Cricket - skipper takes two of senior awards

TODMORDEN Cricket Club’s captain took two of the senior awards for last season.

Andrew Sutcliffe not only got the bowling award but also the allrounder’s award.

The batting awards all went to opener Simon Newbitt, who took the senior batting award, the fastest 50 award and also the award for the Lancashire League’s highest aggregate runs scorer (735).

Nick Barker took Todmorden’s fielding award.

In the second team the batting, bowling and all rounder awards all went to captain Stuart Priestley, while his son Freddie picked up the fielding award.

The players’ player award went to Ilias Hussain.

There were more awards for Freddie Priestley.

He was the players’ player for the third team, took the fielding prize for the under-17s and in the junior section was young player of the year. Freddie took the Joanne Whittaker memorial shield for the most outstanding player of the year.

The third team awards were: batting, Dave Hatton; bowling, Nathan Heywood; fielding, David Harper.

The junior awards were - under-nines: batting, Oscar Crowther; bowling, Noah Priestley; fielding, E. Holmes; manager’s player of the season, Tom Robinson.

Under-11s: batting, Kai Abbas; bowling, Evie Priestley; fielding, G. Wilson; manager’s player of the season, A. Dawson.

Under-13s, batting, Ben Pearson; bowling, Oliver Halstead; fielding, Kai Abbas; manager’s player of the season, Ben Pearson.

Under-15s: batting, Ben Pearson; bowling, Freddie Priestley; fielding, Jacob Howard; manager’s player of the season, Tom Kelly.

Under-17s: batting, Jacob Crossley; bowling, Nathan Heywood; fielding, Freddie Priestley; manager’s player of the season Matty Ormerod.

Chairman Mark Clayton hosted the presentations and thanked the ground staff and the catering volunteers.

He presented bouquets to Sarah Priestley, Lisa Pearson and Miriam Claxton and thanked them for their hard work all season.

The first team captain next season will again be Andrew Sutcliffe.

The second team will be captained by Lee Pearson, who resumes the position after a season in the first team.

The third team will be captained by Gareth Rudderforth after the retirement of David Hatton, who in his final season bagged the batting award for the third team.