Allan Border Medal

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Allan Border Medal
Awarded forMost outstanding male Australian cricketer of the year
CountryAustralia
Presented byCricket Australia & Australian Cricketers' Association
Hosted byJason Richardson
Abbey Gelmi
Tim Lane
First awarded2000
Currently held byPat Cummins (2019)
Most awardsRicky Ponting (4)
Michael Clarke (4)
Television/radio coverage
NetworkFox Cricket
Seven Network

Awarded during the Australian Cricket Awards, the Allan Border Medal is considered to be the most prestigious individual prize in Australian men's cricket. First awarded in 2000, the medal is named after former Australian men's captain Allan Border and recognises the most outstanding male 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.

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, prior to 2019 was broadcast live and screened on the digital channel 9Gem.

From 2019, the event has been televised live on both Fox Cricket and 7mate channels.

Allan Border Medallists[edit]

Five 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 Shane Watson, David Warner and Steve Smith, 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
Steve Smith 2015, 2018

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

Ref:[3]

Multiple winners[edit]

Wins Player Years
4 Karen Rolton 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006
Shelley Nitschke 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
3 Meg Lanning 2014, 2015, 2017
2 Lisa Sthalekar 2007, 2008
Ellyse Perry 2016, 2018

Other awards[edit]

During the Australian Cricket Awards, other awards announced include:

  • Men's Test Player of the Year,
  • Women’s Test Player of the Year
  • Men's One Day International Player of the Year,
  • Women’s One Day International Player of the Year,
  • Men's Twenty20 International Player of the Year,
  • Women’s Twenty20 International Player of the Year,
  • Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year,
  • Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year,
  • Male Domestic Player of the Year,
  • Female Domestic Player of the Year,
  • Community Champion Award, and
  • New members of the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame are also inducted on Allan Border Medal night.

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 for male players.[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.

Men's Test Player of the Year[edit]

Ref:[3]

Multiple winners[edit]

Wins Player Years
4 Michael Clarke 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
3 Ricky Ponting 2003, 2004, 2007
2 Steve Smith 2015, 2018

Men's One Day International Player of the Year[edit]

Ref:[3]

1After counting in the 2006 One Day International 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 2 One Day Matches for an off-field indiscretion. On a second count-back Michael Hussey was declared the winner.

Multiple winners[edit]

Wins Player Years
3 Shane Watson 2010, 2011, 2012
2 Adam Gilchrist 2003, 2004
Ricky Ponting 2002, 2007
David Warner 2017, 2018

Men's Twenty20 International Player of the Year[edit]

Ref:[3]

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

Multiple winners[edit]

Wins Player Years
3 Shane Watson 2012, 2013, 2017
2 Aaron Finch 2014, 2018
2 Glenn Maxwell 2015, 2019

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year[edit]

Ref:[3]

Betty Wilson Young Player of the Year[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]

Male Domestic Player of the Year[edit]

Ref:[3]

Multiple winners[edit]

Wins Player Years
3 Darren Lehmann 2000, 2001, 2002
2 Michael Klinger 2009, 2010
Cameron White 2014, 2017

Female Domestic Player of the Year[edit]

Ref:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Watson wins second Allan Border Medal". Cricinfo. 7 February 2011. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  2. ^ "Smith blitz betters Ponting, Clarke". 27 January 2015. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Award winners". cricket.com.au. Cricket Australia. Archived from the original on 25 December 2015. Retrieved 28 January 2015.
  4. ^ "Watson crowned T20I Player of the Year". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  5. ^ Jolly, Laura (23 January 2017). "Molineux wins Betty Wilson Award". cricket.com.au. Retrieved 27 January 2017.

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