Cricket

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Williamson has claimed the top prize for a second year running after an amazing 2016/2017 across all formats of the game.

Video: Kane Williamson takes out top honours at NZ Cricket awards for second year running

The NZ skipper has done it again winning the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal award for the second year running after an exceptional 2016/2017 season across all formats of the game.

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The 2017 awards is being held at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland with Kane Williamson tipped to take tonight's big award after winning it last year.

Watch: Black Caps stars and their partners dazzle on red carpet at NZ Cricket Awards

The 2017 awards is being held at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland with Kane Williamson tipped to take tonight's big award after winning it last year.

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Virat Kohli admitted that his side have reconsidered their relationships with Australia after their 2-1 series win.

Former Aussie batsman Brad Hodge apologises to Virat Kohli after backlash

After copping a fierce backlash, Hodge took to social media to back away from conjecture about Kohli's injury-enforced withdrawal from the deciding fourth Test against Australia.

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Williamson's masterful innings ended moments later for 176, his third highest Test score.

'NZ are very fortunate to have him' - South African skipper purrs over Kane Williamson

Faf du Plessis rates the New Zealand captain among the best he's played against.

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The recent Test series won by India was dominated by questionable tactics from either side.

Indian skipper refuses to accept apology over Aussie sledging as bad sporting blood between nations continues

The recent Test series won by India was dominated by questionable tactics from either side.

Pesky rain washes out Black Caps' chance of famous win against South Africa in Hamilton

The rain has taken away what was set to be a thrilling match for NZ who were on the verge of claiming a famous win against a struggling South Africa.

Chiefs re-sign locking duo through to 2018

Dominic Bird and Michael Allardice have put pen to paper on new deals with the Waikato side.

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 21: Henry Nicholls of the Sydney Thunder bats during the Big Bash League semi-final match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Sydney Thunder at Adelaide Oval on January 21, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia.  (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Canterbury cricket boss lands top Big Bash League job

Lee Germon has been appointed as the new general manager of the Sydney Thunder.

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India claimed an eight wicket win in Dharamsala, however the series will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

Video: On field spats overshadow India's gutsy series win over Australia

India claimed an eight wicket win in Dharamsala, however the series will be remembered for all the wrong reasons.

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Williamson's masterful innings ended moments later for 176, his third highest Test score.

Kane Williamson one behind McCullum for most Test 150's as a Black Cap

Williamson's masterful innings ended moments later for 176, his third highest Test score.

As it happened: South Africa five down as Black Caps seize control of Hamilton Test

South Africa still trail by 95 runs as New Zealand close in on a series levelling victory at Seddon Park.

'You feel like a clown at the other end' - Jeet Raval full of praise for captain fantastic Williamson

The Black Caps opener had the best seat in the house as Williamson bought up his 17th Test ton.

Video: Cool and calm Kane Williamson notches up record NZ Test century

The 26-year-old skipper spanked an unbeaten 148 off 216 balls at Seddon Park today.

Williamson scores brilliant 17th Test century for Black Caps, NZ dominate on day three against Proteas

NZ lead by seven runs with six wickets remaining in the first innings thanks to a crafty century from skipper Kane Williamson.

New Zealand captain Kane Williamson celebrates his century on Day 3 of the 3rd test match between New Zealand Black Caps and South Africa Proteas. International test match cricket. Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand. Monday 27 March 2017. © Copyright photo: Andrew Cornaga / www.photosport.nz

NZ captain Kane Williamson equals Kiwi Test ton record against Proteas

Williamson notched his ton off 150 balls in the side's Test decider against South Africa in Hamilton today.

New Zealands Jeet Raval. Day 2, 3rd Test, International Test match cricket, New Zealand Black Caps v South Africa Proteas. Seddon Park, Hamilton, New Zealand, Sunday 26 March 2017.  Copyright photo: John Cowpland / www.photosport.nz

Black Caps reach 132 at lunch against South Africa in third Test

Raval reached his half century in just over three hours, from 126 balls and with six fours, mostly through the off side.

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The Australia spinner finished the day with bowling figures of 4 for 67 as the hosts trail by 52.

Watch: Nathan Lyon bamboozles India's middle order on day two of final Test

The Australia spinner finished the day with bowling figures of 4 for 67 as the hosts trail by 52.

Video: Black Caps openers Latham, Raval lead NZ's fight back against Proteas

A patient 67-run opening stand from Latham and Raval has seen out NZ's second day in their Test decider against South Africa.

As it happened: Black Caps openers Latham, Raval build solid partnership for Black Caps against Proteas

The Black Caps trail South Africa by 247 runs with 10 wickets in hand after bowling out the visitors for 314 on day two of the third Test in Hamilton.

'It's a great opportunity to step up' - under strength Black Caps bowlers take their chance on day one

The rookie Black Caps seamers made serious inroads against South Africa in Hamilton.

As it happened: Rain halts New Zealand's charge against South Africa

The Black Caps managed to reduce the visitors to 123-4 in Hamilton after rain halted the remainder of play on day one.

'I'm sure there'll be a lot of cricket' - Kane Williamson optimistic despite terrible Hamilton weather forecast

Rain is expected to heavily impact the third and final Test with South Africa in Hamilton.

Quinton de Kock of South Africa during day 1 of the 2016 Sunfoil Test Series game between South Africa and New Zealand at Centurion Park

Crocked Quinton de Kock asked to play through pain for Proteas

A final decision will be made later today, with second-string keeper Heinrich Klaasen waiting in the wings for his Test debut.

Williamson is ranked in the top five of batsmen in all forms of the game.

Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson ponders NZ speed attack dilemma

Both vice-skipper Tim Southee and left-arm spearhead Trent Boult have been ruled out of the deciding Test in Hamilton.

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Waddle has never been afraid to express his critiques with players, although it got him into a bit of trouble with a certain cranky off-spinner.

'He tipped me into a pool!' - Bryan Waddle recounts hilarious encounter with off-spinner John Bracewell

Waddle isn't afraid to express his critiques with players, although it can get him in trouble.

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