Annual Test cricketer of the year awaqrd January 2, 2005

Martyn wins the McGilvray Medal

Cricinfo staff

Damien Martyn was presented with the McGilvray medal at the end of the first day of the third Test © Getty Images
Damien Martyn has been awarded the McGilvray Medal for 2005, which is presented annually by the ABC to their Test cricketer of the year.

Martyn, 33, scored 1353 runs last year at an average of 56.37. Of his six centuries, his 161 against Sri Lanka at Kandy was the highest. He failed to reach 40 in only two of Australia's 14 Tests in 2004.

He received the award from John Howard, Australia's Prime Minister, at the end of the first day's play of the third Test against Pakistan at Sydney. The medal honours Alan McGilvray, who was a commentator on ABC radio for more than 50 years.