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In This Issue:
* All Round Reflections
* More than Cricket, Sian Ruck
* Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP
* White Ferns

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Taylor honoured by team-mates

Taylor honoured by team-mates

The tributes continue to flow for New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor - when he was awarded the prestigious 2014 Players' Cap, after the NZCPA Players' Golf day in Auckland on 7th March.

Only a day after walking away with all the major titles at the New Zealand Cricketer of the Year Awards, the BLACKCAPS right-hander was presented with The Players' Cap by New Zealand spin-bowler and NZCP Board Member Daniel Vettori, in front of delighted team-mates and coaching staff.

Taylor's record over the 12-month qualification period was compelling.

In 14 Test innings he harvested 816 runs at an average of 81.60, including three centuries in succession against the West Indies. In ODIs, he scored 770 runs at 51.33, and added another three hundreds. His T20 average was 34.66 - at a strike-rate of 113.

"The last few days have been incredibly humbling, but this award, The Players' Cap means a lot" ... Read More ...

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Domestic Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP

Domestic Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP

De Grandhomme Most Valuable Player in Plunket Shield

Four day cricket requires a different set of skills than the shorter formats but the value of a good allrounder is never in question. Colin de Grandhomme was in sublime form during the Plunket Shield for the Aces and that ultimately earned him the honour of being awarded the Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP award.

Specialist bowlers and batsmen rise to the top of the MVP table in the longer format and this year was no different. The MVP top 10 table is littered with the competitions leading wicket takers and run scorers, but de Grandhomme ultimately led them all.
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International Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP

International Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP

Taylor earns International MVP Honour

Ross Taylor has been a run scoring and catching machine throughout the past year and has now be rewarded for that consistency by winning the International Fujitsu Heat Pumps MVP rankings this year.

Taylor has been recognised as the Blackcaps best batsman for some time, but now the 29 year old can reflect on being acknowledged as the Blackcaps Most Valuable Player for the past year.

"Wow, I am really happy to be named as the MVP - there have been some awesome performances from the other guys this year, so this is pretty amazing" said Taylor

"Getting personal recognition is nice, but cricket is ultimately about how the team is performing. I am really happy about how the team has played, especially this summer at home".
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Players Golf Day 2014

Players Golf Day 2014