CRICKET: Woodhall Spa clean up at ECB award night

Woodhall Spa's Paul Timby receives the league runners-up trophy from guest speaker Graeme Fowler.

Woodhall Spa's Paul Timby receives the league runners-up trophy from guest speaker Graeme Fowler.

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Woodhall Spa wicket keep Jack Hughes was among the trophies at the Lincolnshire ECB cricket awards.

Youngster Hughes won the wicketkeeping award for his performances behind the stumps for the league runners-up.

He also picked up the Mike Molloy Trophy for the Young Player of the Year.

The Spa club was also recognised for its excellent playing facilities when it was awarded the Terry Bates Trophy for groundsmanship.

The Ann Boulton Services to Cricket Award went to the club’s Nigel Salmon and Neil Timby was on hand to pick up the league runners-up trophy after they were pipped to the crown by Sleaford on the last day of the 2013 season.

The trophies were presented by former Lancashire, Durham and England left arm bat Graeme ‘Foxy’ Fowler, who entertained the 100 or so guests with his stories of, among other things, touring with England in the 1980s.

Fowler, the first England player to score a test double century, is also famous for being the only player to score two complete centuries with the aid of a runner.

He played 21 test matches and 26 One Day Internationals for his country.

Trophy winners:

League champions, Sleaford; runners-up, Woodhall Spa; Winkworth Cup, Bourne; Stroud Family Batting Trophy and most runs in the season, Tim McIntosh (Sleaford); Lincolnshire Echo Bowling Trophy, most wickets in the season, and the Tony North Trophy for the most promising junior newcomer, Matthew Carter (Bracebridge Heath); Wicketkeeping Award and Young Player of the Year, Jack Hughes; Most Fielding Catches, Harry Warwick (Grimsby); Onyx Cup for most man of the match awards, Karanjit Bansal (Lindum) and Graeme Attenborough (Haxey); Stephen Bradley All-Rounder Trophy, Graham West (Louth); Mike Molloy Trophy for Young Player of the Year, Jack Hughes (Woodhall Spa); Lincs Free Press Scorers’ Trophy, Shelley Clayton (Lindum); Sibber Addison Memorial Umpire’s Award, Ian Fowler; Ann Boulton Services to Cricket Award, Nigel Salmon (Woodhall Spa); Stephen Bradford Fair Play Trophy (Spalding); Terry Bates Trophy for groundsmanship, Woodhall Spa.