJ Jansen (Free State)
Claire Terblanche (Six Gun Grill Western Province)
Martlize van der Merwe (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers)

KEMACH EQUIPMENT GROUNDSMAN OF THE YEAR
Bryan Bloy (SuperSport Park, Centurion)
Brendon Frost (DP World Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg)
Nico Pretorius (Mangaung Oval, Bloemfontein)

CSA WOMEN’S PROVINCIAL PLAYER OF THE YEAR


Tazmin Brits (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers)
Haroline Rhodes (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers)
Nondumiso Shangase (Hollywoodbets Dolphins)

OTHER CATEGORIES:
CSA BOYS U16 PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT
GIRLS U16 PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT
CSA GIRLS U19 PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT
KHAYA MAJOLA CRICKET WEEK PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT
CSA U19 PLAYER OF THE YEAR
LEARNERS WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT
CSA FAIRPLAY AWARD
NATIONAL T20 WOMEN’S CLUB PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT
CSA STUDENT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
RPC AND HUBS COACH OF THE YEAR

The Limpopo Impalas cricket team are currently playing their last match of Division Two of the men’s domestic cricket season. 

The Impalas are up against the Eastern Storm at the Polokwane Cricket club. The four-day match started on Thursday, 9 March until Sunday, 12 March. 

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It has been a successful 2022/23 season for the Limpopo franchise on and off the field. Despite the failure to fight for promotion to Division One, the Impalas were awarded First Class status in October 2022. 

This meant all their matches are now recorded in the ICC Classification of Official Cricket. This follows a two-year trial period where they displayed the required level of professionalism and performance. 

2022/23 a success for Limpopo Impalas cricket 

Chief Executive Officer of Limpopo Impalas Cricket, Tommy Phiri admits it has been a challenging season but they pride themselves with what they have achieved so far. 

“If I take it back to only one season it wouldn’t be fair because there has been a whole lot of tremendous work put together in the past two seasons,” he told LimSportsZone. 

Chief Executive Officer of Limpopo Impalas Cricket, Tommy Phiri
Chief Executive Officer of Limpopo Impalas Cricket, Tommy Phiri

“I think the biggest factor was the division one and two when Cricket South Africa decided to restructure domestic cricket and we all knew that this season would be key for us to look at the relegation and promotion process.

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“The last game for us against Storms is a key one, it’s actually important for them because they are one of the teams looking to be promoted to division one. For Limpopo Impala cricket there are a lot of things that we have achieved. We have seen players finish in the top five with both ball and bat,” Phiri reflected. 

Limpopo Impalas Cricket team
Limpopo Impalas Cricket team

“The office as a whole has been quite challenging from a financial point of view. But we tried everything in our power to sustain and address issues which are key.”

The Limpopo Impalas will also be hosting mini cricket kids from all five districts in Limpopo during the duration of the match. 

Limpopo Impalas v Eastern Storm photo Gallery:

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ITEC Knights pacemen Gerald Coetzee has earned his maiden call up to the Proteas Test squad. The 22-year-old has garnered 40 wickets at an average of 28.82. He also has a career-best 4-47 in his 13 first-class matches thus far. 

Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) National Selection Committee has today named the 16-man squad for the upcoming three-match Test series against Australia. Then tour gets underway at the Gabba in Brisbane from 17 December. 

MORE INCLUSIONS

There is also a recall for Theunis de Bruyn, who last featured for the national side in 2019. The right-hander, who has 12 Test caps, has enjoyed success with the Momentum Multiply Titans in the CSA 4-Day Domestic Series. He achieved a first-class average of 41.83. Including a title-winning 143 in the final round of matches last term. 

Rassie van der Dussen has also recovered from the finger injury that cut short his tour to England. Keshav Maharaj is cleared for the tour. The spinner sustained a low-grade groin muscle injury at the T20 World Cup in Australia. He is currently undergoing treatment and rehabilitation.

Proteas squad list for Australia

Wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen replaces Ryan Rickelton. The DP World Lions gloveman has an ankle injury that forced him to be overlooked by the national selectors. But allows him to still be picked by his domestic team.

Meanwhile, top-order batter Keegan Petersen is also unavailable for selection after sustaining a severe injury to his hamstring playing for the Hollywoodbets Dolphins in the CSA T20 Challenge final in Potchefstroom earlier this month.  

The squad will depart for Australia on 01 December. Dean Elgar’s side will play an unofficial four-day match against Cricket Australia XI from 09 – 12 December at the Allan Border Field in Brisbane. 

PROTEAS TEST SQUAD AGAINST AUSTRALIA

Dean Elgar (captain, Momentum Multiply Titans), Temba Bavuma (DP World Lions), Gerald Coetzee (ITEC Knights), Theunis de Bruyn (Momentum Multiply Titans), Sarel Erwee (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Simon Harmer (Momentum Multiply Titans), Marco Jansen (Gbets Warriors), Heinrich Klaasen (Momentum Multiply Titans), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Anrich Nortje (Gbets Warriors), Kagiso Rabada (Imperial Lions), Glenton Stuurman (Gbets Warriors), Rassie van der Dussen (DP World Lions), Kyle Verreynne (wicketkeeper, Six Gun Grill Western Province), Khaya Zondo (Hollywoodbets Dolphins).