Australia captain Smith wins second Allan Border medal

Steve Smith

(Reuters) – Australia captain Steve Smith won his second Allan Border Medal yesterday, becoming the fifth player to claim the country’s highest individual cricket honour more than once.

Smith, who recently guided his team to a 4-0 Ashes triumph over England, joined Ricky Ponting (four times), Michael Clarke (four), Shane Watson (twice) and David Warner (twice) as a multiple winners of the award, Cricket Australia said yesterday.

The 28-year-old Smith, who scored his highest test score of 239 in the third match of the series against England in Perth, also picked up his second test player of the year award. “I’m pleased that I can be sitting here today and be recognised for what I’ve done over the year,” Smith said.“I don’t play for these kind of awards, I play to try and help the team win and stand up as the leader of the side… It’s been a challenging year and I’m proud of the way I have accomplished a few things,” he added.

Smith, who also won the Allan Border medal in 2015, accumulated 246 votes ahead last year’s winner Warner (162). Spinner Nathan Lyon (156) was third.

All-rounder Ellyse Perry won her second Belinda Clark Award for the best woman player and Warner was named top one-day player for the second year in succession. Aaron Finch took the Twenty20 award.

Comments  

Guyana racket wielders back home with heads held high

Guyana’s Table Tennis delegation which competed at the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast of Australia is back on home soil and have already begun to charter the way forward.

By ,

GFF launches investigation into Futsal shooting incident

Although tight-lipped on the details, Guyana Football Federation (GFF) President Wayne Forde, has revealed that an investigation has been launched into the unforeseen conclusion of the Petra Organization/Corona Futsal finale on April 14th due to gunfire inside the National Gymnasium.

Long-awaited policy to be unveiled by June: minister

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Sports Minister Dr George Norton believes Guyana should have its much anticipated National Sports Policy by June.

MMP to stage fundraising Charity T20

Albion Sports Complex will come alive on April 28 when the Mohabir Mookoorchand Persaud (MMP) Foundation hosts a fund raising Floodlight hard ball cricket competition.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now

×