Mitchell Starc wins Allan Border medal at Cricket Australia awards

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Mitchell Starc wins Allan Border medal at Cricket Australia Awards

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Mitchell Starc wins Allan Border medal at Cricket Australia awards

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SportsCafe Desk

01/29/2022

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc for the first time in his career won the prestigious Allan Border Medal at the Cricket Australia Awards on January 29, 2022. The honour was bestowed upon Mitchell Starc following his brilliant performances during the Ashes against England last month.

Mitchell Starc was awarded the Allan Border medal for the first time in his career on January 29, 2022, at the Cricket Australia awards ceremony. This is the first time that Mitchell Starc has received the prestigious award which is one of the highest cricketing honours for any Australian cricketer. Mitchell Starc scalped 43 wickets across formats in the calendar year, which helped him achieve this feat.

Mitchell Starc is now only the fifth Australian fast-bowler since the inception of the awards to receive the medal. Fast bowlers other than Mitchell Starc who received the awards are Glenn Mcgrath, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson and their current Test skipper Pat Cummins.

According to Cricket Australia's website, Mitchell Starc managed to beat all-rounder Mitchell Marsh by just one vote to win the award this year. It also mentioned that this is only the second time that the Allan Border medal was decided by a difference of just one vote as David Warner had beaten Steve Smith exactly like this in 2020. 

In the women's cricket division, Ashleigh Gardner won the Belinda Clark award for her brilliant performances throughout the year. Gardner was awarded for contributing with bat and ball as she scored 281 runs with an average of 35.1 and also picked up 9 wickets. She won the medal by a seven vote margin over Beth Mooney. 

Here is the full list of Award winners and runners-up

2021-22 Australian Cricket Awards

Belinda Clark Award

Winner: Ashleigh Gardner

Runners-up: Beth Mooney, Alyssa Healy

Allan Border Medal

Winner: Mitchell Starc

Runners-up: Mitchell Marsh, Travis Head

Men's Test Player of the Year

Winner: Travis Head

Runners-up: Scott Boland, Mitchell Starc

Women's ODI Player of the Year

Winner: Alyssa Healy

Runners-up: Rachael Haynes, Megan Schutt

Men's ODI Player of the Year

Winner: Mitchell Starc

Runners-up: Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa & Alex Carey

Women's T20 Player of the Year

Winner: Beth Mooney

Runners-up: Tahlia McGrath, Ashleigh Gardner

Men's T20 Player of the Year

Winner: Mitchell Marsh

Runners-up: Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar

Women's Domestic Player of the Year

Elyse Villani

Men's Domestic Player of the Year

Travis Head

Betty Wilson Young Cricketer

Darcie Brown

Bradman Young Cricketer

Tim Ward

Community Impact Award

Zoe Cooke

Australian Cricket Hall of Fame inductees

Justin Langer & Raelee Thompson

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