Australian sport has many “night of nights”, but today it’s time for cricketers to show they too can scrub up when they’re out of their whites.
Cricketers and their partners have arrived on the blue carpet, traditional for the event, for the 2024 Australian Cricket Awards at the Crown Palladium in Melbourne.
Both male and female crickets attend the event in the hopes of taking out the top awards, the Belinda Clark Award and Allan Border Medal, that will name them the best in the sport in their respective gender.
Among the first to grace the carpet was one of the most recognisable faces in cricket, Ellyse Perry.
Perry wore a mint green plissé halter dress with a daring split down her chest, creating a Marilyn Monroe-esque look for the occasion.
The athlete paired the look with gold jewellery – including a gold clutch – and styled her hair in loose waves around her face.
Usman Khawaja arrived, with wife Rachel by his side, wearing a classic tuxedo with a bow tie and white pocket square. His muted choice of colours allowed Rachel to stand out by his side.
The cricketer’s wife, who was styled by Lana Wilkinson, wore a floor length red gown with a corset detailing under the bust. The form-fitting dress also featured long sleeves.
Marnus Labuschagne attended alongside wife Rebekah, who stole the moment in black sequin dress with spaghetti straps, in a roaring 20s-esque vibe.
She paired the look with simple, elegant jewellery and had her blonde hair styled in an up do with some framing her face.
In possibly the most adorable blue carpet move ever, Aaron and Amy Finch brought along their daughter Esther to the event.
On an ordinary night, Amy would have stolen the show in her black frock with a daring leg split and mesh sweetheart neckline, but Esther rocked up to the event dressed as Cinderella.
She held mum and dad’s hands with a big smile on her face while they walked along the blue carpet.
Meanwhile Finch, who rounded out the family, also wore a classic tuxedo to the event so his guests could stand out beside him.
Finch recently said at the end of the most recent Big Bash League the season would “likely” be his last following a season of injuries.
More to come.
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