Steve Smith has won the 2023 Allan Border Medal, becoming just the third Australian cricketer to win the coveted prize on four occasions.
The New South Welshman enjoyed a prolific 12 months in the Test arena, plundering 863 runs at 71.92 including three centuries.
The 33-year-old was also impressive in the ODI format, scoring 539 runs at 67.37 in 11 matches, the highlight being his 105 against New Zealand in Cairns.
Smith, who received 171 votes, narrowly trumped teammates Travis Head (144 votes) and David Warner (141 votes) for the prize.
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Warner wins Men’s ODI Player of the Year
David Warner has been announced Men’s ODI Player of the Year, receiving the award for a third time.
The 36-year-old was Australia’s leading run-scorer during the voting period with 552 runs at 42.46, including four fifties and a century. He smacked 106 at the MCG during Australia’s recent ODI series against England, his first international century in nearly three years, breaking a 1043-day drought.
Warner, who confessed he was “surprised” to receive the accolade, joins Shane Watson as the only cricketers to win the award on three occasions.
He beat out the likes of Travis Head (550 runs at 68.75) and Steve Smith (539 runs at 67.37) for the prize, while leg-spinner Adam Zampa, who was nominated for ICC Men’s ODI Cricketer of the Year, could also consider himself unlucky.
Zampa snared 30 ODI wickets at 17.53 during the voting period, with no other Australian cricketer taking more than 16 scalps.
Warner received 25 votes, as did Smith, but the veteran opener was declared victor through a three-point countback. Head was right behind them on 24 votes.
Meanwhile, Beth Mooney was awarded Women’s ODI Player of the Year after scoring 594 runs at 99.00 during the voting period.
The left-hander scored an unbeaten 62 off 47 balls during the World Cup final in New Zealand, also plundering a career-best 133 against Pakistan during last week’s third ODI at North Sydney Oval.
Mooney (25 votes) narrowly beat out Meg Lanning (24 votes) for the prize.
Mooney wins second Belinda Clark Award
Beth Mooney has been crowned the Belinda Clark Award recipient following another successful 12 months for herself and the Australian women’s cricket team.
The 29-year-old was comfortably Australia’s leading run-scorer during the voting period, accumulating 976 runs at a strike rate of 102.6.
Khawaja wins inaugural Shane Warne Test Player of the Year
Usman Khawaja has won the inaugural Shane Warne Men’s Test Player of the Year award following a superb 12 months in Australian whites.
Since returning to the Test side in January last year, Khawaja has been Australia’s leading run-scorer in the five-day format, accumulating 1020 runs at 78.46 during the voting period.
Short named Player of BBL12
Adelaide Strikers opener Matt Short has been announced as player of this summer’s Big Bash League after smacking 458 runs at 35.23 with a strike rate of 144.47.
The 27-year-old scored an unforgettable 100 not out in a record run chase against the Hobart Hurricanes, also snaring 11 wickets with his part-time spin.
Sydney Sixers all-rounder Ash Gardner was named Player of the Women’s Big Bash League earlier this summer.
Stoinis wins Men’s T20I Player of the Year
All-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been named Men’s T20I Player of the Year after a phenomenal 12 months in the 20-over format.
The 33-year-old scored 347 runs at 31.54 during the voting period at a strike rate of 168.5, also snaring eight wickets.
During the T20 World Cup, Stoinis smacked the fastest half-century by an Australian in T20I history, reaching the milestone in 17 deliveries against Sri Lanka at Perth Stadium.
Meanwhile, Tahlia McGrath won the Women’s T20I Player of the Year, a few days after being named ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Year.
The South Australian scored 435 runs at 62.14 in 16 matches last year, including a career-best 91 not out against England during Australia’s undefeated Ashes campaign.
The 27-year-old also claimed 13 wickets at 12.84 in 2022, including career-best figures of 3-13 from four overs against Barbados during the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
Wild Thing wins Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year
West Australian paceman Lance Morris has been awarded Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year following a breakthrough summer in the Sheffield Shield.
The 24-year-old is currently the Sheffield Shield’s leading wicket-taker with 27 scalps at 18.40, earning him a shock call-up to the Australian Test squad earlier this summer.
Meanwhile, Courtney Sippel was unveiled as the Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year following a strong summer for the Brisbane Heat and Queensland Fire.
Full List of Australian Cricket Award Winners
Belinda Clark Award – Beth Mooney
Allan Border Medal – Steve Smith
Shane Warne Men’s Test Player of the Year – Usman Khawaja
Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year – Courtney Sippel
Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year – Lance Morris
Women’s Domestic Player of the Year – Annabel Sutherland
Men’s Domestic Player of the Year – Michael Neser
Men’s ODI Player of the Year – David Warner
Women’s ODI Player of the Year – Beth Mooney
Men’s T20I Player of the Year – Marcus Stoinis
Women’s T20I Player of the Year – Tahlia McGrath
KFC BBL|12 Player of the Year – Matt Short
WBBL|08 Player of the Year Award – Ashleigh Gardner
Community Champion Award – Usman Khawaja
Woolworths Cricket Blaster of the Year – Mabel Tovey
Australian Cricket Hall of Fame inductees – Marg Jennings and Ian Redpath