Australian Cricket Awards winners' list

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11 February 2019, 10:53 PM AEST

Pat Cummins won the 2019 Allan Border Medal and Alyssa Healy the Belinda Clark Award as two first-time winners crowned a tumultuous year in Australian cricket with the highest individual honours Australian cricketers can receive. 

The new-look 2019 Australian Cricket Awards - presented by Cricket Australia and the Australian Cricketers' Association - saw Cummins and Healy take the top prizes. 

For Healy, it was a memorable night as she claimed the top three prizes for Australia's female cricketers, winning the ODI and T20 player of the year prizes as well as the Belinda Clark Medal. 

Cummins became the first bowler since Mitchell Johnson in 2014 to win the AB Medal, pipping Nathan Lyon, who claimed the Test Player of the year. 

Below is a full list of the winners - in the order they were presented - with links to full coverage of their performances and video highlights.

Male One-Day International Player of the Year: Marcus Stoinis

Female One Day International Player of the Year: Alyssa Healy

Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year: Georgia Wareham

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year: Will Pucovski

Male Test Player of the Year: Nathan Lyon

Community Champion Award: Moises Henriques

Female Domestic Player of the Year: Heather Graham

Male Domestic Player of the Year: Matthew Wade

Female Twenty20 International Player of the Year: Alyssa Healy

Male Twenty20 International Player of the Year: Glenn Maxwell

Belinda Clark Award: Alyssa Healy

Allan Border Medal: Pat Cummins

Three players were also inducted into Australian cricket's Hall of Fame. They were Dean Jones, Billy Murdoch and Cathryn Fitzpatrick all to be honoured. 

Fitzpatrick played 109 ODIs for Australia during a 15-year career, as well as 13 Tests for Australia and later coached the national side, all during a period when female cricketers still held full-time jobs outside of cricket and when the women's game didn't receive the same attention it does today. 

While Fitzpatrick was known for her exploits with the ball, Murdoch and Jones will be remembered for their efforts with the bat after the duo forged superb individual careers during vastly different eras.

Murdoch captained Australia in 16 Test matches between 1880 and 1890, with scores of 153no and 210 at The Oval in 1882 and 1884 among his greatest deeds.

Jones was even more prolific, with the Victorian finishing his career with a Test batting average of 46.55 that was highlighted by a brilliant 210 in stifling conditions in the memorable tied Test against India in Madras in 1986.

He also helped change the one-day game with his aggressive batting during the 1980s and played a big part in Australia's successful World Cup campaign in 1987. 

Live Blog: 2019 Australian Cricket Awards. 

The cream of the crop of Australian cricket talent attended a new look gala event at Melbourne's Crown Casino tonight. Below is how it played out on the night in our live blog.

9.30pm: The 2019 Allan Border Medal has been claimed by Pat Cummins. Andrew Ramsey describes the moment: More than seven years after Cummins announced himself as one of the most exciting finds in Australia cricket, only to succumb to a series of long-term injuries, Cummins inscribed his name into the men's game's honour roll at the Australian Cricket Awards presented in Melbourne.

In the process, the 25-year-old justified the excitement that accompanied his rise to Test ranks as a raw-boned teenager at Johannesburg in 2011, where he earned player-of-the-match honours in his debut match.And he effectively quelled the whispered fears that his vast talent might never be fully realised as a result of the succession of stress fractures to his back and other fast-bowler-related ailments that meant he did not player another Test until 2017.

9.20pm: The Belinda Clark Award has been claimed by Alyssa Healy for the first time, making it a trifecta of awards and a clean sweep of the major trophies for the star wicketkeeper-batter. Healy is presented with the award by Clark herself, who these days is CA's interim executive general manager of team performance and a champion of community cricket. 

You can read Laura Jolly's full report on the incredible year that Healy has had HERE 

"To win an award with Belinda Clark's name on it is something every female cricketer dreams of and it's something I'll cherish forever," Healy said.

Belinda Clark Award: Alyssa Healy

9.05pm: Former Australia fast bowler Cathryn Fitzpatrick is inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame by former teammate and wicketkeeper - and current WACA chief executive - Christina Matthews. 'Fitz' also had a spell coaching the Southern Stars, and spoke today about the changing state of the women's game. More on that HERE

8.55pm: The men's T20 Player of the Year is Glenn Maxwell, the second time he was won this award. Maxwell won the award in a tight field ahead of D'Arcy Short and Aaron Finch. More from Glenn Maxwell HERE

T20 Player of the Year: Glenn Maxwell

8.45pm: It's a second award for Alyssa Healy, as she claims the inaugural women's T20 Player of the Year. Of all the awards handed out tonight, this one may well have been the easiest one in the field to tip. It seemed inevitable that Healy would walk away with this prize after a stunning year that saw her named player of the tournament at the T20 World Cup last November before being crowned the ICC's T20I Player of the Year.

Her numbers in this format are quite incredible. In 16 innings Healy hit 578 runs at 41.29 – striking at a rate of 145.96 – including six half-centuries. She exploded in October as she struck 57 and 67 in consecutive matches against New Zealand, before posting 59, 6 and 67no in the three-game series against Pakistan in Kuala Lumpur. She then took the T20 World Cup by storm, scoring 48, 56no, 53, 46 and 22 to dominate as Australia won their fourth T20 crown.

