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The McGilvray Medal is an annual award given by ABC Radio to a player chosen by the commentators. It is awarded at the beginning of the calendar year to honour the player's achievements of the preceding year in Test cricket. It is sometimes referred to as the ABC Test Cricketer of the Year. Awarded since 1997, the medal is named for Alan McGilvray, a former cricketer and long-serving veteran cricket commentator, and is usually presented by his surviving family members. Prior to the 2002 Year Award, it was awarded annually to honour four leading Australian players, the best domestic performer and Australia's top female cricketer.[1]

WinnersEdit

Year Recipient Achievement Notes
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003 Ricky Ponting Scored 1503 runs at an average of more than 100 including 6 centuries [2]
2004 Damien Martyn Scored 1353 runs at an average of 56.37 with 6 centuries and 5 half-centuries [3]
2005 Shane Warne Claimed a record breaking 96 wickets at 22.02 including 40 wickets at 19.92 during the Ashes
2006 Ricky Ponting Captaining the Australian cricket team to 10 consecutive test wins in the calendar year; amassing 1,333 runs at an average of 88.86
2007 Brett Lee Claimed 41 wickets at an average of 18.58 in only six Tests [4]
2008 Mitchell Johnson Took 63 wickets in 14 Tests at an average of 29.01, in addition to making 360 runs at 22.5 with the bat [5]
2009 Mitchell Johnson Took 63 Test wickets and scored 500 runs in 2009, including his maiden Test century in Cape Town against South Africa. [6]
2010 Shane Watson Scored 897 runs at 42.71 in 11 Tests, including one century and eight fifties. He also performed with the ball, taking 19 wickets at 27.05 including 5 for 50 at Lord's and 6 for 33 at Leeds against Pakistan. [7]
2011 Michael Clarke Scoring three Test centuries and 618 runs [8]
2012 Michael Clarke Scored 1,595 Test runs at an average of 106. [9]
2013 Michael Clarke Clarke scored 1093 Test runs at an average of 47.52, including four hundreds, one against India and three against England. [10]
2014 Steve Smith Smith scored 1,146 Test runs at an average of 81.85 including five centuries. He also took five wickets, several outstanding catches and captained the team in two Tests taking over from the injured Michael Clarke. [11]
2015 Steve Smith Smith scored 1,474 runs, including five centuries and a double ton, at an average of 73.70 across 13 Tests [12]
2016 Steve Smith Created 1,079 runs in the 2016 calendar year and making four centuries averaging 71.93 across 11 Tests [13]
2017 Steve Smith Scored 1,305 runs averaging 76.8 with five centuries and one double century. First cricketer to win the award four times. [14]
2018 Pat Cummins Took 44 test wickets at 19.98 and scored 251 runs at 17.93. [15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tucker, Jim (10 November 2002). "Caught in slips". Sunday Telegraph.
  2. ^ "Ponting takes McGilvray medal". ABC News. 3 January 2004.
  3. ^ "Martyn wins McGilvray Medal". ABC News. 2 January 2005.
  4. ^ "Lee takes out top honour". ABC News. 25 January 2008.
  5. ^ "Johnson claims McGilvray Medal". ABC Radio Grandstand. 5 January 2009. Archived from the original on 9 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Johnson wins McGilvray Medal". ABC News. 5 January 2010.
  7. ^ "Watson secures McGilvray Medal". ABC News. 5 January 2011.
  8. ^ "Clarke wins the McGilvray Medal". 4 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Clarke presented McGilvray Medal". ABC News. 5 January 2013. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  10. ^ "The Tonk". Sydney Morning Herald. 6 January 2014. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  11. ^ "Steve Smith wins ABC's McGilvray Medal". Radioinfo website. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
  12. ^ "Steve Smith wins McGilvray Medal for 2015". ABC Online. 5 January 2016. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  13. ^ "Australia v Pakistan: Steve Smith wins third straight McGilvray Medal". abc.net.au. abc.net.au. 5 January 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  14. ^ "Steve Smith wins the McGilvray Medal for the Australian Test cricketer of the year for the fourth time". ABC News, 6 January 2018. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  15. ^ "The Alan McGilvray Medal". ABC Grandstand twitter. Retrieved 5 January 2019.

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