Town - The Knights had
their annual awards ceremony on Wednesday night at Tuscan Rose, in
Duanne Olivier, in absentia, won
the big award as he was announced as the Knights' most valuable player. Rudi
Second, also in absentia, celebrated one of the most successful seasons of his
career by taking two awards home, the Sunfoil 4-Day Series Player of the year
and Knights Player’s player of the year.
Young Patrick Kruger also walked
away with two awards as he was announced as the One Day Cup Player of the Year
and winner of the Knights Fans Choice Award.
This year the Knights introduced
a new category, Knights Fans Choice Award. Fans sent in names of their players
of the year and a fan with best motivation was selected to join the awards
ceremony. This year’s winner was Shaheed George from Kimberley. Shaheed and a
partner of his choice were brought to Bloemfontein and booked accommodation for
the night, all expenses paid. Shaheed even had the honour to present the award
to the player of his choice, Patrick Kruger.
Other winners of the night were
David Miller (T20 Player of the year) and Mbulelo Budaza (Knights Most Improved
Player of the Year).
Knights 2018/2019 squad:
Pite van Biljon (captain),
Ottneil Baartman, Mbulelo Budaza, Corne Dry, Andries Gous, Eddie Leie, Ryan
Mclaren, Patrick Kruger, Luthando Mnyanda, Grant Mokoena, Tshepo Ntuli, Duanne
Olivier, Keegan Petersen, Zakhele Qwabe, Rudi Second, Shadley van Schalkwyk and
Raynard van Tonder.