Earlier in the evening Healy had already won the ODI Player of the Year.

8.30pm: Western Australia and Scorchers allrounder Heather Graham has been honoured for outstanding WNCL and WBBL form to be named the women's Domestic Player of the Year. Read Laura Jolly's report on Graham's win HERE

The in-form Hobart Hurricanes and Tasmania Tigers wicketkeeper-batsman Matthew Wade has been named the men's Domestic Player of the Year. Wade's outstanding form has kept his name firmly in the selection debate and he tops the run-scoring charts in this season's KFC BBL. For more on Wade's outstanding year in domestic cricket, read HERE

8.25pm: Sydney Sixers captain and NSW Blues batsman Moises Henriques has been named the Australian Cricket Awards' inaugural Community Champion for his work in raising awareness for mental health issues. Henriques opened up on his mental health battles earlier this year, and you can read more about that HERE. He called his advances in his own health and community work the "most fulfilling thing I have ever done". 

Henriques claims inaugural community award

8.10pm: Former Test captain Kim Hughes is speaking after receiving the award for Dean Jones who has been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. Hughes was captain on Jones' first tour and joked it was "the first and possibly the last time a West Australian would speak so glowingly of a Victorian".

8.05pm: Nathan Lyon has been crowned Australia's Test player of the year for the first time. Affectionately known as the GOAT for his standing as Australia's greatest wicket-taking off-spinner of all time, and more commonly as 'Garry', Lyon was introduced by Australian team favourite Barry 'Nugget' Rees.

Test - Nathan Lyon

For Andrew Ramsey's wrap on Nathan Lyon's outstanding year in Test cricket, click HERE

8pm: Australia's brightest young talent is being honoured. Firstly Georgia Wareham has received the Betty Wilson Award for the best young female cricketer, while recent Test call-up Will Pucovski received the Don Bradman Award for the best young male cricketer. Pucovski, who has played just a handful of first-class games was a shock inclusion for the Test squad to play Sri Lanka, but did not debut in Baggy Green.

More on Wareham's incredible rise to stardom HERE

For a wrap on the achievements of Puckovski, click HERE

Pucovski reflects on stellar year

7.30pm: The first award - the Men's ODI Player of the Year - has been presented to Marcus Stoinis. More HERE. The seam-bowling allrounder was a model of consistency in a difficult year for Australia's ODI side during which they won just two of 13 matches played during the voting period (9 January 2018 – 7 January 2017). 

Marcus Stoinis (right) and Ben Abbatangelo // Getty
Marcus Stoinis (right) and Ben Abbatangelo // Getty

The inaugural Women's ODI Player of the Year award has been won by Alyssa Healy. Rewarded for a breakthrough year with the bat, in a year that saw the Australians play just six ODIs amid a glut of 20-over cricket, Healy struck 329 runs at 54.83 to cement her place at the top of the one-day order.

She picked up 13 votes from those six matches, to finish ahead of opener Nicole Bolton (12) and allrounder Ashleigh Gardner (9).

5.30pm: There's a lull in public proceedings for the moment as the players mingle at Crown's Palladium. Check out our full red carpet gallery here

In the meantime, a very special guest has arrived as Archie Schiller's Australian cricket dream continues to come true. For more on Archie's story, click here.

5:15pm: Players continue to arrive, with Australia and Melbourne Stars allrounder Marcus Stoinis in some outrageous kit. Glenn Maxwell is on the charge on social media to take fans behind the scenes.

4.30pm: Players and their partners have begun arriving, led by Australia men's Test captain Tim Paine and his wife Bonnie.

4pm: Formerly known as the Allan Border Medal event, the gala has been renamed to the Australian Cricket Awards to reflect the growing popularity and importance of the female cricket, and give equal billing to the top prizes - the AB Medal for top men's cricketer across all formats, and Belinda Clark Award for the top female player. 

There are a couple of new awards for 2019, with female ODI and T20 players of the year to be named for the first time, while a community champion will also be honoured to pay tribute to the excellent work done at the grassroots level around the country. 

This year will see three legends inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, with Dean Jones, Billy Murdoch and Cathryn Fitzpatrick all to be honoured. 

Fitzpatrick played 109 ODIs for Australia during a 15-year career, as well as 13 Tests for Australia and later coached the national side, all during a period when female cricketers still held full-time jobs outside of cricket and when the women's game didn't receive the same attention it does today. 

While Fitzpatrick was known for her exploits with the ball, Murdoch and Jones will be remembered for their efforts with the bat after the duo forged superb individual careers during vastly different eras.

Murdoch captained Australia in 16 Test matches between 1880 and 1890, with scores of 153no and 210 at The Oval in 1882 and 1884 among his greatest deeds.

Jones was even more prolific, with the Victorian finishing his career with a Test batting average of 46.55 that was highlighted by a brilliant 210 in stifling conditions in the memorable tied Test against India in Madras in 1986.

He also helped change the one-day game with his aggressive batting during the 1980s and played a big part in Australia's successful World Cup campaign in 1987.

The order tonight's awards will be presented is as follows:

Male One Day International Player of the Year

Female One Day International Player of the Year

Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year

Male Test Player of the Year

Community Champion Award

Female Domestic Player of the Year

Male Domestic Player of the Year

Female International Twenty20 Player of the Year

Male International Twenty20 Player of the Year

Belinda Clark Award

Allan Border Medal