Warriors rookie Will Bosisto's excellent 2012 was capped off last night when he won the 882 6PR Special Achievement Award at the WA Sports Star of the Year function.
Bosisto led Australia at the ICC Under 19 World Cup in Queensland and was named Player of the Tournament after a superb fortnight with
He scored 276 runs and was only dismissed once in six innings, with
his best knock coming in the final when he struck an unbeaten 87, which enabled
Australia to post a respectable total against India.
The Claremont-Nedlands product, now playing WACA District cricket with University, also impressed with his leadership and
skills as a Captain.
Bosisto received a rookie contract with the Warriors for the 2012-13 interstate season, and made his State debut in a RYOBI One-Day Cup fixture against Victoria in September.
The 19-year old says he regards winning the award as a tremendous honour.
"I went last night not expecting to win anything, but I was listening to the spiel for the winner of the award and the stats were sounding familiar, and then it was a great thrill to hear my name read out," Bosisto said.
"Karl Langdon presented the award to me and I had chatted to him on 6PR during the week, so it was great to be up talking with him again."
Despite enjoying a fantastic calendar year, Bosisto was shocked to be recognised for his achievements.
"I suppose everything has happend pretty quickly," he said.
"I felt like I developed a lot during the last off-season, had a good fitness base after working hard under (Warriors strength & conditioning coach) Steve Smith, and then went away to the World Cup in good physical and mental condition.
"It was a great tournament from a personal point of view and it made me want to come back to club cricket in Perth and try to score as many runs as possible."
While the ICC Under 19 World Cup was a great success on a personal note for Bosisto, losing the final against India was a great disappointment to him and his team mates.
"It was a shame to stumble at the final hurdle," he said. "It would have been nice to win the competition but that's the way it goes."
Bosisto enjoyed the responsibility of skippering Australia in the World Cup on home soil and says it is something he would like to do at senior level down the track.
"That was a massive honour for me, to lead my country at a home World Cup. Even though it was at Under 19 level it was something really special to me," he said.
"It is definitely something I enjoyed doing, I learned a lot over there and captaincy is something that I really want to do."