Cummins and Healy Claim Top Honours at 2019 Australian Cricket Awards
The Allan Border Medal and Belinda Clark Award have been won by first time recipients at the 2019 Australian Cricket Awards, with Pat Cummins and Alyssa Healy claiming Australian cricket’s highest individual honours respectively.
Healy was the clear winner of the Belinda Clark Award with 125 votes, ahead of Megan Schutt (81) and Ashleigh Gardner (81). The win caps an outstanding year for the wicketkeeper-batter, during which she scored 907 runs at an average of 45.35, including a high score of 133, and affected 33 dismissals (18 catches and 15 stumpings).
Healy’s dominance extended to the Women’s ODI Player of the Year Award, where she secured top spot with 13 votes ahead of Nicole Bolton (12) and Ashleigh Gardner (9), and the Women’s T20 International Player of the Year Award where she claimed 43 votes ahead of Megan Schutt (30) and Ellyse Perry (27).
Pat Cummins claimed the Allan Border Medal with 156 votes, narrowly beating Nathan Lyon (150) and Aaron Finch (146), becoming the first bowler to claim the top honours since Mitchell Johnson in 2014. Cummins claimed 44 wickets in the voting period, while he also proved handy with the bat down the order, accumulating 290 runs in the year.
Nathan Lyon won the Men’s Test Player of the Year with 25 votes, edging out Pat Cummins (22) and Usman Khawaja (17 votes).
Marcus Stoinis claimed the Men’s ODI Player of Year Award with 30 votes, ahead of Aaron Finch (22) and Shaun Marsh (18), while Glenn Maxwell earned his second Men’s T20 International Player of the Year Award with 33 votes, edging out D’arcy Short (30) and Andrew Tye (29).
Matthew Wade secured the award for the Men’s Domestic Player of the Year after an outstanding season across the JLT Sheffield Shield and KFC Big Bash League, while Victorian batsmen William Pucovski was named Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year after a breakthrough season.
The Women’s Domestic Player of the Year Award was claimed by Heather Graham after an outstanding season with ball and bat, and all-rounder Georgia Wareham took out the Betty Wilson Young Player after an impressive season where she debuted for Australia and cemented her status as a rising star.
Moises Henriques was the recipient of the inaugural Community Champion Award thanks to his fearless campaigning in raising the profile of mental health issues within the community, leading finalists Corinne Hall and Jake Doran. The Community Champion award was introduced this year to acknowledge the contribution current Australia players make to the broader community.
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.
Allan Border Medal – Pat Cummins
Belinda Clark Award – Alyssa Healy
Men’s Test Player of the Year – Nathan Lyon
Men’s ODI Player of the Year – Marcus Stoinis
Women’s ODI Player of the Year – Alyssa Healy
Men’s T20I Player of the Year – Glenn Maxwell
Women’s T20I Player of the Year – Alyssa Healy
Men’s Domestic Player of the Year – Matthew Wade
Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year – Will Pucovski
Women’s Domestic Player of the Year – Heather Graham
Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year – Georgia Wareham
Community Champion Award – Moises Henriques
Australian Cricket Hall of Fame inductees – Cathryn Fitzpatrick, Dean Jones, Billy Murdoch
Allan Border Medal – Pat Cummins (156 votes)
2nd: Nathan Lyon (150 votes)
3rd: Aaron Finch (146 votes)
Belinda Clark Award – Alyssa Healy (125 votes)
2nd: Megan Schutt (81 votes)
3rd: Ashleigh Gardner (71 votes)
Men’s Test Player of the Year – Nathan Lyon (25 votes)
2nd: Pat Cummins (22 votes)
3rd: Usman Khawaja (17 votes)
Men’s ODI Player of the Year – Marcus Stoinis (30 votes)
2nd: Aaron Finch (22 votes)
3rd: Shaun Marsh (18 votes)
Women’s ODI Player of the Year – Alyssa Healy (13 votes)
2nd: Nicole Bolton (12 votes)
3rd: Ashleigh Gardner (9 votes)
Men’s T20 International Player of the Year – Glenn Maxwell (33 votes)
2nd: D’arcy Short (30 votes)
3rd: Andrew Tye (29 votes)
Women’s T20 International Player of the Year – Alyssa Healy (43 votes)
2nd: Megan Schutt (30 votes)
3rd: Ellyse Perry (27 votes)
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