The Western Australian Cricket Association congratulates state captain Adam Voges on last night being recognised at the 40under40 Awards at Crown Towers.
The 40under40 Awards celebrate the passion, vision and achievements of WA’s finest young professionals and their contribution to the state, with last night’s 16th edition of the event attended by about 600 people.
Voges, a proud West Australian, was recognised for his achievements throughout his professional cricketing career, as well as his contribution back to the game and state off the field.
The 37-year-old made his First Class debut for WA in December 2002 and took the captaincy reins of his state a decade later, having made his One Day and Twenty20 International debuts in 2007.
Voges reached the pinnacle of representation in June 2015, joining an elite group of players to make a century on Test debut with a knock of 130 not out against the West Indies.
Voges helped steer WA cricket out of a low period and into one of sustained success, ending the state’s decade-long drought in the domestic one day competition by capturing the 2014 Matador BBQs One Day Cup and guiding the Warriors to consecutive Sheffield Shield finals (2013-14, 2014-15), marking the side’s first appearance in the First Class decider since 1998-99.
The top-order batter was a senior member of the Perth Scorchers’ inaugural KFC Big Bash League championship win in 2013-14 and captained the team to the defence of its title a year later.
The stellar run of form and results was rewarded in 2015, when Voges was declared the winner of the Laurie Sawle Medal – WA’s highest honour at its end-of-season awards.
Voges has also overcome chaotic travel and playing schedules to conduct school visits and youth clinics throughout each season and every year returns to Warnbro Cricket Club – where it all started for him – to assist with a Twenty20 match between the seniors and the juniors.
WACA CEO Ms Christina Matthews said: "We take great pride at the WACA in helping create not just good cricketers, but good people and I congratulate Adam on a recognition that reflects both those traits.
"Adam’s success throughout his career, especially his ability to lead, has been borne of experience; both highs and lows.
"He has been selected and dropped for both state and country, sidelined from injury and faced challenges throughout his career, but has fought back every time to become an even better player.
"Those experiences have equipped Adam with a perseverance, self-belief and patience that has honed his intuition and talent as a leader and earned him the utmost respect from the WA cricket community.”
More information on the 40under40 awards can be found here.