Victoria and Melbourne Stars left-hander Rob Quiney has been named Domestic Player of the Year at the 2012 Allan Border Medal this evening.
Quiney received an impressive 52% of player votes to be a runaway winner over Tasmania’s James Faulkner (12%) and fellow Bushranger Matthew Wade (10%). All three played for the Melbourne Stars in the KFC T20 Big Bash League.
Twenty-nine year-old Quiney added a new level of consistency to his game, performing with distinction across all formats. He totaled 1640 runs at an overall average of 44.32 with 10 half-centuries and four centuries.
Quiney’s highest score for the voting period was 119 in the second innings of the BUPA Sheffield Shield match against South Australia. This followed his 114 in the first innings to complete a dominant double.
The tall Victorian has played as both an opener and middle order batsman throughout his career and is a clean striker of the ball off front and back foot. His improved effectiveness against spin has added further versatility to his game.
Quiney’s top score in the Ryobi One-Day Cup was 91 off 57 balls against New South Wales at North Sydney while his best effort for the Melbourne Stars was a blistering 97 from just 60 deliveries against the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba.
All Australian-based Cricket Australia, State and Big Bash League contracted players were given one vote to select the best player across the three major Australian domestic competitions (BUPA Sheffield Shield, Ryobi One-Day Cup and KFC T20 Big Bash League) for the period from 9 February 2011 to 11 February 2012.
The award was formerly known as the State Player of the Year.
Domestic Player of the Year – Top 3
Rob Quiney – 52% of player votes
James Faulkner – 12%
Matthew Wade – 10%
2000 – Darren Lehmann
2001 – Darren Lehmann
2002 – Darren Lehmann
2003 – Martin Love
2004 – Simon Katich
2005 – Andy Bichel
2006 – Phil Jaques
2007 – Chris Rogers
2008 – Ashley Noffke
2009 – Michael Klinger
2010 – Michael Klinger
2011 – Usman Khawaja
Born: August 20, 1982, Brighton, Victoria
Batting style: Left-hand bat
Bowling style: Right-arm medium
First-class debut: Tasmania v Victoria at Hobart, Feb 12-15, 2007
List A debut: Victoria v Queensland at Melbourne, Nov 29, 2006
Twenty20 debut: Western Australia v Victoria at Perth, Jan 6, 2006
Statistics in Voting Period
(BUPA Sheffield Shield, Ryobi One-Day Cup and KFC Big Bash League games)
BATTING M INN NO RUNS AVE HS 50 100 STK-RT
Rob Quiney 29 39 2 1640 44.32 119 10 4 74.44
Career Statistics (current as at 23 February, 2012)