Tasmania's Ricky Ponting has been recognised for a stellar first-class season with the bat with the Sheffield Shield player of the year award.
Ponting was presented with the award at Cricket Australia's state awards in Hobart today.
The former Test captain polled 18 votes to finish ahead of South Australian bowler Chadd Sayers on 16 votes, while Queensland batsman Usman Khawaja and New South Wales bowler Gurinda Sandhu tied for third with 12 votes.
Ponting was the leading runs-scorer for the season despite having played just eight games. He compiled 875 runs at an average of 87.50, including three hundreds and four 50s with a top score of 200 not out against New South Wales in February.
The award caps a great season for Ponting, who will play for the Tigers in the Shield final against Queensland starting on Friday at Bellerive.
Victorian batsman Aaron Finch won the One-Day Cup player of the year award on the back of his average of 84 at a run-a-ball in the domestic limited-overs format this season. Finch finished on 15 votes, one ahead of South Australia's Kane Richardson (14).
In women's cricket, the WNCL Player of the Year award was jointly shared by VicSpirit's Meg Lanning and Western Fury's Nicole Bolton, while fellow Western Fury teammate Jenny Wallace took home the WT20 Player of the Year award.