David Warner wins Allan Border Medal for third time

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10 Feb 2020 | 01:23 PM
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David Warner wins Allan Border Medal for third time

Ellyse Perry too won the Belinda Clark award for the third time



Prolific opener David Warner and all-rounder Ellyse Perry are three-time Allan Border and Belinda Clarke medallists respectively, having been awarded the top honours in Australian cricket.

Warner secured his third (2016, 2017, 2019) Allan Border Medal and Perry a trio of Belinda Clarke Awards (2016, 2018, 2019) as voted by their peers, umpires and the media across all forms and every game of international cricket in 2019.

Warner dominated the ICC World Cup with 647 runs including a highest score of 166 at an average of 71.88, including three centuries.

He then rebounded from a challenging Ashes series to dominate at home in the Gillette Series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, the Domain Test Series against Pakistan – which included his memorable innings of 335 not out in Adelaide – and the Domain Test Series against New Zealand.

Warner (194) outpolled Ashes hero Steve Smith by a single vote for the Allan Border Medal with paceman Pat Cummins, the ICC International Cricketer of the Year, third in the polling with 185 votes.

Perry enjoyed an incredible year with both bat and ball, starting with dominant Ashes performances which included an innings of 116 in the Test in Taunton and 11 wickets in the three One Day Internationals.

Her figures of 7-22 at Canterbury were the best ODI figures by an Australian woman’s player.

She backed that up against the West Indies by taking 3-17 in the opening ODI and then scoring 112 not out in Antigua before finishing the year with a solid series against Sri Lanka at home.

Perry (161) was a comfortable winner of her third Belinda Clarke Award from Alyssa Healy (153) and Jess Jonassen (87) taking second and third place respectively in the voting.

Breakout batsman Marnus Labuschagne’s superlative Test summer and Ashes Series secured him the Male Test Player of the Year. Having replaced Steve Smith as a concussion sub in the Lord’s Test, Labuschagne went on to make 353 runs at 50.42 in the Ashes.

His outstanding form continued at home with a first up 185 against Pakistan at the Gabba and a Test high 215 against New Zealand in Sydney. He scored 347 runs at an average of 173.5 against Pakistan and 549 runs at 91.5 against New Zealand.

Limited overs captain Aaron Finch (38) capped a stellar year by being voted the Men’s One-Day International Player of the Year ahead of Usman Khawaja (33) and Warner (24).

Finch’s year included a massive series against Pakistan in the UAE with 451 runs at 112.75, including knocks of 116, 153 not out and 90. He then dominated the World Cup with 507 runs at 50.7, including 153 against Sri Lanka and 100 against England at Lords.

Warner (19) continued his magical year in the T20 game to become the Men’s T20 International Player of the Year from Glenn Maxwell (16). Kane Richardson and Steve Smith (8) tied for third.

Healy claimed top honours as the women’s One-Day International Player of the Year with 39 votes ahead of Perry (33) and Jonassen (19). Healy scored a double by also claiming the women’s T20 Player of the Year with 18 votes, ahead of Jonassen and Meg Lanning  who were tied on 15.

It was the second consecutive year that Healy has won the women’s ODI and T20 Awards.

West Australian veteran Shaun Marsh was voted Men’s Domestic Player of the Year with 1322 runs at 52.88 in all forms of the game, including a highest score of 214, while breakout paceman Wes Agar was named the Bradman Young Cricketer for his 41 wickets at 22.62 in the year.

Molly Strano and Tayla Vlaeminck took the prized Women’s Domestic Player of the Year and Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year awards respectively.

Strano took 28 wickets in 22 games while Vlaeminck’s 19 wickets for the year reinforced her enormous potential.

Former Hobart Hurricane Corrine Hall was named Community Champion for her work as an Ambassador of the Kindness Factory, grassroots cricket and upcoming book Victress, which features 35 iconic female athletes and their stories.

Each portrait is accompanied by the athlete’s story, with a particular focus on how kindness impacted their journey.

The awards for international cricket are based on votes from players, umpires and the media on a 3-2-1 basis from each match.

For the domestic awards, the votes are collected from all players.

To be eligible for the Young Cricketer of the Year awards, players must be 24 years or less prior to the commencement of the award period and have not won the award previously.

Prior to the award period, male players must have played 10 or less first-class matches and 25 or less combined List A and BBL matches and female players 25 or less matches.

Award winners

•            Allan Border Medal – David Warner

•            Belinda Clark Award – Ellyse Perry

•            Men’s Test Player of the Year – Marnus Labuschagne

•            Men’s ODI Player of the Year – Aaron Finch

•            Women’s ODI Player of the Year – Alyssa Healy

•            Men’s T20I Player of the Year – David Warner

•            Women’s T20I Player of the Year – Alyssa Healy

•            Men’s Domestic Player of the Year – Shaun Marsh

•            Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year – Wes Agar

•            Women’s Domestic Player of the Year – Molly Strano

•            Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year – Tayla Vlaeminck

•            Community Champion Award – Corrine Hall

•            Australian Cricket Hall of Fame inductees – Sharon Tredrea, Craig McDermott

Award winners

Allan Border Medal

David Warner (194 votes)

2nd: Steve Smith (193 votes)

3rd: Pat Cummins (185 votes)

Belinda Clark Award

Ellyse Perry (161 votes)

2nd: Alyssa Healy (153 votes)

3rd: Jess Jonassen (87 votes)

Men’s Test Player of the Year

Marnus Labuschagne (25 votes)

2nd: Steve Smith (22 votes)

3rd: Pat Cummins (19 votes)

Men’s ODI Player of the Year

Aaron Finch (38 votes)

2nd: Usman Khawaja (33 votes)

3rd: David Warner (24 votes) 

Women’s ODI Player of the Year

Alyssa Healy (39 votes)

2nd: Ellyse Perry (33 votes)

3rd: Jess Jonassen (19 votes)

Men’s T20 International Player of the Year

David Warner (19 votes)

2nd: Glenn Maxwell (16 votes)

3rd: Kane Richardson/Steve Smith (8 votes)

Women’s T20 International Player of the Year

Alyssa Healy (18 votes)

2nd: Jess Jonassen/Meg Lanning (15 votes)

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