Satterthwaite joins Sophie Devine in being recognised as repeat recipients of the CPA Players’ Award, in what was a Covid disrupted 12 months for the White Ferns. An emotional Satterthwaite said
“this really is an awesome award. To be acknowledged by your teammates is something really special and I really am humbled to receive it”.
It really means a lot to be part of a great group of people and to be recognised in this way by the team is something I really cherish”
I love where this team is going and the gains we are making in all areas. To be part of this is what keeps me coming back for more and striving for success as a team”.
The skillful left-hander was steady with the bat across both formats through the season, with a best score of 69 as well as chiming in with handy bowling spells and reliability in the field.
White Fern legend and former NZCPA and current NZC Board member Rebecca Rolls was on hand to present the award.
Rolls acknowledged “this award is special in that it is from your peers and it is great to have a winner who has shown such skill, leadership and inspiration to the rest of the group. Amy Satterthwaite is a very worthy recipient of the Players’ Award for 2021.
The CPA Players’ Award is coveted by the players and this year’s voting was the tightest it has been in its six-year history, with a number of players in contention heading in the final ODI series against Australia, and the winner unclear until after the final match of the summer. This bodes well as the team looks forward to the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup on home soil in 2022, and we know that Satterthwaite and all the rest of the team continue to push each other in pursuit of team results.
The leading CPA Players’ Award vote recipients from each series during 2020/21 were
CPA Players’ Award recipients
About the CPA Players Award
The CPA Players’ Award is awarded to the most outstanding White Ferns Cricketer of the Year for performances in official International matches over the preceding 12-month period and
shall be judged by the players, and coaching staff.
At the completion of each match, each player and coaching staff will cast their own individual vote. The player who tallies the most votes will be awarded 3 points towards ‘CPA Players’ Award’ for that match. The players tallying the second most and third most votes will be awarded 2 points and 1 point respectively. In order to compensate for the difference in formats and to ensure that players from all formats of the game have a fair chance of winning the award, a weighting system will apply to all votes. One Day International matches will attract a ‘weighting factor’ of 3 and T20I matches a ‘weighting factor’ of 2.