SUBIACO Floreat Cricket Club topped off its premiership win a fortnight ago by taking home a host of awards at the Lawrie Sawle Medal Night.
First-time premiership player Cameron Green, of Mt Claremont, took home the Male Rising Star gong, after taking a 5-wicket haul on his WA debut earlier this year.
Seventeen-year-old Green, who is the third youngest Sheffield Shield debutant, said he was not expecting to win.
“I rocked up to the medal night not knowing there was an award for the best young player,” he said.
“So when I found out there was I was hoping I wouldn’t win it because I’m not the best public speaker, and there were a few other guys that were good all year.”
The former Scotch College student said the award topped off an incredibly enjoyable year.
“It’s been great both individually and as a team,” he said.
“I played (Shield cricket) in Adelaide, then to come back and win first grade was great.”
Green said he would take some time off over the next few months to give his body a break, before getting back into preseason training in June.
“It’s probably enough time to start missing cricket,” he said.
“Then it’s back in. My aim over the next few years is to really establish myself as a Sheffield Shield player.”
South Perth’s Hilton Cartwright was named WA’s best cricketer for the season, honoured with the Lawrie Sawle Medal after a breakthrough season that saw him make his surprise Test debut in Sydney against Pakistan and tally 861 Sheffield Shield runs.
Subiaco Floreat all rounder Heather Graham (20) was awarded WA’s best female cricketer, taking home the coveted Zoe Goss Medal after solid displays for WA and Perth Scorchers that saw her score 439 runs across both major competitions.
Shaun Marsh won the Gold Cup as WA’s best international player and Adam Voges took home the award for WA’s best one-day player.