Successful season remembered at Rastrick


IT has been a busy Round Hill clubhouse over the past week with first the Rastrick Cricket Club’s Junior section prize and presentation evening and then the seniors.

The Junior evening was well attended by players and their families, with the event being compered by club chairman and U-13 coach Paul Shaw, who thanked fellow coaches Richard Cook (U-9s), Andy Pearson (U-11s), Rob Hions (U-15s) and Oliver Pearson and David Jarratt (U-17s) and their helpers on Friday evening coaching sessions throughout spring and summer.

Ben Birkhead and Sajid Siraj enjoyed individual club and league success and the U-13 team finished second.

Junior prize winners - U-9 batting: Logan Swann. Bowling: Macauley Blackburn. Fielding: Ryan Brewster. U-11 Batting: Adam Taylor. Bowling: Tom Peacock. Fielding: Joe Mobbs. U-13 Batting: Jasraj Sangha. Bowling: Jasraj Sangha. Fielding: Will Osborne. U-15 Batting: Nathan Shaw. Bowling: Amir Khan. Fielding: Liam Senior. U-17 Batting: Ben Birkhead. Bowling: Siraj Sajid. Fielding: Tom Barrett.

There was one hat-trick during the season and that was achieved by Eddie Uttley who took 5-8 against Broad Oak on July 1.

Annual awards - Alan Hartley Trophy for most improved player: Louis Wood. AC Lane Memorial Trophy for best Junior fielder: Tom Barrett. Brough Fletcher Memorial Trophy (best all-rounder): Ben Birkhead. Brian Wilkinson Award for best newcomer: Keenan Hall.

League awards: Ben Birkhead won the Huddersfield League U-17 batting and all rounder awards and Siraj Sajid won their U-17 bowling award.

Paul Shaw introduced the senior evening, congratulating the 1st X1 on their league title and 2ndX1 on promotion.

Max Lambert’s longstanding efforts as club treasurer were rewarded with the Kate and Joe Stead Memorial plaque, and Oliver Pearson completed a fantastic campaign after leading the 1stX1 to the title.

Senior prize winners - Halifax Sunday League batting: Tom Barrett. Bowling: Jonny Bamforth. Fielding: Tom Barrett. 2nd X1 Batting: Matthew Essex. Bowling: Nick Marsden. Fielding: Tom Barrett. 1st X1 Batting: Jacob Waterson. Bowling: Jordan Ghani. Fielding: Jack Pearson. Jacob Waterson and Jordan Ghani also won their respective Drakes Huddersfield League Conference batting and bowling prizes.

Centuries - 1st X1: Jacob Waterson (4) -107 v Lepton (h), 116 not out v Thurstonland (h), 119 not out v Emley (a), 122 not out v Denby Dale (a). Mitchell McCoach (2) 105 v Upperhtong (h), 132 v Denby (h). Bradley Birkhead (1) 134 v Emley (a). 2nd X1: Tom Owen (3): 103 v Upperthong (a), 100 v Cartworth Moor (a), 105 v Lepton (h), Simon Farlow (1) 117 v Denby Dale (h), Matthew Essex (1) 112 not out v Lepton (h). Sunday XI: Tom Barrett (1) 100 not out v Thornton (a). Annual award: Chumley Duck for the Most ducks in a season: Gary Nicholson.