Allan Border Medal

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Allan Border Medal
Awarded for Most outstanding Australian cricketer of the year
Country Australia
Presented by Cricket Australia & Australian Cricketers' Association
First awarded 2000
Television/Radio coverage
Network 9Gem

The Allan Border Medal is considered to be the most prestigious individual prize in Australian cricket. First awarded in 2000, the medal is named after former Australian captain Allan Border and recognises the most outstanding Australian cricketer of the past season as voted by his peers, the media and umpires. Votes are cast after each game on a 3–2–1 basis, with a weighting applied to give both One Day International and Test players an equal chance of winning the award.

Award categories[edit]

The awards night also includes:

  • Test Player of the Year,
  • One Day International Player of the Year,
  • Twenty20 International Player of the Year,
  • Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year,
  • State Player of the Year,
  • Women's International Cricketer of the Year (the Belinda Clark award),
  • Female Domestic Player of the Year award and,
  • Betty Wilson Young Player of the Year award

New members of the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame are also inducted on Allan Border Medal night.

Media[edit]

The award ceremony itself is a major publicity event and usually takes place at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, towards the end of January or the start of February each year. The 2014 and 2017 ceremonies however, were both held in Sydney. The award ceremony itself is also broadcast live and screened on the digital channel GEM.

Allan Border Medallists[edit]

Four cricketers have won the award more than once. Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke won the award four times, sharing the award in 2009. The other multiple winners are David Warner and Shane Watson, who have won the award twice. Watson also has the highest vote count of 296, with a huge margin of 100 votes in 2011. [1][2]

Ref:[3]

1No count-back is used in the Allan Border Medal.

Multiple winners[edit]

Wins Player Years
4 Ricky Ponting 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009
Michael Clarke 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013
2 Shane Watson 2010, 2011
David Warner 2016, 2017

Other awards[edit]

On Allan Border Medal night there are also other awards announced such as the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year, One Day International Player of the Year, Test Player of the Year, Twenty20 International player of the year, State Player of the Year and Women's International Cricketer of the Year.

Shane Watson won a total of 7 awards which is the most by any player. He is the only player to have won in all formats and all five major awards.[4] Three players won three major awards including the Allan Border Medal in the same year - Ricky Ponting in 2007, Shane Watson in 2011 and Steve Smith in 2015.

Test Player of the Year[edit]

Ref:[3]

One Day International Player of the Year[edit]

Ref:[3]

1After counting in the 2006 One Day Player of the Year award, Andrew Symonds, Michael Hussey, Brett Lee and Adam Gilchrist all drew on 22 votes. On a count-back, the winner would have been Andrew Symonds but he was ruled ineligible because he was suspended for two One Day Matches for an off-field indiscretion. On a second count-back Michael Hussey was declared the winner.

Twenty20 International Player of the Year[edit]

Ref:[3]

1Not awarded due to only 1 T20I played in 2015.

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year[edit]

Ref:[3]

State Player of the Year[edit]

Ref:[3]

Women's International Cricketer of the Year (Belinda Clark award)[edit]

Ref:[3]

Female Domestic Player of the Year award[edit]

Ref:[3]

Betty Wilson Young Player of the Year award[edit]

Named in honour of Betty Wilson, one of Australia's great all-rounders, it recognises a female cricketer who, prior to 5 December 2015, was aged under 25 and had played 10 or fewer matches.[5]

Ref:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Watson wins second Allan Border Medal
  2. ^ smith wins by second largest margin
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Award winners". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 28 January 2015. 
  4. ^ 2
  5. ^ Jolly, Laura (23 January 2017). "Molineux wins Betty Wilson Award". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 

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